Camping & Cabins

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Current Status (May 21, 2020) - Effective today, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will be open for dispersed camping and campfires, lifting the campfire ban across much of the Forest. Fire and campfire restrictions will remain in place for Forest Service lands in Langlade and Oconto counties due to the July 2019 blowdown.

In addition to dispersed camping, Forest Service staff are working to install boat docks at boat landings prior to the holiday weekend. Boat landings (except for some within closed campgrounds) and all trails and trailheads are open across the Forest.

While some recreation areas are open, they will not be maintained, nor will any associated facilities be available such as restrooms or garbage receptacles. The Forest is working with trail partners to address imminent hazards on trails and will be doing required maintenance only while we work through the risks associated with additional field work.

Campgrounds, picnic areas and beaches will remain closed on the National Forest in alignment with federal and state guidelines and restrictions. 

Decisions to reopen sites hinge on health and safety considerations, as reflected in the Center for Disease Control and state and local guidance. In alignment with this, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will be canceling reservations at campgrounds through June 14. If circumstances change regarding the reopening of campgrounds prior to June 14, reservable sites may be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Our continued service to you during this time is important. We are working closely with our state and local partners as we determine the best path forward to safely reopening sites closed in response to the pandemic. 

When it comes to camping on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, there is something for everyone!  From tent sites to RVs, to creating your own campsite in the general forest, there is camping for every skill and type of camper.

Types of camping include Campground Camping, RV CampingGroup Camping and Dispersed Camping.  There are also Cabin Rentals available at the Lost Lake Cabins.

Look through our camping choices by using the links at the top of the page, or find more information on camping in a printer friendly format.

If you prefer to create your own campsite and disperse camping in the general forest or off of a Forest Service road please visit our Dispersed Camping page.

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