Who We Are
Relax, leave your tensions behind you, come to your home away from home at Camp Delton Club (for a day, a week, or all summer). Conveniently located just off I-90/94, the Club is located on Mirror Lake in Lake Delton, Wisconsin, just a short distance from all the natural and man-made attractions of the Wisconsin Dells, the water park capital.
Other attractions within a 10-mile radius are:
- Baraboo’s Circus Museum
- Devil’s Lake State Park
- Mirror Lake State Park
- Christmas Mountain
- Ho Chunk Casino
If you don’t feel like cooking, the Dells area has a tasty variety of restaurants to choose from. Whatever preference you have for the many types of recreational vehicles, we have a site In Camp Delton Club for you.
Board of Directors
The club operates under direction of a Board of Directors, who are elected members from the camp. The Board of Directors determines the annual Club Dues, as recommended by a budget committee. For 2015 the dues are $1060.00 including tax, which pays for: the pool, security, city water, sewer, office operations, and maintenance of the common facilities such as roads, and lawns. Metered electric usage is billed annually to the site. Personal property tax is billed annually by the Village of Lake Delton to the site.
Would you like to know who sits on the board - click here.
What is Camp Delton Club?
Camp Delton Inc. is a membership-owned and family oriented vacation park. Situated on 93 acres consisting of four distinct areas (villages) totaling 334 park-like sites, including 9 guest sites available for the members guests.
The property stretches from the shores of Mirror Lake to the top of Mirror Mountain, a local landmark situated entirely on Camp Delton property. Lookout Point on Mirror Mountain sits 1120 feet above sea level, commanding a spectacular view of the lake and surrounding country side. Each member has use of a selected camp site giving you the exclusive right to use your campsite and the right to use the recreational facilities of the club.
The Camp is staffed all year-round. To view the camp map click here.
Additional Outdoor Activities
During the warm days of summer, you can take a refreshing dip in the Camp’s pool, enjoy one of the nature walks, play some horseshoes, or do a little fishing. Boat and canoe storage is available on the grounds. In the evening, you might decide to join new and old friends around a campfire. If you are a snow bunny, a simple call in advance will assure access through a plowed road to your site.
History of Camp Delton Club
Camp Delton Club was originally farmland. The club is partially built on the former location of the Ringling Brothers Country Club Resort and eighteen hole golf course. In fact, the first and eighteenth holes were located where the freeway is today.
In 1968, Willard and Virginia Murphy bought the land. In 1970, they opened Dells Camp Delton Incorporated. It was operated as a public rental camping facility. The campground was located in the current Overlook Village area.
However, the Murphy’s saw a chance to expand. On March 20, 1975, Bill Murphy signed the Articles of Incorporation and Camp Delton Club became not-for-profit corporation. It became the first successful camper-owned campground in the Midwest.
An article in the Wisconsin Dells Events, May 6, 1976 stated that Camp Delton was the first of the "deluxe" total facility camping resorts in the Illinois-Wisconsin area. It carried the highest ratings available to a campground - Woodall 5W and Rand McNally 4 Star - and was one of the most successful camping resorts in the Midwest.
Just east of the Camp Delton Club was the hotel and other facilities. The hotel burned to the ground in the 40’s and was never rebuilt. Many of the old stone structures which surrounded the Grand Old Hotel, are still standing. In 1969 the campground was known as Dells Camp Delton.
Mirror Lake, on whose shores the camp is built, winds its way over 4 miles through high cliffs and valleys and covers 139 acres. Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed one of the few homes on the lake, considered Mirror lake one of his favorite spots, and often referred to it as "the birth place of beauty".
It is fed by a trout stream, Dell Creek, and empties into Lake Delton after passing over the historic Timme Mill Dam. Fish include pan fish, large mouth bass, northern pike, and walleye. The lake reaches depths up to 19 feet.