Two Lakes Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Two Lakes Recreation Area near Drummond is on the southern part of the Washburn District.  This campground is operated by a concessionaire under a special use permit with the US Forest Service. This popular campground is nestled between Lake Owen and Bass Lake.  Campsites are located within red and white pines and mixed hardwoods and many overlook beautiful Lake Owen and Bass Lake.

Two Lakes Campground has 94 sites made up of several loops. There are two fee station areas, two swimming beaches, boat launches with parking and a dock on both lakes.  Also included are vault toilets, an RV dump station, garbage and recycling bins, water craft rentals, dry goods for sale at the campground manager’s site.  There’s also a one-mile hiking trail around Bass Lake and a paved interior road that is great for bike riding.

Fishing is very popular on both lakes year round.  Lake Owen is well known for fishing and water sports such as boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming.  Bass Lake is a smaller lake with pan fish, such as bluegills and perch.

This rustic campground has many recreational opportunities inside and within the surrounding area. The North Country Trail comes through the campground from the Porcupine Lake Wilderness Area near the fee station. There’s also access to the Bass Lake Trail located within the campground.

Did you forget something? Don't sweat it! The small town of Drummond can meet your camping supply needs ranging from groceries to firewood, as well as a souvenir or two.

So, if you like to swim, boat, fish, hike or picnic, then the Two Lakes Recreation Area is the place for you, conveniently located just 5 minutes southeast of Drummond and south of Cable.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The campground closed Oct. 9 for the recreation season.
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 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 $19/night, payable at the fee envelope tube at the site. Nightly fees are half of price shown with use of Interagency Senior or Access Pass. Interagency Pass discounts apply only to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass holder. There is a day use fee to use the beach areas. The annual Forest user pass is not accepted.
Open Season: May 24 - Oct. 9
Busiest Season: Camping: June - October
Restrictions: Campsite Capacity
  • Maximum of 8 people and 3 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.
  • No chainsaw use within the designated campground.  Visitors may go outside the campground to collect firewood using a chainsaw for their use while camping.
Operation of all ATVs & UTVs are prohibited in campground.
Closest Towns: Cable. Visit the Cable Area Chamber of Commerce HERE.
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Passes: The Annual Recreation Pass (sticker) is not accepted at the Two Lakes campground, a concessionaire managed site under Forest Service special use permit.
Operated By: Recreation Resource Management (RRM) under a Concessionaire Special Use Permit w/ the Forest Service
Information Center: Washburn Ranger District

General Information


Directions to Two Lakes Campground from the intersection of US Highway 63 in Drummond, turn south on FR 213 (Lake Owen Scenic Drive) and drive 5.5 miles to the entrance road.

From Cable: Take County Hwy M west to FR 214. Go north on FR 214 (Lake Owen Scenic Drive) for approximately 9 miles.  The entrance to the campground is on the left side of the road.

General Notes:

2017 Fee Schedule

Recreation Map

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RV Camping

Almost all the sites can accommodate RV's up to 30 feet. Campsites include a defined parking spur, fire ring, picnic table, and tent pad. Please help to not increase the size of the area and keep all equipment on the parking spur.  Drinking water and vault toilets are available.

CorralsRV up to 50 Feet
Pavement Type of ParkingAsphalt
Fire InformationThere are accessible fire rings at each campsite.
Dump StationsYes
No. of Sites94
Size Restrictions(Back-in sites unless indicated below): Tent only: 34-40 Back in 30 feet: 1, 3, 4, 7-10, 12, 30, 31, 80, 81, 83 Back in 35 feet: 6, 14, 15, 17-29, 33, 41-45, 48, 50-55, 57-62, 64-66, 68-71, 74-78, 84-94 Back in 45+ feet: 11, 16, 32, 46, 47, 63, 72, 73 Pull Thru 45+ feet: 2, 5, 13, 56, 82 RV up to 50 Feet
Reservation InfoCampsites may be reserved through the campground reservation system at
No. of Accessible sites85

Campground Camping

Two Lakes Campground has 94 campsites. Each site includes a defined parking spur, fire ring, picnic table, and tent pad. Please help to not increase the size of the area and keep all equipment on the parking spur.  Most sites can accommodate RV's up to 35 feet. Drinking water and vault toilets are available.  The campground also has 7 walk-in sites.

There are several items available for sale at the campground manager’s site.  They sell firewood, ice and rent paddle boats, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards. They also have solar wells for ease of use by visitors.  There is a dump station that is $10 for registered campers.  There is a $25 fee to dup for non-registered campers.

No. of Sites94


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