If you’re looking for a base camp to explore area trails or a quiet campground nestled under towering pines on the Mondeaux Flowage, try the Picnic Point Campground, approximately 20 miles northwest of Medford.
Picnic Point is a tent-only campground that’s near the Mondeaux Dam Recreation Area on the Medford-Park Falls Ranger District. Each of the four individual campsites has a fire ring and picnic table. There’s a vault toilet at the campground. Water is available at the nearby glacial spring on Forest Road 1563/Park Road.
Trash collection is not provided within the campground. Please pack out your own garbage. A dumpster is available in West Point Campground.
Please note that parking is not available at each campsite. You’ll need to park in a nearby lot and carry your gear to your site.
Reservations are available only for the entire campground and only from April through October. Specific dates change yearly. Check availability with the local district office, or at https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233765. If the campground isn’t reserved, the individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. From October through April, the campground is only available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Your camping fee includes use of a boat ramp for access to the 416-acre Mondeaux Flowage. Boaters who are not staying at the campground may also use the boat ramp with a day-use fee or pass.
The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is accessible directly from the campground for campers only. Public parking for the trail is available on County Highway E.
The campground is available for year-round camping; however, the access road is not maintained during the winter months for snow removal.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||The entire campground can be reserved at www.recreation.gov or by phone at 877-444-6777 (TDD 877-833-6777). If the campground isn’t reserved, individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.|
|Fees:||Individual campsite fee is $18, or $9 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.
Group campsite fee is $75 and no Interagency Pass discounts apply for group campsites.
|Open Season:||January - December|
|Busiest Season:||Memorial Day - Labor Day|
|Closest Towns:||Medford, WI.|
|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:||US Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Medford - Park Falls District|
General InformationDirections: Travel north from Medford for 4 miles on State Highway 13, turn left (west) on County Trunk Highway M for about 7 miles. Turn right (north) on County Trunk Highway E for 8.5 miles, then turn right (east) on Forest Road 1563 for 1 mile. Turn right (south) on Forest Road 106 for 2 miles to the entrance.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||4|
|Reservation Info||Reservable Campsites at Picnic Point Campground: The entire campground can be reserved at www.recreation.gov or by phone at 877-444-6777 (TDD 877-833-6777). If the campground isn’t reserved, individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.|
Boating - Motorized
Motorized boating is permitted on the Mondeaux Flowage. Boat ramp access is included in camping fees or available to the public with a day-use fee or pass.
Boating - Non-Motorized
Canoeing, kayaking, paddling, and other non-motorized water activities are permitted on the Mondeaux Flowage. Ramp access is included in camping fees, or available to the public with a day-use fee or pass.