Beaver Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

If you are looking for a campground to explore the North Country National Scenic Trail or a rustic fishing-getaway with a family atmosphere, try the Beaver Lake Recreation Area 15 miles west of Mellen, Wis.

This campground is located on a 35-acre trout, panfish and largemouth bass. There are 10 campsites. Campsites include a parking spur, fire ring, picnic table, and tent pad. Drinking water and vault toilets are available.

The area includs a boat launch located one-half mile from the campground. A spur trail connects the campground to the North Country National Scenic Trail, one of the most popular trail systems in the area, that includes hiking and snowshoeing during the winter months. There is no day use or long term parking for visitors entering the North Country National Scenic Trail within the campground.

The Beaver Lake Recreation Area is near popular local site-seeing spots St. Peter’s Dome and Morgan Falls.  It’s a short hike or drive from the Marengo Semi-primitive Non-motorized area. In addition, there are mountain bike opportunities on the CAMBA trail system and Rock Lake National Recreation Trail. 

So, if you like to camp, boat, fish, and hike, then the Beaver Lake recreation area is the place for you, located just 15 minutes northwest of Mellen. Don’t forget your canine friends. Beaver Lake is one of our dog friendly Recreation Areas. Dogs must be well behaved and leashed at all times. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground is closed.
Reservations: Campsites 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10 can be reserved. 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/night, payable at the fee envelope tube at the site. Camping fees are half of price shown with use of Interagency Senior or Access Pass. Interagency Pass discounts apply only to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass holder.
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Camping: June - October
Restrictions: 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: Mellen, WI
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: US Forest Service Volunteer Campground Hosts help manage the area and can provide visitor informatio
Information Center: Campground hosts greet visitors as they arrive, inform them of the campground regulations and assist them with their campsite. Great Divide Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Mellen drive west on County Highway GG 8 miles to FR 187 (Mineral Lake Rd.). Turn right (north) on FR 187 and follow it 3 miles to the T intersection with FR 198 (Pine Stump Corner). Continue straight (west) on FR 198 for 1.7 miles and turn right at the campground sign.

From Hayward drive east on Highway 77 for 33 miles to Clam Lake. Turn left (northwest) on Highway GG and in 0.1 miles turn right (north) on GG and drive 11.3 miles to FR 187 (Mineral Lake Rd). Turn left (north) on FR 187 and follow it 3 miles to the T intersection with FR 198 (Pine Stump Corner). Continue straight (west) on FR 198 for 1.7 miles and turn right at the campground sign.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Campsites include a parking spur, fire ring, picnic table, and tent pad. Drinking water and vault toilets are available.

RV Camping

There are 10 sites that include a parking spur, fire ring, picnic table and tent pad. Drinking water and vault toilets are available.

Size Restrictions
  • Tent only: 2, 6, 9
  • Back in 25 feet: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10
  • Back in 30 feet: 8

Fishing

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Hiking

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Water Activities

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
35 Acre Lake

  Latitude : 
46.3019

  Longitude : 
-90.8975

 



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