Rustic Knolls is the legacy of Frank Sr. and Nora Biffath. As retirement closed in, the Biffaths realized they wanted to stay active, and subsidize retirement. After a few failed business attempts, raising chinchillas in the family attic being one of them, they fell into the idea of a family camping spot. Owning 98 acres, and being avid entertainers, this was a logical step.
In 1968 the Biffaths planned out their Legacy, Rustic Knolls Campsites. The family farm already had a lake for swimming and a shelter erected for family gatherings, so they set out planning 8 sites for family camping. As interest grew, so did their legacy. Water lines were added, sewer lines were added, trees were planted in phases, and if you look at the tree tops, you can see which section was planted after another. Frank Sr. took great pride in transplanting saplings from the wooded areas and making Rustic Knolls a wonderful family park. With growth came new amenities- a shower and bath house in 1969, a 2400 sq ft Recreation hall in 1974, a swimming lake in 1975, and more water and sewer sites and more shade trees every year.
With the passing of Nora in 2001, their eldest son Frank Jr and his wife Barb took ownership. Over the next 14 years, Frank Jr and Barb worked tirelessly to breathe new life into the park and preserve the legacy of their parents. Electrical updates were made to accommodate 50 amp service for the big rigs of today, sewer lines were added to the entire seasonal camping area, brand new restrooms/shower facility added (did we mention we take great pride in our bathhouse and clean them every hour on the hour!), new paint here, new attractions there- Rustic Knolls had a new life after 40 years.
In the summer of 2005 the permanent campers went together and donated a flag pole and an inscribed rock in memory of Frank and Nora Biffath thanking them for creating Rustic Knolls Campground.
2016 saw yet another chapter unfold in the Legacy of Frank and Nora, as the third Frank realized his lifelong dream of owning and operating the family legacy. Frank III and his wife Patty will guide an expansion that will include 29 new full hook up and pull thru sites, an additional bathhouse, cabin villages, glamping offerings, as well as more amenities for self directed fun. The operating name has changed to reflect our current offering, Rustic Knolls Campsites and Cabins.
Frank III and Patty are genuinely happy that you have chosen to camp with us, and it’s their wish that you find the “knolls” a wonderful place for making family memories.
Building 1st – Restroom
Shower House – 1969
Dozing for the Swimming Lake – 1975 Holiday Weekend
Erecting the Recreation Building – 1974