Perch Lake Recreation Area
This quaint campground is a family favorite. Located approximately 5.5 miles north of Drummond on Forest Road 223 (Delta Drummond Road), there are 16 campsites. Each site includes a defined parking spur, fire ring and picnic table.
Perch Lake Campground has two loops located on each side of Perch Lake. The North Loop has a toilet building, water, 10 single-family sites, boat launch, dock and small parking area for up to five vehicles with trailers. This loop is family-friendly located in a stand of hemlocks. There is also an area where campers can access the lake for swimming.
The South Loop has water, six single-family sites and a double vault toilet building. This loop provides a quieter camping experience.
Some sites can accommodate RV's up to 35 feet. A developed boat ramp provides access to a 72-acre lake that contains trout, panfish and largemouth bass.
Nearby attractions include the Rainbow Lake Wilderness, the North Country National Scenic Trail, trout fishing in the White River, the Rust-Owen Reservoir and the CAMBA mountain bike trails.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||There are no reservable sites at the Perch Lake Campground. All sites are available on a first-come, first-come basis.|
|Fees:||Individual campsite fee is $15, or $7.50 with the use of an Interagency pass (access or senior). The interagency pass applies only to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass holder, not to any additional fees or campsite(s) occupied by members of the pass holder's party.|
|Open Season:||May 5 - October 31|
|Busiest Season:||Campground: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend|
|Restrictions:||Restrictions for all National Forest System lands can be found by visiting Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations 261 by clicking here. The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest specific restrictions can be found in the Occupancy and Use Restrictions for the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Campsite Capacity
|Closest Towns:||Drummond and Delta.|
|Information Center:||Washburn Ranger District|
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Riding the backroads that wind through the forest is a popular daytime activity.
Perch Lake Campground has 16 campsites. Each site includes a parking spur, fire ring, and picnic table.
There are 16 sites that can accommodate RV's up to 30 feet. Campsites include a parking spur, fire ring and picnic table. Drinking water and vault toilets are available.
Lake and Pond Fishing
A developed boat ramp provides access to a 72-acre lake that contains trout, panfish, and largemouth bass.
|Fish Species||trout, panfish, and largemouth bass|
Fishing is very popular on Perch Lake during the winter months.
The Rainbow Lake Wilderness is located across the road from the Perch Lake Recreation which provides access to the North Countr Trail.
Boating - Motorized
Perch Lake is well known for fishing has a developed boat ramp providing access to the 72-acre lake.
Boating - Non-Motorized
Perch Lake is a great place for canoeing and kayaking.
Alerts & Warnings
- Safety reminders for hunting season
- Closure on Forest Road 1666 (Black Lake Road) for motorized vehicles
- Closure on Iron River Trail between FR236 and FR242
- Trail Closure Order 09-13-23-02 Terminated
- Closure on Pipeline 4x4 Challenge Trail
- Aquatic Invasive Species decontamination required at Lake Owen and Two Lakes
- Closure Order (Lakewood-Laona, 2019 windstorm)