Twin Lakes 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 Twin Lake Recreation Area 21 miles north of Park Falls.

The Twin Lake Recreation Area on the Park Falls District consists of a campground with 17 campsites equipped with a parking spur, campfire rings with grill, picnic table, vault toilets and drinking water. Two campsites have a hardened surface, accessible grills, and easy access to drinking water and vault toilets. There are also accessible vault toilet facilities at the nearby interpretive trail at Round Lake Logging Dam. There is also an accessible fishing pier at nearby Newman Lake.

Day use facilities include a boat ramp with access to the 19 acre Twin Lake, swimming area, beach, year round fishing with good trout and pan fishing and nearby hiking trails where you can hike, mountain bike and cross country ski in the winter.

Did you forget something? Don’t sweat it! The small town of Park Falls 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 Twin Lake Recreation Area is the place for you, conveniently located 20 minutes north of Park Falls. The Twin Lake Recreation Area is pet friendly; See restrictions below for more information.

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 $15, or $7.50 with use of Interagency Senior or Access Pass.
Double Campsite fee is $30 and no Interagency Pass discount apply. 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.
Busiest Season: Memorial Day - Labor Day
Restrictions: Campsite Capacity
  • Maximum of 8 people and 4 vehicles at each individual camp site.
  • Maximum of 16 people and 6 vehicles at each double 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: Park Falls, WI.  Visit the Park Falls Chamber of Commerce Here
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Medford - Park Falls District

General Information

Directions: Located about 21 miles from Park Falls, travel east on State Highway 182 to Forest Road 144. Turn right (south) and travel 5 miles to Forest Road 142. Turn left (east) for 2 miles to the campground entrance

Recreation Map

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Activities


Bicycling

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Campground Camping

The Twin Lake Campground is adjacent to the Round Lake Non-motorized area and consist of 17 campsites. Each campsite has a parking spur, picnic table and fire grill. Two campsites have a hardened surface, accessible grills, and easy access to drinking water and vault toilets. Accessible facilities can also be found at the nearby Round Lake Logging Dam and a fishing pier at nearby Newman Lake. A boat landing provides access for canoeing, swimming and fishing.

No. of Sites17

Dispersed Camping

Round Lake Hiking Trail: Camping is permitted throughout the area with several spots having been cleared for primitive camping.  There is a lot of human history associated with this area and when walking along the trails you can almost conjure up what is was like during the logging era of the 1800s. Click here for more information.

RV Camping

The Twin Lake Campground is adjacent to the Round Lake Non-motorized area and consist of 17 campsites. Each campsite has a parking spur, picnic table and fire grill. Two campsites have a hardened surface, accessible grills, and easy access to drinking water and vault toilets. Accessible facilities can also be found at the nearby Round Lake Logging Dam and a fishing pier at nearby Newman Lake. A boat landing provides access for canoeing, swimming and fishing.

Pavement Type of ParkingPaved roads and parking
No. of Sites17
Reservation InfoReservable Sites at Twin Lake Campground:
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 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 Twin Lake Campground:
(Back-in sites unless indicated below) 30 Foot: 1, 2, 3, 4
35 Foot: 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17
45+ Foot: 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11
45+ Foot Pull Thru: 8 (Double Site)

Group Camping

The Twin Lake Campground is adjacent to the Round Lake Non-motorized area and consist of 17 campsites. Campsite 8 is a double site and can be used for group camping. Each campsite has a parking spur, picnic table and fire grill. Two campsites have a hardened surface, accessible grills, and easy access to drinking water and vault toilets. Accessible facilities can also be found at the nearby Round Lake Logging Dam and a fishing pier at nearby Newman Lake. A boat landing provides access for canoeing, swimming and fishing.


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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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Outdoor Learning

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Picnicking

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
19 Acre Lake

  Latitude : 
45.9562

  Longitude : 
-90.072

 



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