Bent’s Camp: Experience 125 Years of History

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Are you looking to plan a trip to a *true* Wisconsin hidden gem? Then Bent’s Camp Resort, in the Northwoods is the perfect destination for you! After reading this blog, you’ll be sure to plan your trip and experience 125 years of rich Wisconsin history! Bent’s Camp can be your one-stop destination for a delicious bite to eat, getaway on the Cisco Chain, and access to plenty of outdoor fun! 

The Resort and Lodge 

Photo Credit: Bent’s Camp Resort

Just west of Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin you’ll find Bent’s Camp Resort, which is just about as far north as you can go, right along the Cisco Chain of Lakes. The resort is known for its camp-style lodging with 12 cabins to nestle in. Since 1896, Bent’s has been a hot spot for fishing and hunting. In 1906, the lodge restaurant was created to serve delicious food to the guests staying on site! 

Now, at Bent’s you can stay on-site in the cabins or you can come for a day trip to stop for a delicious meal and cold drink. You can pull up to Bent’s by UTV, boat, jet-ski, bike, or car and experience the true Northwoods atmosphere in the buildings created long ago. Be sure to make a stop at their on-site gift shop to grab fabulous merchandise of all sorts! Whether you want to grab a sweatshirt to cozy up in or a coffee mug to use back home, Bent’s really has it all! 

What To Do When Visiting Bent’s

Photo Credit: Bent’s Camp Resort

We have some of the best insider’s tips on how to make your trip to Bent’s Camp truly one-of-a-kind! First, we suggest heading out on the trails via UTV or ATV. Just minutes from the resort is the Sylvania Wilderness trailhead making for easy access to a fun day out exploring! Most of the wilderness is old growth forest making for beautiful views throughout. 

Don’t miss out on the chance to explore the Cisco Chain of Lakes by watercraft. Bent’s is right along the south shore of Mamie Lake along the southern portion of the Cisco Chain! From there, you can head out for a day of fishing, exploring the waters, or if you’re a bit on the adventurous side make sure to try skiing, tubing, or wakeboarding on the lakes!

After a long day, be sure to grab a bite to eat from the lodge. You won’t regret it! Whether you’re a fish fry connoisseur or love to indulge in pizza, Bent’s offers a taste for everyone. Their fish fry menu is available not only on Fridays, but Tuesdays too! And you can’t go wrong with a classic Old Fashioned while stopping in.  

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Well, now that we have you dreaming about what a getaway at Bent’s Camp may look like…sit back and relax some more while watching a Discover Wisconsin digital short ‘Celebrating 125 Years at Bent’s Camp’ to truly visualize the experience! Let us know what you’re most looking forward to on your first (or next!) visit to Bent’s Camp Resort.


Kortnee Hass: Digital Media Associate for Discover Mediaworks. A Wisconsin ‘now & forever’ transplant with a soft spot for squeaky cheese curds, craft breweries, and all things Wisconsin tourism.

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