East Twin Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

East Twin Recreation Area is a family favorite nestled within a maple, birch and hemlock forest on 110-acre East Twin Lake just five miles north of Clam Lake.

The campground offers 9 campsites that can accommodate RV's up to 30 feet. A developed boat ramp, picnic area, drinking water, fishing pier, and vault toilets are available. Each campsite has a parking spur, fire ring, picnic table and tent pad. East Twin Lake and nearby West Twin Lake have a variety of fish including bass, musky, and panfish. Campsites can be reserved online through recreation.gov.

A spur trail and township roads open to ATVs link East Twin Recreation Area to the Dead Horse Run Motorized Trail. ATV/UTV use in the campground is prohibited.

So, if you like to camp, boat, fish, picnic and be close to ATV trails, then the East Twin recreation area is the place for you.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Opening June 12 on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations honored starting June 15. Boat landing open.
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 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 Individual campsite fee is $15/night, payable at the fee envelope tube at the site. Nightly 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:  Clam Lake, WI
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Forest Service Volunteer Campground Hosts help manage the area and can provide visitor information.
Information Center: Campground hosts greet visitors as they arrive, inform them of the campground regulations and assist them with their campsite.

General Information

Directions:

From Mellen drive southwest on Highway GG 14.8 miles. Turn left (south) at the campground sign and drive 0.5 miles to the campground.

From Cable drive east on Highway M 19.5 miles to Highway GG. Turn left (north) on GG and drive 3.4 miles to the campground sign. Turn right (south) and drive 0.5 miles to the campground.

From Glidden drive north on Highway 13 three miles to Highway 77. Turn left (west) on 77 and drive 13.5 miles to Clam Lake. Turn right (northwest) on Highways GG and M and in 0.1 miles turn right (north) on GG and proceed 3.4 miles to the campground sign. Turn right (south) and drive 0.5 miles to the campground.


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Activities


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Campground Camping

The campground offers 10 sites located in a maple, birch and hemlock forest. A developed boat ramp, picnic area, drinking water, fishing pier, and vault toilets are available. Each campsite has a parking spur, fire ring, picnic table, and tent pad. Campsites can be reserved online through a national reservation service.

No. of Sites10

RV Camping

The campground offers 10 sites that can accommodate RV's up to 30 feet. A developed boat ramp, picnic area, drinking water, fishing pier, and vault toilets are available. Each campsite has a parking spur, fire ring, picnic table, and tent pad.

CorralsRV up to 30 Feet
Pavement Type of ParkingAsphalt
Fire InformationThere are accessible fire rings at each campsite.
No. of Sites10
Reservation InfoSites can be reserved online through the national reservations service. Reservations are accepted from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Reservations: Toll Free 877-444-6777; recreation.gov
Size Restrictions(Back-in sites unless indicated below):
  • Tent only: 10
  • Back in 25 Foot: 4, 6, 7, 8
  • Pull thru 25 Foot: 3
  • Back in 30 Foot: 5, 9
  • Back in 40 Foot: 1, 2

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
110 Acre Lake

  Latitude : 
46.1923

  Longitude : 
-90.8592

 



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