Brule River Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

The Brule River Campground will remain closed for the 2018 camping season. Stevens Lake Campground is a nearby Forest Service campground to the Brule River Campground. To find additional campgrounds in Forest County please visit http://www.visitforestcounty.com/.

If you are looking for a base camp to explore the most dependable water levels of all the rivers in the Nicolet, try the Brule River Recreation Area off Highway 70 East of Eagle River.

The Brule River Recreation Area on the Eagle River District consists of a campground with 11 campsites equipped with accessible fire rings, vault toilets and drinking water. This campground is located on the Wisconsin-Michigan border, and is set in a beautiful balsam fir and red pine grove. Even though this campground is located right off the highway, it is not heavily used. A carry-in canoe access to the river is available here. The river is also a fairly good trout stream.

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

So, if you like to fish, canoe, paddle or being close to town, then the Brule River Recreation area is the place for you, conveniently located 20 miles east of Eagle River. The Brule River Recreation Area is pet friendly; See our restrictions for more information.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Area Status: The Brule River Campground will remain closed for the 2018 camping season. Stevens Lake Campground is a nearby Forest Service campground to the Brule River Campground. To find additional campgrounds in Forest County please visit http://www.visitforestcounty.com/.
Reservations: There are no reservable sites at the Brule River Campground.  All sites are available on a first-come basis.
Fees $10 Individual campsite fee is $10/night.
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.
Usage: Light
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.
Closest Towns: Brule River, WI.  Visit the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce!
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Accessible Vault Toilets
Passes: 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.
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Eagle River - Florence Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Eagle River travel east 20 miles on Highway 70 to Highway 55. Turn left (north) and continue 5.5 miles on Highway 55 to the campground on the left.


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RV Camping

The Brule River Recreation Area on the Eagle River District consists of a campground with 11 campsites equipped with accessible fire rings, vault toilets and drinking water. This campground is located on the Wisconsin-Michigan border, and is set in a beautiful balsam fir and red pine grove. Even though this campground is located right off the highway, it is not heavily used. A carry-in canoe access to the river is available here. The river is also a fairly good trout stream.

Fire InformationThere are accessible fire rings at each campsite.
No. of Sites11
Reservation InfoThere are no reservable sites at the Brule River Campground.  All sites are available on a first-come basis.
Size Restrictions

Maximum RV/ Trailer Length of Campsites at Brule River Campground:
(Back-in sites unless indicated below)

  • 25 Foot: 9
  • 35 Foot: 1-5, 8, 10
  • 40 Foot: 11

Campground Camping

The Brule River Recreation Area on the Eagle River District consists of a campground with 11 campsites equipped with accessible fire rings, vault toilets and drinking water. This campground is located on the Wisconsin-Michigan border, and is set in a beautiful balsam fir and red pine grove. Even though this campground is located right off the highway, it is not heavily used. A carry-in canoe access to the river is available here. The river is also a fairly good trout stream.

No. of Sites11

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.0279

  Longitude : 
-88.7967

 



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