Picnic Point Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

If you are looking for a base camp to explore area trails or a quiet carry-in campground nestled under towering pines on the Mondeaux Flowage, try the Picnic Point Recreation Area off Highway 13 north of Medford.

The Picnic Point Recreation Area on the Medford District consists of a tent only campground with 4 individual and 1 group campsite equipped with fire grills, picnic tables, vault toilets and drinking water. There is no screening between the sites and the entire facility may be reserved as one group site. There are accessible vault toilet facilities and a fishing pier at nearby Lakeview Day Use Site.

Day use facilities include a boat ramp with access to the 416 acre Mondeaux Flowage, swimming and picnic area. 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. Dumpster is provided in Westpoint Campground.

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 hike, fish, swim, canoe, picnic or enjoy the convenience of being close to town, then the Picnic Point Recreation Area is the place for you, conveniently located 20 minutes north of Medford. The Picnic Point 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: LINK

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The campground closed Oct. 31.
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 $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: May 24 - Oct. 31
Busiest Season: Memorial Day - Labor Day
Restrictions: Campsite Capacity
  • All Sites are Tent Only.
  • Group Campsite Capacity may not exceed 35 people.
  • 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!
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.
Operated By: Mondeaux Recreation Area
Information Center: Medford - Park Falls District

General Information

Directions: 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. 
Parking:

Gravel Roads and Parking


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. Click here for more information on the Ice Age Trail!

Group Camping

The Picnic Point Campground located in a mature hardwood forest along the western shore of the Mondeaux Flowage consists of a tent only campground with 4 individual and 1 group campsite equipped with fire grills, picnic tables, vault toilets and drinking water. There is no screening between the sites and the entire facility may be reserved as one group site. There are accessible vault toilet facilities and a fishing pier at nearby Lakeview Day Use Site.

Campground Camping

The Picnic Point Campground located in a mature hardwood forest along the western shore of the Mondeaux Flowage consist of a tent only campground with 4 individual and equipped with fire grills, picnic tables, vault toilets and drinking water. There is no screening between the sites and the entire facility may be reserved as one group site. There are accessible vault toilet facilities and a fishing pier at nearby Lakeview Day Use Site. Trash collection is not provided within the campground, please pack out your own garbage. Dumpster is provided in Westpoint Campground.

General Info:

Parking

Gravel Roads and Parking


Fire InformationCampsites are complete with picnic tables and fire rings
No. of Sites4
Reservation InfoReservable Campsites at Picnic Point Campground: 1 Reservable Group Campsite 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

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.3059

  Longitude : 
-90.4362

 



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