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- Fee Info
Site Fee: $23/night (+ $12 reservation fee)
Refunds: All refunds/reimbursements will be made within 10 days.
There is a camping limit of 21 days in any 30-day period
Limited long term sites are available
Camping is allowed from the second weekend in April through the second weekend in October (Cliffside Park registration ends October 4.)
Check-in and check-out time is 3 p.m.
Sites will be reserved on a first come-first served basis.
- Reservation Policy
Campground Reservations / Individual Sites - Cliffside and Sanders Parks
Racine County has designated individual camping sites at Cliffside and Sanders Parks. There are a limited number of camping sites available that are non-reservable and are available on a first come, first served basis. Campground rules apply to all campers. The camping season is the second weekend in April through the second weekend in October. Information on campgrounds and site availability can be obtained by telephone from the Racine County Convention and Visitors Bureau at (262) 884-6400 or 1-800-C Racine (1-800-272-2463).
Reservations requested in-person will be accepted beginning the first business day of the calendar year. Reservations may be requested in-person only at Real Racine Visitor Center, 14015 Washington Avenue (Highway 20.) Reservations will be accepted daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The reservation fee and all camping fees for the length of the reserved stay must be paid at this time. Accepted methods of payment are cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover card. The permit will be issued upon full payment of all fees. Copies of the permit will be given to the reserving party, Racine County Public Works Office, the Park Manager and the Sheriff's Department.
Reservations requested by mail will be accepted beginning the first business day of the given calendar year. The camper must provide the following information and payments:
Name of park and area requested
First and second choice of camping site
Date of arrival and date of departure
Name of responsible person, address, and daytime telephone number. Include camping club name if applicable.
Payment of the reservation fee and all camping fees for the length of the reserved stay using check or including a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card number, the expiration date and signature.
Starting the first business day of the New Year, reservations requested in the mail will be put in postmark order and processed after the "in-person" reservations have been processed. The permit will be returned via mail to the address given.
Internet reservations may be made through www.racine.org after 2:00 p.m. on the first working day of the New Year. The reservation fee and all camping fees for the length of the reserved stay must be paid when making the reservation using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card. Your on-line reservation will be processed in the order in which it was received and confirmation will be e-mailed.
Reservations requested by telephone will be accepted one week after the first working day of the New Year. Reservations can be requested at the Racine County Convention and Visitors Bureau daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (262) 884-6400 or 1-800-272-2463. The reservation fee and all camping fees for the length of the reserved stay must be paid at this time using Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. The permit will be returned via mail to the address given.
Reservations will be accepted for no more than 21 nights in a 30-day period with the exception of Cliffside sites numbered 14-25, which have no limit.
Reservations must be made not less than seven (7) days before the site is to be occupied.
The Racine County Convention and Visitors Bureau shall process all cancellations and early departure notifications. No cancellations will be taken at the park locations. Only the person whose name is on the reservation may cancel a reservation. When making the cancellation the camper must provide the name the reservation is in and the permit number from the form. Reservation fees are not refundable. No shows receive no refund.
Campsite reservations may be cancelled only under the following conditions:
If the cancellation is received 72 hours before the 3:00 p.m. check in on the reservation start date, all camping fees will be refunded.
If the cancellation is received less than 72 hours before the 3:00 p.m. check in but before the 3:00 p.m. check in of reservation start date, the camping fee minus one night's camping fee will be refunded.
If the cancellation is received after the 3:00 p.m. check in of the arrival date, any remaining camping fees minus two nights's camping fee will be refunded. Those fees incurred before cancellation notification will not be refunded.
Early departure refunds may be obtained only under the following conditions:
If the cancellation is received 72 hours before 3:00 p.m. of the departure date, the remaining camping fees will be refunded.
If the early departure notification is received less than 72 hours but before 3:00 p.m. of the departure date the remaining camping fees less one night's camping fee will be refunded.
If the early departure notification is received after the departure, any remaining camping fees minus two night's camping fees will be refunded. Those fees incurred before cancellation notification will not be refunded.
If the original payment was by cash, check, or credit card, refunds will be issued by check. The refund may take up to 6 weeks to process. Refunds will not be made without prior notification. No shows receive no refund.
If a change in a camping reservation is wanted, call the Racine County Convention and Visitors Bureau at least 7 days before arrival date. The request (ie: changing sites or adding nights to the existing reservation - for canceling nights, see cancellations) will be accommodated subject to availability.
Racine County ordinance prohibits the use of a fee area without payment of the fees. Violators are subject to citation. Any site left unoccupied, in which camping fees are not current, is considered abandoned. All personal/camping items will be removed from the site and disposed of.
Racine County reserves the right to remove any campers whose site is unkept and unsightly. A 12 hour notice to vacate will be given and any fees for camping paid in advance will be refunded.
Racine County and their agents reserve the right to make adjustments in the assignments of campsites as becomes necessary due to unforeseen circumstances. Alternate sites will be assigned if requested sites are unavailable.
By Order of the Public Works Committee
Effective Date: December 8, 2005
- Campground Rules
1. Campers without reservations must register and pay all required fees upon arrival.
2. All campers must be age 18 or older unless accompanied by an adult.
3. No more than three unrelated adults and no more than eight people allowed to camp on an individual campsite.
4. Campers must comply with all Park ordinances and applicable regulations as well as maintain their site in a clean and sanitary manner. Racine County may terminate the camping stay if the site is not maintained or is unsightly. Campers will be given a 12-hour notice to vacate and will receive a refund for any unused nights paid for in advance.
5. One main camping unit (RV) and one tent - OR two tents are allowed per campsite.
6. Two vehicles (or one vehicle and one trailer) are allowed per campsite, in addition to the RV, as long as all vehicles and RVs are parked on the designated camping pad. Citations will be issued for parking on the grass.
7. Campers are responsible for the proper location and placement of recreational vehicles and camping equipment, as well as proper installation of any utility connections.
8. Check-in and check-out time is 3 p.m.
9. All camping fees must be paid BEFORE the campers set up their site. Citations will be issued for campers who are not current in paying the camping fees.
10. If a site is unoccupied, and payments of camping fees are not current, the site is considered abandoned. Items removed from the site will be disposed of.
11. Only registered campers and their guests are allowed in the campground. Guests are not allowed in the campground between the hours of 10 p.m. and
7 a.m. No more than 10 unregistered guests per campsite at any time and guests must park in overflow parking lots if there is no room at the registered campers site.
12. Undue or unnecessary noises which disturb or annoy others shall not be permitted during quiet observance from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Campers should set up before 10 p.m.
13. No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the park. Beer is allowed in the campground for registered campers of legal age only. Absolutely no alcohol, including beer, is permitted in group campsites.
14. There is a 21-day camping limit in any 30-day period with the exception of Cliffside sites numbered 14-25, which have no limit.
15. Pets are allowed only in the campground and not in other areas of the park. Immediate clean up of animal litter is required of pet owners. Pets are to be kept on a leash no longer than 10 feet attached to their own camping unit. Pets may not be tied to trees. Pets are not to be left unattended at any time.
16. Absolutely no digging or rain ditching is allowed.
17. Fires are allowed in designated areas only. Extinguish all fires and coals with water and discard in dumpsters when totally extinguished.
18. Graywater must be contained and disposed of in the dump station.
19. Camping is allowed from the second weekend in April through the second weekend in October.
BY ORDER OF THE PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
Effective Date: December 8, 2005