Wabasso Lake Recreation Area


If you are looking to canoe in the glassy waters of Wabasso Lake or enjoy a rustic cozy campground, try the Wabasso Lake Recreation Area off Forest Road 142 west of Lac du Flambeau.

The Wabasso Lake Recreation Area on the Medford-Park Falls Ranger District consists of a campground with five walk/canoe-in campsites equipped with fire grills and picnic tables. Drinking water and toilets are located at the boat landing.

Wabasso Lake Recreation Area is located about one mile west of the Lac du Flambeau and is perfect for primitive camping. Wabasso Lake is 49-acres and has an excellent panfish population and is great for canoeing and fishing.

So, if you like to hike, fish, swim, hike, bike, and picnic, then the Wabasso Lake Recreation Area is the place for you, located 5 minutes west of Lac du Flambeau. The Wabasso Lake Recreation Area is pet friendly; see restrictions below for more information.

At a Glance

Reservations: There are no reservable sites at Wabasso Lake Recreation Area. All sites are available on a first-come basis.
Fees: Individual campsite fee is $5 per vehicle. The Forest also has an annual pass available for $30. To learn more visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/cnnf/passes-permits/recreation. 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
Open Season: Open Year - Round
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.
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 or use of all ATVs & UTVs is prohibited in campground.
Closest Towns: Lac du Flambeau WI. 
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Medford - Park Falls District

General Information

Directions:

From State Highway 70, turn north on Forest Road 509 (Chippewa Trail Road) and then turn Right on Forest Road and left into Wabasso Lake Recreation Area.


Parking:

Dirt/Gravel


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

The Wabasso Lake Campground is located on an underdeveloped lake shore overlooking the beautiful 49 acre Wabasso Lake. The campground is about one mile west of the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation and is perfect for primitive camping. Drinking water and toilets are located at the boat landing. Five walk/canoe-in campsites contain fire grills and picnic tables. Please pack out what you bring with you. Garbage service is not provided in this camping area. 

General Info:

Parking

Dirt/Gravel


No. of Sites 5
Reservation Info There are no reservable sites at Wabasso Lake Recreation Area.  All sites are available on a first-come basis.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Wabasso Lake is known for good fishing opportunities. Anglers can expect to catch largemouth bass, perch, panfish and northern pike. 

Fish Species panfish

Ice Fishing

Wabasso Lake is known for good year-round fishing opportunities. Anglers can expect to catch largemouth bass, northern pike and panfish.

Picnicking

Enjoy picnicking under the trees or in our designated picnic sites.

Boating - Motorized

Only electric boat motors are permitted on Wabasso Lake. Gasoline powered boats are prohibited.

There is a boat landing at Wabasso Lake.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Canoeing, kayaking, and paddling are some of the popular non-motorized water activities on Wabasso Lake. 

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
49 Acre Lake

  Latitude : 
45.9727

  Longitude : 
-90.0003