Kentuck Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
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.
Kentuck Lake Campground is one of the 11 percent that will have reduced services for the 2015 camping season. The reduced services include the closure of the upper loop (sites 23-31) and reduced mowing. Campsites 1-22 remain open and available to visitors. 

Walleye, musky, bass, crappies, and panfish are abundant in Kentuck Lake, which got its name from early settlers who came to the area from Kentucky. This 955-acre lake is a favorite of anglers. A convenient 31-site campground is adjacent to the boat landing. Newly renovated sites and facilities offer access for persons with disabilities. Kentuck Lake is also connected to Spectacle Lake Campground by a scenic two and one-half mile hiking trail.

Kentuck Lake is located east of Eagle River. Take Hwy 70 east 13.4 miles to FR 2176 (Divide Road). Turn left (north) on FR 2176 and continue 2.7 miles to the campground.

Click here to print an information sheet including a map of Kentuck Lake Campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Opened May 5.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Individual campsite fee is $15/ night for lakeshore family sites; $12/night for off lake sites.
Open Season: May 5 - November 28
Restrictions: Individual campsite capactiy may not exceed 3 vehicles and 8 people. Vehicle capactiy limti includes vehicles, wheeled camping units and trailers.
Closest Towns:  Eagle River
Passes: Nigthly fees are half price if the camper is the holder of an Interagency Senior or Access Pass. Interagency pass discounts apply only to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass holder. 
Information Center: Eagle River - Florence Ranger District

General Information


From Eagle River travel east 13.4 miles on Highway 70 to FR 2176 (Divide Road). Turn left (north) on FR 2176 and continue 2.7 miles to the campground.

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Campground Camping

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Boat ramp
Camping trailer 25 Foot: site 17, 21, 23, 25-28, 31; 30 foot sites: 1, 12, 16, 29, 30; 35 foot sites: 2, 5, 13, 24; 40 foot sites: 3, 4, 6-11, 14, 15, 18, 22
Picnic tables
Tent camping Pull through tent sites: 19, 20
Drinking water