Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
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.
Bladder Lake Day Use area is one of the 11 percent and will have reduced services in 2015. The reduced services includes the reduction of mowing, closure of the toilet building, the removal of the fire rings, grills and picnic tables. The site remains open and no fees will be charged.
Bladder Lake Day Use Area is near Trail 31 (Iron River Trail) and the Moquah Barrens Wildlife Management Area. The area features great berry picking and a nearby beach area. Please note there is a $5 day use fee. Annual passes are also valid.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed until further notice.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $5
Closest Towns: Iron River
Information Center: Washburn Ranger District

General Information


From Iron River, drive east 6.6 miles on US 2 to Forest Road 241. Turn left (north) on 241 and drive 3.5 miles to Forest Road 242. Turn left (west) on 242 and continue 0.8 mile to Forest Road 849. Turn right (west) on 849 and drive 1.5 miles to the campground which is on the left (south) side of 849.

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