Historic First as Crandon International Raceway To Open For Seasonal Recreational Camping
— 2021 Event and Seasonal Camping Reservations Set to Open —
— Online Reservations Begin at 12:00pm (CST) March 1st —
CRANDON, Wisconsin (February 27, 2021) — Throughout its long and storied history, Crandon International Raceway has only opened its golden gates to the public for less than a dozen business days a year. All of that is set to change March 1st.
The 400-acre off-road playground in Wisconsin’s scenic Northwoods will now be open for recreational camping from May 1st until November 1st each year beginning in 2021. This will allow the public to enjoy the manicured grass cites of Camp Crandon for a total of 184 days, including three major Crandon events. A section of prime sites within Camp Crandon will be available for seasonal reservations online beginning on Monday, March 1st at 12:00 noon Central Time. Guest can make reservations to Camp Crandon at the newly updated Crandon website found at crandonoffroad.com.
In addition, individual event camping site reservations and weekend wristbands for Crandon’s two traditional race events will go on sale at the same time at crandonoffroad.com Racer pit camping and grandstand reservation will be open on April 1st, 2021, as well Camp Crandon reservation packages for daily, weekly and monthly camping.
Graced with over 400 acres of pure Wisconsin Northwoods beauty, the world’s most revered off-road track is opening to the public for all manner of camping and recreational activity. Now under the ownership of Jamey Flannery, the 2,100 grass camping spots that comprise Camp Crandon will be open for seasonal and daily/monthly camping from May 1st – November 1st. (Photo: Jeffrey Keeble)
Crandon International is expected to be a busy place in 2021, with two huge off-road race events and an expanded Forest County Festival celebrating the July 4th holiday. The 28th Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run is scheduled for June 23rd – 25th and will feature three days of action courtesy of the Champ Off-Road series.
The 52nd Polaris Crandon World Championship Off-Road Races®, featuring the Crandon World Cup, will be held over Labor Day weekend from September 1st – 5th, 2021. The massive gathering is the largest, oldest and most prestigious short-course off-road races in the world, and includes Pro and Sportman Champ Off-Road series racing as well as a complete field of Ultra4 series competitors. The 6th annual Crandon World Cup for Pro category racers will also take place, with the sport’s best drivers earning coveted Crandon World Championship titles and the biggest prize of all — the annual Crandon Cup finale.
Despite the challenges presented by the global pandemic in 2020, all 2,100-plus camping sites were sold out for last year’s Polaris Crandon World Championship Off-Road Race weekend with the event successful held by incorporating the highest possible levels of public and participant safety in mind.
TWO PLAYGROUNDS IN ONE: Thanks to the reimagination of Camp Crandon, recreational enthusiasts and campers can enjoy Crandon International Raceway from May 1st through November 1st, including more than 300 miles of state UTV/ATV trails emanating from “The Big House. (top) The world’s top Pro and Sportsman racers will come to Crandon in late June and over Labor Day weekend. (Photos Polaris/Jason Zindrowski)
Today’s historic announcement was the vision of new track owner and racer Jamey Flannery. His mission is to reinvent the world’s most famous off-road raceway into a dynamic destination for camping, riding and UTV/ATV and snowmobile adventures on more than 300 miles of designated state trails emanating from Camp Crandon.
Concurrently, that objective will be bolstered by a list of facility improvements and upgrades scheduled for this calendar year, including a new dedicated high-speed internet service, additional electrical and water sites, a Camp Crandon dump station and a wash station with multiple high-pressure washers. Campers will also be able to enjoy a completely renovated trackside pavilion serving drinks, food and live music each weekend.
The new seasonal camping will be offered for long term camping and RV storage in Camp Crandon’s prime locations. Guests will have access to their sites for six months in total (184 days) and have the option to make claim their VIP sites via a flexible payment plan.
May 1 – November 1
184 total days:
— VIP Camp Site
— 30-amp Power
— Free High-Speed Internet
— Dump Station
— Access: Crandon Clubhouse
Optional Payment Plans Are Available Online.
Camping Reservations Do Not Include Event Wristbands or Grandstand Seats.
ABOUT CRANDON INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY:
Every athletic form of competition has its iconic “holy grail” location; magic places that organically merge time, place and history in locations often imitated — but certainly not duplicated. For off-road racing, that unlikely theater of speed is found deep within Wisconsin’s Northwoods at a place better known as the “Big House.” Located just 100 miles northwest of Green Bay and just outside of the tiny hamlet of Crandon (population: 1,386), for 51 years Crandon International Raceway has provided three generations of fans with dirt throwing, high-intensity action and history-making performances. Crandon’s purpose-built, 400-acre facility is the finest on earth and has long hosted the largest crowds in short-course off-road racing history. Featuring more than 2,100 grass camping sites, fans enjoy two big weekends of racing each year at Camp Crandon. For more information please visit www.crandonoffroad.com.