Laurel Lake Recreation Area
If you are looking for a base camp to enjoy water recreation activities, try Laurel Lake Recreation Area off Highway 32 east of Three Lakes.
The Laurel Lake Recreation Area on the Eagle River-Florence Ranger District consists of a campground with 12 campsites equipped with picnic tables, fire rings with grills, accessible vault toilets and drinking water.
Laurel Lake provides access to the 50-mile long Three Lakes-Eagle River Chain of Lakes. So get out your water skis, bring your boat (a boat launch is located directly across from the parking area), and don't forget your fishing equipment! No swimming beach is provided here.
There are many nearby trails that will keep you busy, including the Sam Campbell Memorial Trail.
So if you like to camp, boat, fish and enjoy what the beautiful forest has to offer, then the Laurel Lake Recreation Area is the place for you. Laurel Lake Recreation Area is pet friendly; see our restrictions below for more information.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||The reservation system provides visitors the opportunity to reserve their favorite spot during specific times, ensuring a place to stay, which will be beneficial to local users as well as users traveling from afar. Sites can be reserved at www.recreation.gov or by calling Recreation.gov 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:||Individual campsite fee is $15, or $7.50 with the use of an Interagency pass (access or senior). The interagency pass applies only to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass holder, not to any additional fees or campsite(s) occupied by members of the pass holder's party. There is a $5 recreation use fee for the boat landing. The Forest also has an annual pass available for $30. To learn more visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/cnnf/passes-permits/recreation. This does not apply to registered campers.|
|Open Season:||May 5 - October 11|
|Restrictions:||Restrictions for all National Forest System lands can be found by visiting Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations 261 by clicking here. The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest specific restrictions can be found in the Occupancy and Use Restrictions for the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Campsite Capacity
|Closest Towns:||Three Lakes, WI.|
|Information Center:||Eagle River - Florence Ranger District|
From Three Lakes travel 4 miles east on Highway 32 to Chicken in the Woods Road. Turn left (north) and continue 1.2 miles turning left (north) on Fourmile Road. Travel 0.2 miles, turn left (west) on Leatzow Road and continue 1.2 miles to the campground.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
The campground has 12 campsites equipped with picnic tables, fire rings with grills, accessible vault toilets and drinking water.
|No. of Sites||12|
|Reservation Info||Reservable Sites at Laurel Lake Campground:
3-5, 9-12. The reservation system provides visitors the opportunity to reserve their favorite spot during specific times, ensuring a place to stay, which will be beneficial to local users as well as users traveling from afar. Sites can be reserved at www.recreation.gov or by calling Recreationg.gov at 1-877-444-6777 or TDD 1-877-833-6777.
Maximum RV/ Trailer Length of Campsites at Laurel Lake Campground:
|Pavement Type of Parking||Paved roads.|
Lake and Pond Fishing
Anglers can enjoy fishing for musky, walleye, northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie and perch at Laurel Lake.
Boating - Motorized
There is a paved boat landing offered within the campground.
Boating - Non-Motorized
Kayaking, canoeing and paddling are some of the popular non-motorized water activities at Laurel Lake
The Three Lakes Chain is a great place for tubing and water skiing.
Waterskiing and tubing are a few of the popular motorized water activities on Laurel Lake.
Alerts & Warnings
- Safety reminders for hunting season
- Closure on Forest Road 1666 (Black Lake Road) for motorized vehicles
- Closure on Iron River Trail between FR236 and FR242
- Trail Closure Order 09-13-23-02 Terminated
- Closure on Pipeline 4x4 Challenge Trail
- Aquatic Invasive Species decontamination required at Lake Owen and Two Lakes
- Closure Order (Lakewood-Laona, 2019 windstorm)