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Spearhead Point 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 Spearhead Point Recreation Area off Highway 13 north of Medford.

The Spearhead Point Recreation Area on the Medford District consists of the most popular campground located on the Mondeaux Flowage with 27 campsites equipped with a parking spur, campfire rings with grill, picnic table, vault toilets and drinking water. There is boat access and many sites have small docks provided Sites may be reserved through a campground reservation system. 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 popular 416 acre Mondeaux Flowage, reservable shelter and access to the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Boat landing and parking are for paying campers only. 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 provided within the 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 Spearhead Point Recreation Area is the place for you, conveniently located 25 minutes north of Medford. The Spearhead 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 Non-lake campsite fee is $15, or $7.50 with use of Interagency Senior or Access Pass and lakeside campsite fee is $18, or $9. 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
Permit Info: 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.
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.
Operation of all ATVs & UTVs are prohibited in campground. Boat landing and parking for paying campers only
Closest Towns: Medford, WI.  Visit the Medford Chamber of Commerce!
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault and pit
Operated By: Mondeaux Recreation Area
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, then turn left (west) on County trunk Highway M for 7 miles. Turn right (north) on County Trunk Highway E for 8.5 miles, then turn right (east) on Forest Road 106 and look for the entrance sign at the top of the hill. 
Parking:

Paved and gravel roads and parking


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

Dispersed Camping is allowed at least 100 feet away from the Ice Age 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 and gravel roads and parking


Fire InformationCampsites are complete with picnic tables and fire rings
No. of Sites27
Reservation InfoReservable Campsites at Spearhead Point Campground: 1-15 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.

Size Restrictions

Maximum RV/ Trailer Length of Campsites at Spearhead Point Campground:

(Back-in sites unless indicated below)   Tents Only: 1, 7 25 Foot: 3,5,6,12,13, 24 30 Foot: 2,4,8,11,19,20,21,22,25,26,27 35 Foot: 9,14,16,17,18,23 40 Foot: 10 45 Foot: 15

Campground Camping

The Spearhead Point Campground located in a mature hardwood forest along the western shore of the Mondeaux Flowage. This campground is the most popular in the area and consist of 27campsites, each site is equipped with picnic tables and campfire rings with grills. There is boat access and many sites have small docks provided. Located near the campground are a variety of commercial services including canoe & boat rental, showers, and some food and firewood sales at the Mondeaux Dam Lodge. Trash collections is provided within the campground.

No. of Sites27

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.3277

  Longitude : 
-90.4457

 



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