This summer the majority of our recreation sites will be open providing a safe and enjoyable recreation experience, however, due to decreasing visitors and increasing operational costs we will be reducing and eliminating services at roughly 11 percent of the Forest’s developed recreation areas.
The Day Lake Campground is one of the 11 percent that will have reduced services this summer. The reduced services include the closure of Blueberry and Heron loops. Musky, Red Pine, Paper Birch and Jack Pine loops all remain open. The beach, boat ramp and public water supply also remain available at Day Lake Campground.
Day Lake Campground features shaded campsites nestled under towering pines. This campground is just one mile north of Clam Lake on County Highway GG. There are 52 campsites and each has a parking spur, fire ring, picnic table, and tent pad. Campsites can accommodate RV's up to 45 feet. There are also three walk-in campsites. Drinking water, vault toilets, play area, swimming beach and a fishing pier are available. Campsites may be reserved through the campground reservation system at www.recreation.gov. Six paved barrier-free campsites are available. Paved trails connect these sites to the fishing pier. A boat launch and picnic area are located two miles south of the campground on County Highway M. Day Lake is 632 acres with excellent musky fishing...and legal sized muskies have been caught from the fishing pier. Day Lake is also known for eagles, loons and deer visiting near the campground.