Franklin Lake North Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Follow the Heritage Drive Scenic Byway to one of the most popular camping areas in the Nicolet located on the shores of crystal-clear Franklin Lake. This 881-acre lake provides excellent swimming, boating, and fishing. Historic stone and log structures and campsites mixed with tall pines and hemlocks are perched near the lake's edge--a beautiful setting for this campground that is on the National Registers of Historic Places. An interpretive center and naturalist programs are featured throughout the summer. In addition, a one-mile interpretive trailwhich passes Butternut Lake is available for every season. Numerous other trails are nearby, including the Hidden Lakes Trail connecting to Luna-White Deer Campground, as well as a six-mile trail to Anvil Lake Campground.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed October 11.
Fees $15 Individual campsite fee is $15/night for lakeshore family sites; $12/night for off lake sites.
Nightly fees are half of price shown with use of Interagency Senior or Access Pass. Interagency Pass discounts apply only to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass holder.
Open Season: May 5 - October 11
Closest Towns:  Eagle River
Passes: The USDA Forest Service honors all four Interagency Recreation Passes that may be applied at National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife sites charging recreation use fees. Visit to decide which pass is right for you.
Information Center: Eagle River - Florence Ranger District

General Information


From Eagle River travel east 7.6 miles on Highway 70 to FR 2178 (Military Road). Turn right (south) on FR 2178 and continue 2.8 miles to FR 2181. Turn left (east) and travel 4.6 miles to the campground.

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