Chippewa Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

If you are looking for a base camp to explore area trails or a destination campground with a family friendly atmosphere, try the Chippewa Recreation Area off Highway M northwest of Medford.

The Chippewa Recreation Area on the Medford District consists of a campground with 78 campsites equipped with a parking spur, fire grill, picnic table, tent pad, vault toilets and drinking water. Campsites can accommodate RVs up to 35 feet. Three campground loops have hot showers and flush toilets, and one loop has accessible vault toilets and running water.

Day use facilities include access to the eastern shores of the 2,714-acre Chequamegon Waters Flowage, two swimming beaches, a boat ramp, playground, trailhead for the Perkinstown Motorized Trail, trailer sanitary station, and fish cleaning station are provided.

So, if you like to boat, fish, hike, canoe, picnic or enjoy the convenience of being close to town, then the Chippewa Recreation Area is the place for you, conveniently located 30 minutes northwest of Medford. The Chippewa Recreation Area is pet friendly; See restrictions below for more information.

Read the site’s Recreational Opportunity Guide here:

 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The campground closed Sept. 30 for the recreation season.
Reservations: Additional sites at Chippewa Campground have been added to the reservation system for the 2018 camping season. 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 non-lake campsite fee is $15, or $7.50 with use of Interagency Senior or Access Pass and $18 or $9 for lakeside sites. Double campsite fee is $30 or $36 for lakeside campsites and no Interagency Pass discount apply. 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.
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Memorial Day - Labor Day
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.
ATVs & UTVs over 65” in width are prohibited on Perkinstown Trail, and operation of all ATVs & UTVs are prohibited in campground.
Closest Towns: Medford, WI.  Visit the Medford Chamber of Commerce!
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Accessible Flush and Vault toilets
Passes: The USDA Forest Service honors all four Interagency Recreation Passes that may be applied at National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife sites charging recreation use fees. Visit http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/rec-fee.shtml to decide which pass is right for you.
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center:   Summer Campground hosts greet visitors as they arrive, inform them of the campground regulations and assist them with their campsite. Medford - Park Falls District

General Information

Directions:

Travel north from Medford on State Highway 13 for 4 miles. Turn left (west) on County Trunk Highway M for about 24 miles, then turn left (south) on Forest road 1417 for 1 mile to the campground entrance. 


General Notes:

ATVs & UTVs over 65” in width are prohibited on Perkinstown Trail, and operation of all ATVs & UTVs are prohibited in campground.

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 orginate 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.


Parking:

Paved roads and parking


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

Ice Age Trail: Developed campsites and drinking water near the trail are available around the Mondeaux flowage. Camping is allowed at least 100 feet away from the trail or 50 feet away from any water’s edge. There are many access points to the trail for those wishing to only hike a portion of the trail. Developed parking areas are available at the Mondeaux Flowage, Jerry Lake and Highway 64 where the trail enters the Forest. Click here for more information on the Ice Age Trail!

RV Camping

General Info:

Parking

Paved roads and parking


CorralsRV up to 35 Feet
Fire InformationCampsites are complete with picnic tables, tent pads, fire rings
No. of Sites
Reservation InfoReservable Campsites at Chippewa Campground: 31-45,47-54, 56, 57, 59, 60 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.  
Size Restrictions

Maximum RV/ Trailer Length of Campsites at Chippewa Campground:
(Back-in sites unless indicated below)
 

  • 25 Foot: 1,21,34,64,65,67
  • 30 Foot: 4,22,23,24,25,26,35,36,38,59,68,69,71,72,73,74,75
  • 35 Foot: 2,3,5,7,17,18,19,20,27,49,61,62,63,66,70,76,77,78
  • 40 Foot: 9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,21,29,30,32,39,40,44,45,48,58
  • 45+ Foot: 6,8,31,33,37,41,42,43,46,47,50,51,51,54,55,56,57
  • 45 Foot Pull Thu: 28,53,60

Campground Camping

The Chippewa Campground consist of 78 campsites, each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible flush toilets and showers are available in three loops of the campsites and accessible vault toilets are available in the other loop. Drinking water is provided throughout the campground. The campground offers dozens of single and double campsites for tent and RV camping. Utility hookups are not available, however, the campground is equipped with a dump station and the roads are paved.

No. of Sites78

Fishing

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Other Activities

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
2,714 Acres

  Latitude : 
45.2191

  Longitude : 
-90.7005

 



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