Lost Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

If you are looking for a base camp to explore area trails or a rustic campground with a family atmosphere, try the Lost Lake Recreation Area off highway 70 west of Florence.

The Lost Lake Recreation Area on the Florence District consists of a campground with 27 campsites equipped with picnic tables, fire rings with grills, accessible facilities and drinking water from a pressurized system or hand pump.

Day use facilities include the 86-acre crystal clear lake stocked with brown trout, rainbow trout, and smallmouth bass great for year-round fishing. No motors are permitted on Lost Lake. A boat access area, small picnic area, and a swimming beach are available. Do you enjoy leisurely walks? Here you will find many opportunities for scenic strolls amid the aspen and sugar maple. A one-mile interpretive trail through a stand of 150-year-old hemlock and pine is adjacent to the campground. Trails also connect to the Chipmunk Rapids Trail and Lauterman National Recreation Trail system.

Did you forget something? Don’t sweat it! The small town of Florence can meet your camping supply needs ranging from groceries to firewood.

So, if you like to canoe, swim, fish, hike, picnic or enjoy being close to town, the Lost Lake Recreation Area is the place for you, conveniently located 20 miles west of Florence. Lost Lake Recreation Area is pet friendly; See restrictions below for more information.

Read the Lost 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
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 from a pressurized system or a hand-pump.
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: Travel 20 miles west of Florence via State Highway 70 and Forest Roads 2450 and 2156. Lost Lake is one hour east of Eagle River via State Highway 70 or one hour west of Iron Mountain, Michigan via U.S. Highway 2 and State Highway 7

Recreation Map

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Activities


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Cabin Rentals

The Lost Lake Cabins, located near the Lost Lake Recreation Area offers eight rustic cabins are available to rent in a remote forested setting. These cabins are located in a group setting and can provide a quiet get-away for an individual, family or serve as a base camp for fishing and hunting. Cabins can be rented from mid-May through mid-October. Rental fees are per cabin per day whether for one or six persons. Contact Reserve America at 1-877-444-6777 or 1-877-833-6777 (TDD) or at http://www.recreation.gov/

RV Camping

Lost Lake Campground is located on the north shore of Lost Lake in a maple, aspen and white pine forest. The clear, 86 acre Lost lake is stocked with brown trout, rainbow trout and smallmouth bass. No motors are permitted on Lost Lake. The Lost Lake Recreation Area consists of a campground with 27 campsites equipped with picnic tables, fire rings with grills, accessible facilities and drinking water from a pressurized system or hand pump. Take advantage of our waterfront sites on the shore of the crystal clear Lost Lake.

Pavement Type of ParkingAsphalt
Fire InformationSites are equipped with picnic tables and fire rings with grills.
No. of Sites27
Reservation InfoReservable Sites at Lost Lake Campground: 1, 3-5, 8-9, 12-14, 16-19, 23, 24 Reservations can be made at Lost Lake Campground. 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. 
Size Restrictions

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

  • 30 Foot: 9, 18
  • 35 Foot: 2, 6, 17, 19, 25
  • 40 Foot: 1, 3-5, 7, 8, 10-16, 20-24, 26, 27

Campground Camping

Lost Lake Campground is located on the north shore of Lost Lake in a maple, aspen and white pine forest. The clear, 86 acre Lost lake is stocked with brown trout, rainbow trout and smallmouth bass. No motors are permitted on Lost Lake. The Lost Lake Recreation Area consists of a campground with 27 campsites equipped with picnic tables, fire rings with grills, accessible facilities and drinking water from a pressurized system or hand pump. Take advantage of our waterfront sites on the shore of the crystal clear Lost Lake.

No. of Sites27

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
86 Acre Lake

  Latitude : 
45.8835

  Longitude : 
-88.5588

 



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