Trader's Bar & Grill | Canoe Rentals and Camping

Experience the Wisconsin River with Trader’s

Bring your family and friends to the Lower Wisconsin Riverway this summer.

Welcome to Trader’s Bar & Grill and Trader’s Island Campground!  We look forward to hosting your summer holiday.  We provide everything you need for a memorable vacation.

We are 30 minutes from Madison, 1.5 hours from Milwaukee and 3 hours from Chicago.

Book now for Canoe Rentals, Tube Rentals and Campsites!

At Traders Bar & Grill and Trader’s Island Campground, we offer:

  • Tent Camping (State Certified Campground)
  • RV & Pop-Up Accommodations (Seasonal RV Spaces are available. Call for more information.)
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Tube Rentals
  • Great food and beverages, including weekend breakfast and bloody mary bar.
  • Party Bus Rentals
  • Tiki Bar – serving beer, wine and sandwiches

Trader’s is a family owned and operated business, making happy campers since 1995.  We make every effort to ensure our guests enjoy their vacation to the fullest so please let us know if you have any special circumstances–we do our best to accommodate everyone.

For more information or to make a reservation, call our toll free number (1-800-871-0115). All major credit cards are accepted.


Family Owned and Operated for over 20 years

Hi! I am Terry Askevold. I am 58 years old and the owner of Trader’s Bar & Grill and Trader’s Campground. This is a family run business that has been in operation for 25 years.

I grew up in Melrose Park, IL and am a Navy Veteran. I spent 15 years as a floor broker and order filler at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). I was trading in the S&P pit with Index Commodities and Packers Trading Co.

I have three beautiful daughters. Lauren is 29 years old and is a graduate from UW Milwaukee and has a career in Athletic Training. She is now employed at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. Krystal is 28 years old and is the manager and runs Trader’s on a day to day basis. Rose is 20 years old and is going to MATC and also works at Trader’s.

The Askevold family is looking forward to seeing you all this summer for fun in the sun!