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

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