Sailor Lake Recreation Area


If you are looking for a base camp that is popular for campers and explorers alike or a destination campground with a rustic atmosphere, try the Sailor Lake Recreation Area off State Highway 70 east of Fifield.

The Sailor Lake Recreation Area on the Park Falls District consists of a campground with 25 sites that can accommodate RV's up to 45 feet. There is one double site and three walk in sites. One group site is available for larger groups and can be reserved through a campground reservation service. Campsites are equipped with a parking spur, fire grill, picnic table, and tent pad. Drinking water and vault toilets are provided.

Day use facilities include a 170 acre Sailor Lake, which is popular for boating, year round fishing and access to the popular Flambeau ATV Trail . The Flambeau ATV Trail is multiple-use and open to ATVs, off-road motorcycles, horseback riding, hunting, mountain biking and hiking. Accessible vault toilet facilities, picnic tables and grills are located at the nearby Sailor Lake Picnic Day Use Site.

So, if you like to boat, fish, hike, ATV, picnic or enjoy the convenience of being close to town, then the Sailor Lake Recreation Area is the place for you, conveniently located 10 minutes southeast of Fifield. The Sailor Lake Recreation Area is pet friendly; See restrictions below for more information.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This campground opens May 5, 2022
Reservations: Some camp sites can be reserved at or by calling Reserve America at 1-877-444-6777 or TDD 1-877-833-6777. The campground will still have first come first served sites available for those who prefer a more spontaneous adventure.  
Fees $15/Night for single site. $30/Night for a double site. Interagency Pass discounts apply only to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass holder, not to any additional fee or campsite(s) occupied by members of the pass holder's party.
Open Season: May 5 - October 16
Usage: Medium
Busiest Season: Memorial Day - Labor Day
Restrictions: Campsite Capacity
  • Maximum of 8 people and 4 vehicles at each camp site.
  • Double Campsite capacity may not exceed 6 vehicles and 16 people.
  • Vehicle capacity limit includes vehicles, wheeled camping units and trailers.
Pets and Animals
  • Pets must always be restrained or on a leash while in developed recreation areas.
  • Pets (except guide dogs) are not allowed in swimming areas.
  • Saddle or pack animals are allowed in recreation sites only where authorized by posted instructions.
Firewood Closure Order
  • Our firewood closure order prohibits the possession, storage, or transport of any firewood that originates from more than 25 miles from your campsite. Firewood certified by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Transportation and Consumer Protection can originate from more than 25 miles from National Forest destination.
  • Both certified firewood and Kiln-dried, untreated/unpainted/unstained/construction/dimensional lumber that is free of any metal or foreign substance is approved. Pallet boards are not approved.
ATVs & UTVs over 65” in width are prohibited on Flambeau ATV Trail, and operation of all ATVs & UTVs are prohibited in campground. Trail open to ATV/UTVs 65" or less annually from May 1 to March 14 (closed during spring break up)
Closest Towns: Fifield, WI.  Visit the Fifield Chamber of Commerce!
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Medford - Park Falls District

General Information


Sailor Lake Recreation Area is located approximately 11 miles southeast of Fifield. Follow State Highway 70 east from Fifield and turn right (south) on Forest Road 139 for 3 miles. 


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