Capital of American Ginseng
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Marathon City, WI
Max Rig Size
< 25 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
Welcome to Marathon County, the capital of American ginseng, where the land is blessed with fertile soil and cool climate that have made it a prime location for cultivating this prized herb. Thanks to the pioneering efforts of the Fromm brothers, who introduced the cultivation of American ginseng to Marathon in the 1920s, the town has become a hub of ginseng farming and processing, attracting visitors and buyers from around the world to this special herb — the American Ginseng. Marathon County in Wisconsin also offers a variety of outdoor activities and attractions for adventurers. Here are some of the top options: 1. Rib Mountain State Park: This park features hiking and biking trails, camping areas, and a 60-foot observation tower with panoramic views of the surrounding area. 2. Nine Mile Forest Recreation Area: This area offers over 30 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. 3. Dells of the Eau Claire County Park: This park is home to a stunning gorge with waterfalls, hiking trails, and picnic areas. 4. Granite Peak Ski Area: This ski resort offers skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and scenic chairlift rides in the summer. 5. Lake Wausau: This lake offers fishing, boating, and water sports, as well as a scenic hiking trail that circles the lake. 6. Big Eau Pleine County Park: This park features a large lake with boating and fishing, as well as hiking and biking trails, and camping areas. 7. George W. Mead Wildlife Area: This area offers opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing, with over 33,000 acres of wetlands, forests, and prairies. 8. Wisconsin River: The Wisconsin River flows through Marathon County, offering opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. These are just a few of the outdoor attractions that Marathon County has to offer. There are many more parks, lakes, and trails to explore, making it a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Electric Hookup: 15A
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
It's located in a quiet village, so loud noise and a generator is allowed at night. Please do not leave trash or dump grey water on site.
Preferably, park on the pavement in front of our building. However, guests are welcome to walk or have a picnic on the adjacent grass.
Hosted By Panavans
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, my spouse and I were looking for an escape from our mundane lives. We decided to convert a Mercedes Sprinter 170 into a fully functional camper van, and soon fell in love with the idea of living on the open road. After living in our van for over a year, we realized that the experience had profoundly changed us, teaching us to appreciate the simple things in life and to live in the moment.