VIKING VILLAGE'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

~Viking Village will reopen on May 1, 2020 for seasonal and monthly campers only. ALL amenities including the restrooms, playground, pool and miniature golf course will be closed.

~We will be abiding by Governor Evers Safer at Home orders and observing social distancing between all campers and staff.

~Registered campers only. Absolutely, NO visitors to your campsite or Viking Village public spaces.

~No campers will be admitted without an advanced reservation.

~The office will be closed until further notice. Please call 608-873-6601 for assistance. 

Information

Come Camping at Viking Village Campground!


We are within easy driving distance of Milwaukee, Chicago and Madison.  Our 71 campsites are situated in the beautiful countryside surrounding Stoughton Wisconsin. Stoughton is enviably at the heart of a sportsman's mecca, an oasis for the weekend camper, a paradise for outdoor recreation. Visitors can enjoy four of Wisconsin finest lakes, challenging golf courses, and a variety of other recreational activities.


History of Viking Village


On November 1, 1889 in Madison, Wisconsin the Norwegian Synod of the Lutheran Church established the Martin Luther Orphan’s Home. This was to be a home for children orphaned by disease, epidemics, poverty and war. In 1894 the Home was relocated on a 52 acre site outside of Stoughton on land donated by Gyermund and Rebecca Skaalen. By 1898, between 90 and 120 children were being cared for. Fire destroyed the girls dormitory on Palm Sunday in 1925, and the boys dormitory in 1934. The two story red brick building at the top of the drive was the nursery and girl’s dormitory and was rebuilt in 1927. In 1935, the light brick building was built to house the boy’s dormitory and workshop.  During this time the orphanage was home to nearly 200 children and 20 employees. The home was totally self-sufficient, raising its own livestock and crops and educated the children in the school house (the building that registration is in.) In 1940 the direction of services changed its focus from orphans to troubled youths.

 Viking Village Campground was established in 1978 and has been owned and managed by the same family for nearly 40 years.



Pavilion Rental

No pavilion rental at this time.


Park Information:

  • Boats are allowed on sites only if room permits.
  • One vehicle per site. Additional vehicles must be approved at the office.
  • ​Car passes must be displayed at all times.
  • No visitors allowed at this time.
  • Trash bags - please leave full bags at site marker for collection.
  • We will not be excepting personal mail.Please have your mail delivered to a Stoughton United States Post Office Box or "General Delivery, Stoughton, WI 53589."
  • Deliveries (packages,) including Amazon, can be picked up on the porch at the lodge building (the big red building at the top of the driveway.) Campers are responsible for tracking packages and picking them up upon package arrival.


Camping Courtesy:

  • 10 M.P.H. speed limit on park roads for the safety of everyone.
  • Please do not litter.
  • Sites that look vacant may be occupied. Please do not remove firewood or picnic tables.
  • Please do not cut through occupied sites.
  • Please leave flowers for everyone to enjoy.


Guidelines

  • Quiet hours are strictly enforced. They are between the hours of 10:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.
  • Cutting down trees for firewood is prohibited.
  • Firearms are prohibited.
  • Greywater must be disposed of properly by order of the Wisconsin Department of Health (State Law.)
  • Pets must be kept leashed and quiet. Owners must be present when pet(s) is outside the unit.
  • Pets can not be left in cars or trucks.
  • Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up all pet dropping anywhere in the park, including your site.
  • Pets must be up to date with all their shots. You may be asked for proof of such if there is an incident.