Chequamegon-Nicolet NF

  

Status update 6/05/2020 - Today, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest opened picnic areas and beaches across most of the Forest as well as developed dispersed campsites. In addition, restrooms and garbage receptacles will be available and fees will be charged at sites that are open and have full services. Please note that some developed dispersed campsites in the Lakewood-Laona Ranger District remain closed due the July 2019 blowdown.

The Forest has two sites operated through a concessionaire permit that will also be opening. The Two Lakes Campground will be open on a first-come, first-serve basis starting today and resume reservations on Sunday, June 7. Group campsites at this facility will remain closed. The Lost Lake Cabins will open, and reservations will be honored. Visitors are encouraged to check their reservations and/or contact the concessionaire with questions. 

In addition, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is lifting the campfire ban in Langlade and Oconto counties following recent rain events and current conditions. The Forest will continue to monitor the fire danger in the July 2019 blowdown area and reassess restrictions as necessary. 

The Forest Supervisor’s order limiting the size of groups of 10 people or less per group across the entire Forest remains in place until further notice. In alignment with this, recreation event special use permits, large gatherings and the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center and Forest Lodge will remain closed.

The Forest plans to gradually open campgrounds across the Forest in the coming weeks as we work through preparing sites for opening, staffing capacity and ensuring the safety of our employees, volunteers and visitors.

Decisions to reopen sites hinge on health and safety considerations, as reflected in the Center for Disease Control and state and local guidance.

Reservations at campgrounds with reservable sites have been cancelled 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.

Responsible recreation will help expand access to facilities, services and other opportunities. Certain services may still be unavailable, so visitors are asked to plan accordingly and to remain flexible. The Forest will be working to install swim lines and buoys at beaches, visitors are reminded to swim at their own risk and always wear a life jacket.

Visitors are asked to stay as local as possible when choosing a site to visit. Visitors are also urged to take the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with local health and safety guidance. For tips from the CDC on preventing illnesses like the coronavirus, go to: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html.

At a Glance

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
  • Maximum of 8 people and 4 vehicles at each camp site.
  • 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.
Operation of all ATVs & UTVs are prohibited in campground.
Closest Towns: Mountain
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault toilets

General Information

Directions:

From Mountain, drive south 2.2 miles on Highway 32 to Bagley Rapids Road (FR 2111). Turn right (west) on Bagley Rapids Road and drive 0.6 miles to the campground.


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  Latitude : 
45.1575

  Longitude : 
-88.4659

 

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