Welcome to shady oaks

shady oaks campground

Looking to get out of the hustle and bustle of ​the city? Shady Oaks Campground is the place ​to go. Enjoy the friendly down home feeling ​you are missing. Get back to nature and enjoy ​fishing, golf, or just sit back and relax. Markesan​ offers an Amish community just minutes aw​ay, where you can see and buy products made b​y hand. Princeton, just 20 minutes away, o​ffers one of the largest flea markets and man​y antique shops.

Shady Oaks is ​f​amily owned and operated since 1949, off​ering seasonal sites as well as overnight campi​ng.

Call for questions or ​reservations:


Address: N2770 Park Rd

Markesan, WI 53919

Phone: (920)398-3138


About us

Shady Oaks Campground has been a ​family owned and operated ​campground since 1949. The Ross family ​have been the longest owners taking ​over in 1987.

Camping Rates:

$25 per TENT per night: includes ​water and electric

$30 per POP-UP per night: ​includes water and electric

$35 per TRAILER per night: ​includes water, electric, & Sewer

  • Picnic table and fire ring at each site.
  • Wood Available.
  • Hot showers.
  • Flush toilets.
  • Full hook-ups with sewer available.

**3 night minimum for holidays/deposit ​required. includes state & local tax

This campground is eco-friendly and a certified Travel Green business.


  • 12 - Opening day, water is on
  • Rake leave to the road ​or drop off in compost ​pile - no sticks or bags!
  • Or​der Shady Oaks Shirts**


  • 1-26 Order Shady Oaks ​Shirts**
  • 19 - Car Show in Soldiers and ​Sailors Park
  • 11 - Potluck and BINGO - ​CANCELLED


  • 7-8 June Dairy Days in ​Markesan
  • 8 June Dairy Day Parade
  • 8 - Night movie
  • 15 - Potluck and BINGO
  • 22 - Badger Mining Tour - ​very interesting. Bus ride out ​of Fairwater Historical ​Society. More info to come
  • 29 - Golf cart parade and​ Little Green Lake Firework​ display. Fireworks will be​ launched off a barge of the​ lake. - more area firework​ displays will be posted on the​ office door​


  • 13 - Night movie
  • 27 - Christmas in July p​otluck and BINGO (times w​ill be posted) - also, Ken and D​iane are planning a special t​reat for everyone, stop by t​heir place. (more info to c​ome)


  • 12​-13 Closing weekend

Note: Events are subject to ​change and weather permitting


  • 10 - Fish Fry at Ken and ​Diane’s
  • 17 - Night movie
  • 23 - 24 Brat Fry in Brandon to ​support the Brandon Public ​Library. Live music on Friday ​(23rd). Bring your family and ​chairs for an evening of good ​food and music. Right across ​fr​om Brandon Meats


  • Chili dump, and bonfire by the ​do​g park


We are going to place an ​order for more Shady Oaks ​tees and sweats. If you want ​something special, or you ​want to see what the ​company has to offer, stop in ​the office and Mike will give ​you the website to check it ​out. Everything will have the ​same logo but you can ​customize your order - tank ​top, v-neck, colors, sizes, etc. ​Deadline for ordering will be ​May 26. This is the only time ​offer this summer. Keep in ​mind, they make great ​Christmas gifts.

2024 Calendar of events

No trailers for sale, at this time.

Camper Car at Campsite

Shady Oaks Campground Site Map

Little Green lake

Little Green Lake is 425 acres with a max depth of 28', and a median level of 9'. Little ​Green Lake is a wonderful fishing lake offering Muskie, Walleye, Northern, Large ​Mouth Bass, Blue Gill, and Crappie. Little Green is a great lake for water sports and ​beach area right near Shady Oaks Campground. In 2003, a destratification project ​was installed by the DNR and Little Green Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District. ​This project is proving to be a great asset to the lake in combination with weed ​harvesting by improving water quality and fishing.

Little Green Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is also pursuing aquatic plant ​restoration and retention pond projects.

The Lake District is making great efforts in improving lake quality for future ​generations.

Address: N2770 Park Rd

Markesan, WI 53919

Phone: (920)398-3138