North Twin Lake Recreation Area

  

The North Twin Campground will remain closed for the 2018 camping season. This closure only impacts the campground the boat landing remains open. Eastwood, Picnic Point, Spearhead Point and Westpoint are all other Forest Service campgrounds near North Twin. To find additional camping opportunities in the Medford area please visit http://medfordchamber.org/taylor-county-tourism/.

If you are looking for a base camp to explore area trails or a destination campground with a quiet and secluded atmosphere, try the North Twin Lake Recreation Area off Highway 13 northwest of Medford.

The North Twin Lake Recreation Area on the Medford District consists of a campground with 5 campsites equipped with a parking spur, fire grills, picnic tables, vault toilets and drinking water. There are accessible vault toilets and fishing pier nearby at nearby Lakeview day use site. Campsites can accommodate RVs up to 25 feet.

Day use facilities include a 33 acre North Twin Lake, swimming, year round fishing, picnicking, a boat ramp, fishing pier and access to The Ice Age Scenic Trail. Located near the campground are a variety of commercial services including canoe and boat rentals, showers, and some food and firewood sales at the Mondeaux Dam Lodge. There is no long term or day use parking for visitors entering the Ice Age National Scenic Trail within the campground. Trash collection is not provided within the campground, please pack out your own garbage.

Did you forget something? Don’t sweat it! The small town of Medford can meet your camping supply needs from groceries to firewood.

So, if you like to boat, fish, hike, canoe, picnic or enjoy the convenience of being close to town, then the North Twin Lake  Recreation Area is the place for you, conveniently located 20 minutes north of Medford. The North Twin Lake Recreation Area is pet friendly; See restrictions below for more information.

ALERT: During the temporary closure of the Mondeaux Dam Lodge, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has issued a temporary special use permit for a vendor to continue offering visitors basic camping supplies and snacks on the property.  The Mondeaux Dam Snack Shack will officially open for business on Saturday May 6th.  Specifics on snack shacks business hours and offers can be found at http://www.mdsnackshack.com/. Click here to read the full press release.

Read the site’s Recreational Opportunity Guide here:

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Area Status: The campground will be closed for the 2018 recreation season. Boat Landing – remains open, no fees collected.
Reservations: There are no reservable sites at North Twin Lake Recreation Area.  All sites are available on a first-come basis.
Fees $12 Individual Campsite fee is $12, or $6 with use of Interagency Senior or Access Pass. Interagency Pass discount applies 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.
Open Season: The campground will be closed for the 2018 recreation season. Boat Landing – remains open.
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.
Operation of all ATVs & UTVs are prohibited in campground.
Closest Towns: Medford, WI.  Visit the Medford Chamber of Commerce Here
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: 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.
Information Center: 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 7 miles, then turn right (north) on County Trunk Highway E for 6 miles. Turn right (east) on forest Road 102 for 1 mile, then turn right (south) on Forest Road 566 for 1 mile to the campground entrance. 

Recreation Map

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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. For more information click here!

RV Camping

The North Twin Lake Campground located in a mature hardwood forest along the eastern shore of North Twin Lake and has 5 campsites equipped with a parking spur, fire grills, picnic tables, vault toilets, drinking water and fishing pier. Campsites can accommodate RVs up to 25 feet. There is a boat landing with access to North Twin Lake with good year round fishing. There are accessible vault toilets and fishing pier nearby at nearby Lakeview day use site.

Pavement Type of ParkingGravel roads and parking
Fire InformationCampsites are equipped with a parking spur, picnic tables and fire grill.
No. of Sites5
Size Restrictions

Maximum RV/ Trailer Length of Campsites at North Twin Lake Campground:
(Back-in sites only)
Pop Up Only: 1, 2
25 Foot: 2, 3, 5

Campground Camping

The North Twin Lake Campground located in a mature hardwood forest along the eastern shore of North Twin Lake and consists of 5 campsites equipped with a parking spur, fire grills, picnic tables, vault toilets, drinking water and fishing pier. There is a boat landing with access to North Twin Lake with good year round fishing. There are accessible vault toilets and fishing pier nearby at nearby Lakeview day use site.

No. of Sites5
Status: Closed

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Hiking

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Nature Viewing

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Outdoor Learning

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Picnicking

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Winter Sports

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.2811

  Longitude : 
-90.4438

 



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