Bear Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

If you are interested in a quiet campground and excellent pike fishing, Bear Lake Campground is for you. Campsites are situated along the wooded shore and ridge with outstanding views of the lake.

This campground sits on the southwest corner of 68-acre Bear Lake. The campground is a mix of hardwoods and pine. The water quality of the lake is moderate at a maximum depth of 20 feet. Fish species found in the lake are northern pike, panfish, and largemouth bass. This campground is also popular with grouse hunters and fall color enthusiasts.

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities. Those most enjoyed at Bear Lake are fishing, swimming, kayaking, and canoeing. The Rat River trail is a good nearby hiking opportunity.

Bear Lake Campground has 27 sites. A majority of campsites can accommodate campers as long as 30 feet and longer. The campground also has five tent-only walk-in sites on a wooded peninsula jutting into the lake. Drinking water, vault toilets, swim beach, picnic area, and a boat landing are also provided at this location. All roads are paved with blacktop.

Bear Lake is in close proximity to the Rat River Hike and Bike Trail. Trout fishing opportunities are also nearby on the Peshtigo and Rat Rivers. Explore here!

 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Opened May 4.
Reservations:  Reservations for this site can be made at Recreation.gov
Fees See Recreation.gov for fee description.
Open Season: May 4 - November 28
Closest Towns: Wabeno
Water: Hand pump drinking water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
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: Lakewood - Laona Ranger District Bear Lake and Kufner Road hunter hiking trails

General Information

Directions:

From Wabeno, drive north 5.5 miles or from Laona drive 3.0 miles to County Road T. Turn east and drive 3 miles to County Road H. Turn right (north) drive 0.75 miles to Goodman Park Road (FR2136). Turn right (east) and drive 4.1 miles to FR3770. Turn right (south) on FR3770 and drive 0.4 miles to the campground.


General Notes:

Use at this campground is heavy during summer holiday, so come early in the week.

There are no electric site hook-ups at this facility.

Bear Lake is restricted to electric boat motors use only.

Some of the sites are first-come, first-served.

All firewood brought into the campground must be harvested within 10 miles of the campground.


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