Chipmunk Rapids Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

If you are looking for a base camp to explore area trails or If you want solitude, but also want to be able to drive up to your campsite, try the Chipmunk Rapids Recreation Area off Highway 70 west of Florence.

The Chipmunk Rapids Recreation Area is a small campground on the Florence District that consists of a campground with 6 campsites equipped with accessible fire rings, vault toilets and drinking water. Upon entering, you will come across an artesian well that flows throughout the year and produces excellent drinking water! The area is popular for trout fishing, with a variety of other fish species in nearby lakes. A carry-in canoe access is nearby and is a popular starting and ending point for canoe trips.

Come enjoy all the trails; there is a one-mile trail that connects the campground with Lost Lake Campground. Just north of the river is the south trailhead of the Lauterman Lake National Recreation Trail.

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

So, if you like to hike, mountain bike, fish or enjoy a variety of water activities, then Chipmunk Rapids Recreation Area is the place for you, conveniently located just 20 miles west of Florence. Chipmunk Rapids Recreation Area is pet friendly; See our restrictions for more information.

Chipmunk Rapids Recreational Opportunity Guide: LINK

At a Glance

Reservations: There are no reservable sites at the Chipmunk Rapids Campground. All sites are available on a first-come basis.
Fees Individual campsite fee is $15/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 by the pass holder.
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: Camping: 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: Florence, WI. Visit the Florence Chamber of Commerce!
Water: Drinking Water, Artesian Well with Excellent 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 Florence travel west 17 miles on Highway 70 to the intersection with FR 2450 (Dream Lake Road). Turn left (south) on FR 2450 and drive 1 mile to FR 2156 (Chipmunk Rapids Road). Continue straight 2.4 miles on FR 2156 to the campground.


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Activities


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RV Camping

Chipmunk Rapids is located on the Pine River, a state designated Wild River south of the Lauterman Lake Semi-Primitive Non-Motorized area. The campground consist of 6 campsites equipped with accessible fire rings, vault toilets and drinking water The campground has an artesian well that produces excellent drinking water. Chipmunk Rapids is the mid-point of the approximately 80 mile long Pine River, which is popular for its canoeing opportunities. The south trailhead for the Lauterman Lake National Recreation Trail is located just across the river.

Pavement Type of ParkingAsphalt
Fire InformationThere are accessible fire rings at each campsite.
No. of Sites6
Size Restrictions

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

  • 25 Foot: 2, 3, 4, 6
  • 35 Foot: 1
  • 40 Foot: 5
Reservation InfoThere are no reservable sites at the Chipmunk Rapids Campground.  All sites are available on a first-come basis.

Campground Camping

Chipmunk Rapids is located on the Pine River, a state designated Wild River south of the Lauterman Lake Semi-Primitive Non-Motorized area. The campground consist of 6 campsites equipped with accessible fire rings, vault toilets and drinking water The campground has an artesian well that produces excellent drinking water. Chipmunk Rapids is the mid-point of the approximately 80 mile long Pine River, which is popular for its canoeing opportunities. The south trailhead for the Lauterman Lake National Recreation Trail is located just across the river.

No. of Sites6

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.8925

  Longitude : 
-88.5568

 



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