Laurel Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

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 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, so you'll have to do your swimming and sunbathing from your boat.

There are many nearby trails that will keep you busy, try The Spring Lake Fire Interpretive Area just northeast of the Laurel Lake recreation Area. If you are interested in horse riding, try The Bailey Lake Equestrian trail is located east of the Laurel Lake Recreation Area.

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

So if you like to boat, swim, fish, hike 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.

Read the Laurel Lake Recreational Opportunity Guide: LINK

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The campground closed Oct. 9 for the 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 www.recreation.gov 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 $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: Heavy
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: Three Lakes, WI.  Visit the Three Lakes 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 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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RV Camping

Laurel Lake is part of the 28 lake Three Lakes and Eagle River Chain of Lakes giving the visitor water access to nearly 11,500 acres of water and 174 miles of shoreline. The Laurel Lake Recreation Area consists of a campground with 12 campsites equipped with picnic tables, fire rings with grills, accessible vault toilets and drinking water. The campground is located in a stand of grand old pines and young oaks. Laurel Lake has many camping options for you to choose from. We have RV sites, tent sites and waterfront sites.

Pavement Type of ParkingPaved roads.
Fire InformationSites are equipped with picnic tables and fire rings with grills.
No. of Sites12
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
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 Reserve America at 1-877-444-6777 or TDD 1-877-833-6777.

Campground Camping

Laurel Lake is part of the 28 lake Three Lakes and Eagle River Chain of Lakes giving the visitor water access to nearly 11,500 acres of water and 174 miles of shoreline. The Laurel Lake Recreation Area consists of a campground with 12 campsites equipped with picnic tables, fire rings with grills, accessible vault toilets and drinking water. The campground is located in a stand of grand old pines and young oaks. Laurel Lake has many camping options for you to choose from. We have RV sites, tent sites and waterfront sites.

No. of Sites12

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.815

  Longitude : 
-89.109

 



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