What does camping at River Bay right now look like?

There is sooo much information being released and changing everyday. So please note parts of this could change at any moment. Yet, here is what we can give you right now to the best of our knowledge. This will be our tentative game plan for the time being.

*** We also put —looking ahead:— notes to provide GUESSES at to what may be yet to come. These should be taken as a guess, because that is what it is.

What are the Bayside Hours:

Bayside Hours may vary. Menu and Hours can be found at

Rules for Patrons at Bayside (set by the Tavern League of Wisconsin)

Rules for Patrons at Bayside (set by the Tavern League of Wisconsin)

  • Bar Stools
    • 2 bar stools must be left open between customers not in the same party
    • Max of 6 guests per party
  • Tables
    • Must be 6ft apart
    • Max of 6 guests per table
  • Social Distancing in ALL areas Including waiting for the restroom
  • If all tables and bar stools are full. 1 person from the party can wait for the next available table/bar stools. The remaining individuals in the party must wait in the car or outside (still practicing social distancing)

To-Go food is still welcome if you prefer not to dine in.


You MUST have your COVID waiver turned in to come to the resort!!!! Overnight campers this waiver will be included in your check in paperwork.

Office: We have a service window located on the side of the building facing the pool. All office and store transactions can be done at this window for entry free services. All individuals in line at the service window must remain 6ft apart. The store is open. Those waiting must also follow the 6ft social distancing rule. 

Pool: All pool patrons must follow the social distancing protocols.  The pool chairs are placed in groups of 4 and pool furniture cannot be moved. There are multiple bottles of sanitizer located around the pool deck. You must sanitize the gate upon entry and exit. In addition, you must sanitize your pool chairs before and after use. While in the pool you must follow all social distancing protocols including remaining 6ft away from anyone not in your group.

Bathrooms: Open during the day with short closures every 2 hours for sanitation. All customers should wash their hands before and after using the restrooms. Porta-potty’s are available at all times. Customers should sanitize before and after using the porta-potty’s.

Showers: Our individual locking showers are available during office hours. You should go to the office to have an office employee open a shower stall for you and then inform the office when you are done so they can sanitize that stall. Customers should sanitize before and after using the showers.

Gameroom: Is open. Guests should sanitize games before and after use and use at your own risk.

Playgrounds: Are open. Guest should sanitize before and after use and use at your own risk.

Basketball Court: Will be open. Max of 6 people playing at a time. Those 6 should be of same household. If not each household should all use their own basketball and play non contact games with social distancing such as horse.

Other Rules Still In Play:

    • aka: 6ft
    • max of 10 people
  • Single household at site
  • No guests
  • Dumpster Rules 
    • Carboard and burnable items go on the burn pile
    • Garbage bags only in dumpsters. NO tvs, furniture, large items, large boxes (they would belong on the burn pit), electronics, etc.
  • NO LARGE GATHERINGS (max of 10 people)
  • Fire Rules
    • All fires must be in a fire ring
    • No large fires
    • No burning of leaves, twigs, large branches, etc.
    • All fires must be attended at all times
    • Fires must be put out completely with water upon end of use


Disclaimer: information is still changing daily. we are giving you all the information we can to the best of our ability with what we have as of now. If things need to be changed or updated we will try to keep you all as informed as possible. We appreciate all of your time and understanding.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is the disease caused by a virus strain that began spreading in people in December 2019.

Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new respiratory virus, and it can cause severe illness and pneumonia in some people.

  • The COVID-19 virus was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
  • The COVID-19 virus is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
  • Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 Novel Coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV.”
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

People with confirmed infections have a range of symptoms, from little to no symptoms to people being severely sick and dying. Symptoms may include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Not everyone with COVID-19 has all of these symptoms. For many, symptoms are mild, with no fever. It is important to know that you can still spread (transmit) the virus to others even if you have mild or no symptoms.

COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets that are released when a sick (infected) person coughs, sneezes, or breaths. These droplets can remain in the air and on surfaces for an extended period of time. When people breath in (inhale) the droplets, or touch surfaces that have been contaminated and then touch their mouth, face, or eyes, the virus can make them sick.

The CDC believes that symptoms of COVID-19 appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Know emergency warning signs for COVID-19 and get medical attention immediately.

Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse (wake) a person
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your doctor or medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Are you in the “High Risk” Category for COVID-19?

Some groups of people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. Adults over the age of 65 and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions, such as asthma, heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, and HIV, may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19.

Checklist for high-risk populations

If you are an older adult or have a serious underlying health condition:

  • Stay home if possible.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid close contact (6 feet, which is about two arm lengths) with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Avoid all cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
  • Call your doctor if you have concerns about COVID-19 and your underlying condition, or if you are sick.

More can be found at: CDC COVID-19, Older Adults webpage.

More can be found at: CDC COVID-19, People with Asthma and COVID-19 webpage.

Families with Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Checklist for Families:

  • Stay home if possible. Follow the steps to protect yourself and your family.
  • Have medications, durable medical equipment (DME), special nutritionals, and other supplies available. Check that equipment is charged and working properly. Plan ahead for additional time for refill requests.
  • Keep family emergency preparedness kits stocked with food, household supplies and other items. If you have a go-bag, such as an emergency kit for a tracheostomy or gastronomy tube (G-tube), make sure it is complete and stocked with back up supplies.
  • Clean and disinfect DME, assistive technology and adaptive equipment. Here are some tips.
  • Plan for absences and changes in caregivers schedules. Arrange for emergency caregivers in case family members or guardians become ill. Try to assure that children are cared for by people they know so there are minimal separations from familiar caregivers.
  • Consider alternative strategies for limiting visits to your home by professionals and family and friends such as video chats or phone calls. 
  • Call your child’s health care provider in advance if you believe that your child needs to be evaluated. Many health care providers are using telehealth visits.
  • Stay calm and have a plan. The CDC has additional resources for emergency planning and preparedness for children with special health care needs.

Additional Resources

Great COVID-19 links for additional information: