About Glacier Valley

A place to call your camping home!

Make Glacier Valley your camping home!

Since discovering and purchasing a rundown campground with enormous potential, we have been concentrating on improving the camping experience.

Our 70-acre facility near Pardeeville and Portage boasts quite a bit of diversity: a large wooded hillside, open fields, old growth woods, and a wetland complete with a small stream.

Some of our 130 sites are wooded, others shaded. Some sites are near the large swim pond, while others are out of pond sight and sound. Some sites have level gravel pads with 50 amp service, others offer grassy camping with 30 amp service. Some sites are only for RVs while others are great for primitive/rustic camping.

Try us- we probably have the type of camping environment you are looking for! Book today!


RV and tent camping
Clean flush toilets
Clean, free, hot showers
Weekend planned activities
Convenience store
Dump station
Propane exchange

We are still trying to make WiFi available for our guests

Rich Chandler and Diane Thomson

Richard Chandler is a Wisconsin native (Watertown) who left to live on both coasts for over 40 years, then finally came home. He is a Vietnam veteran who graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy and received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He retired from a varied corporate career, most recently doing IT project management consulting for some large clients.

Diane Thomson, Rich’s wife, is from Ohio and earned her microbiology degree from the Ohio State University. She is still working a “day job” as a software test manager, helping her cancer-detection company put out quality programs to control their testing.

A great camp store!

You will love our store, where you will find logowear, collectibles, souvenirs, wine and beer, camping essentials and much more! As the store changes all the time, stop in whenever you get to the valley to see what’s new!

pond from trees large

A real glacier valley!

We selected “Glacier Valley” as the name for our campground because, well, it is a glacier valley. This beautiful valley in central Wisconsin was carved by the last glacier that descended into this part of the country – appropriately called the Wisconsin Glaciation. Learn more in our blog here!