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 Kathryn Lake campground is one of the 11 percent and will be closed for the 2015 camping season. This closure impacts the campground - their will be reduced services at boat landing and picnic area – no swim buoys or water sampling at the beach, no public water supply available, vehicle access/parking available, toilet building available, picnic grounds, boat landing and accessible fishing pier will be mowed, garbage service available, and day use fees will continue to be charged. Chippewa Campground is a nearby Forest Service campground that is near Kathyrn Lake. To find additional camping opportunities in the Medford area please visit http://medfordchamber.org/taylor-county-tourism/.
The campground has eight sites equipped with fire grills and picnic tables and is located along Kathryn Lake near Medford, Wisconsin. Drinking water, and vault toilets are provided. A boat access to the 62-acre Kathryn lake along with a small swimming beach are also located at this national forest recreation site.
Directions: Travel north from Medford on State Highway 13 for 4 miles, then turn left (west) on County Trunk Highway M for 15 miles. Turn left (south) for 0.5 miles on Forest Road 121 campground entrance.