Area Status: Open
With two beautiful clear water lakes, undeveloped shoreline, and restricted motor use, Laura Lake Campground provides an exceptional camping opportunity.
Campsites are located on the southwestern shore of 110-acre Laura Lake. The picnic and swim beach are located on the adjacent 50-acre Gordon Lake. Both lakes have developed back-in boat landings. Please note these lakes are restricted to electric motors only.
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities. Those most enjoyed at Laura Lake are fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking the trail that goes around the lake. The area also provides a bike trail that runs along the old Lake 9 railroad grade.
Laura Lake Campground has 41 sites. A majority of sites can accommodate campers as long as 30 feet and longer. Drinking water, vault toilets, swim beach, picnic area, and a boat landing are also provided at this location. All roads are paved with blacktop.
Laura Lake site has a 2.25-mile hiking trail around the lake and 6.5 mile bike trail. Both Laura and Gordon Lakes provide good fishing opportunities.
Read the site’s Recreational Opportunity Guide here:
At a Glance
||Opened May 4.
|| Reservations can be made at Recreation.gov
||See Recreation.gov for fee information.
||May 4 - October 24
||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.
||Lakewood - Laona District
From Armstrong Creek, drive west 1.9 miles on Highway 8 to FR 2163. Turn right (north) on FR2163 and drive 4 miles to the campground.
From Laona, drive north 14 miles on Highway 8 to FR 2163. Turn left (north) on 2163 and drive 4 miles to the campground.
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.
Laura 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.