The Kathryn Lake Campground will remain closed for the 2019 camping season. This closure impacts the campground - there will be reduced services at boat landing and picnic area – no swim buoys or water sampling at the beach, no public water supply available, vehicle access/parking available, toilet building available, picnic grounds, boat landing and accessible fishing pier will be mowed, garbage service available, and day use fees will continue to be charged. Chippewa Campground is a nearby Forest Service campground that is near Kathryn Lake. To find additional camping opportunities in the Medford area please visit

At a Glance

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 Here
Water: Accessible Vault toilets
Restroom: Vault
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.
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Medford - Park Falls District

General Information

Directions: Travel north from Medford on State Highway 13 for 4 miles, then turn left (west) on County Trunk Highway M for 15 miles. Turn left (south) for 0.5 miles on Forest Road 121 campground entrance. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

Boating and fishing are popular activities on Kathryn Lake. Anglers can expect to find plentiful populations of walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, yellow perch and panfish.

Ice Fishing

Year round fishing is a popular activity on Kathryn Lake. Anglers can expect to find plentiful populations of walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, yellow perch and panfish.

Boating - Motorized

There is an accessible Boat Landing at Kathryn Lake.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Canoeing, kayaking, paddling and windsurfing are some of the popular non-motorized water activities on the 62 acre Kathryn Lake.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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