Laurel Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

If you are looking for a base camp to enjoy water recreation activities, try Laurel Lake Recreation Area off Highway 32 east of Three Lakes.

The Laurel Lake Recreation Area on the Eagle River-Florence Ranger District consists of a campground with 12 campsites equipped with picnic tables, fire rings with grills, accessible vault toilets and drinking water.  

Laurel Lake provides access to the 50-mile long Three Lakes-Eagle River Chain of Lakes. So get out your water skis, bring your boat (a boat launch is located directly across from the parking area), and don't forget your fishing equipment! No swimming beach is provided here.

There are many nearby trails that will keep you busy, including the Sam Campbell Memorial Trail

So if you like to camp, boat, fish and enjoy what the beautiful forest has to offer, then the Laurel Lake Recreation Area is the place for you. Laurel Lake Recreation Area is pet friendly; see our restrictions below for more information.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Boat landing open; picnicking and beaches open. Campground opening June 12 on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations honored starting June 15.
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 www.recreation.gov or by calling Recreation.gov 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 $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. There is a $5 recreation use fee for the boat landing. The Forest also has an annual pass available for $30. To learn more visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/cnnf/passes-permits/recreation. This does not apply to registered campers.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
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
  • 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: Three Lakes, WI. 
Passes:
Information Center: Eagle River - Florence Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Three Lakes travel 4 miles east on Highway 32 to Chicken in the Woods Road. Turn left (north) and continue 1.2 miles turning left (north) on Fourmile Road. Travel 0.2 miles, turn left (west) on Leatzow Road and continue 1.2 miles to the campground.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

The campground has 12 campsites equipped with picnic tables, fire rings with grills, accessible vault toilets and drinking water. 

RV Camping

Pavement Type of ParkingPaved roads.
No. of Sites12
Reservation InfoReservable Sites at Laurel Lake Campground:
3-5, 9-12. 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 www.recreation.gov or by calling Recreationg.gov at 1-877-444-6777 or TDD 1-877-833-6777.
Size Restrictions

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

  • 25 Foot: 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12
  • 30 Foot: 3, 7, 11
  • 35 Foot: 1, 6
  • 40 Foot: 2

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.815

  Longitude : 
-89.109

 



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