Spectacle Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This is a family favorite! The 174-acre lake is extremely clear, and its 500-foot beach provides a great swimming area. Take a pleasant hike on the two and one-half mile trail that connects with Kentuck Lake Campground, and then enjoy a refreshing dip in Spectacle Lake. Keep your eyes open and listen carefully! You are likely to see and hear lots of wildlife while you're here!

Spectacle Lake Campground is located near Eagle River. To get there travel from Eagle River 7.6 miles to FR 2178 (Military Road). Turn left (north) on FR 2178 and continue 2.9 miles to Kentuck Lake Road (FR 2465). Turn right (northeast) on FR 2465 and continue 1.7 miles to FR 2196. Turn left (north) and continue 2.2 miles to Spectacle Lake Road (FR 2572). Turn right (east) and travel 1.2 miles to the campground.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Opened May 26.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees Individual campsite fee is $15/night for lakeshore family sites; $12/night for off-lake family sites. Interagency pass discounts apply when campsite is occupied by the pass holder. 
Open Season: May 26 - October 11
Restrictions: Campsite Capacity - Individual campsite capacity may not exceed 3 vehicles or 8 people. Vehicle capacity limit includes vehicles, wheeled camping units and trailers.
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 http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/rec-fee.shtml to decide which pass is right for you.
Information Center: Eagle River - Florence Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Eagle River travel 7.6 miles to FR 2178 (Military Road). Turn left (north) and continue 2.9 miles to Kentuck lake Road (FR 2465). Turn right (northeast) on FR 2465 and continue 1.7 miles to FR 2196. Turn left (north) and continue 2.2 miles to Spectacle Lake Road (FR 2572. Turn right (east) and travel 1.2 miles to the campground.


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Campground Camping

No. of Sites34

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Amenities

Boat ramp
Camping trailer 25 foot: site 28; 30 foot: site 22, 23; 35 foot: 19, 27, 29, 31, 32, 34; 40 foot: 1-12, 14-18; 20; 21; 24-26; 30-33
Toilets Vault toilets.
Accessible
Picnic tables Picnic table at each site.
Tent camping
Drinking water Well water
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
174 Acre Lake

  Latitude : 
46.0091

  Longitude : 
-89.0097