Luna - White Deer Lake Recreation Area


Area Status: Open

If you want to be on not one, but two lakes, and get away from motors and developed shorelines and you like to swim and fish for trout and bass, try Luna-White Deer Lake Recreation Area off Highway 70 east of Eagle River.

The Luna-White Deer Lake Recreation Area on the Eagle River District consists of a campground with 37 campsites are equipped with picnic tables, fire rings with grills, with easy access vaulted toilets, and drinking water.

Day use facility is nestled in an area between two deep, clear lakes, Luna-White Deer provides a deep-woods setting where you can hear the eerie call of loons at night and see lots of wildlife by day. For scenic vistas and a chance to explore nature more closely, hike the four-mile trail around both lakes.

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

So, if you like to swim, fish, hike, canoe, and picnic or enjoy being close to town, then the Luna-Whitedeer Lake Recreation Area is the place for you. Luna- White Deer Campground is pet friendly; See restrictions below for more information.

Read the Luna White Deer Lake Recreational Opportunity Guide: LINK

 

At a Glance

Reservations: Luna White Deer Lake Campground has been added to the reservation system for the 2018 camping season.  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 $18/night for lakeshore family sites, 15/night for off lake sites. 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.
Open Season: May 2 - October 15
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: Eagle 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.
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Summer Campground hosts greet visitors as they arrive, inform them of the campground regulations and assist them with their campsite. Eagle River - Florence Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Eagle River travel 13.4 miles on Highway 70 to FR 2176 (Divide Road). Turn right (south) and continue 5.6 miles to FR 2188. Turn right and travel 0.7 miles to the campground.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

The Nicolet North Trail is a favorite trail for mountain bike enthusiasts. Fifteen miles of trail are groomed and tracked in winter for skiing (traditional-style as well as ski-skating style). The Nicolet North Trail is connected to the Anvil National Recreation Trail. In addition, part of the Hidden Lakes Trail follows some of this trail. A map is available at the trailhead. Click here for more information.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

The Anvil National Recreation Trail, one of the most popular trail systems in the area. Anvil is excellent for hiking and mountain biking in summer and fall. It is also a designated watchable wildlife area, especially for woodland warblers. A trail map is available at the trailhead or by clicking here.

Campground Camping

Nestled between two deep clear lakes, Luna-White Deer campground provides a northwoods experience where you can hear the call of the loons at night and see lots of wildlife by day. Half of the campsites are on the two non-motorized lakes. The Luna-Whitedeer Lake Recreation Area consists of a campground with 37 campsites are equipped with picnic tables, fire rings with grills, with easy access vaulted toilets, and drinking water.

A four mile trail with great vistas circles the two lakes. Luna-Whitedeer Lake offers many waterfront camping sites for you to enjoy.

No. of Sites 37

RV Camping

Nestled between two deep clear lakes, Luna-White Deer campground provides a northwoods experience where you can hear the call of the loons at night and see lots of wildlife by day. Half of the campsites are on the two non-motorized lakes. The Luna-Whitedeer Lake Recreation Area consists of a campground with 37 campsites are equipped with picnic tables, fire rings with grills, with easy access vaulted toilets, and drinking water.

No. of Sites 37
Reservation Info Reservable Sites at Luna-White Deer Campground: 1,2,4,7,9,12-15,19-22,24-29,34 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 Luna – White Deer Campground:

(Back-in sites unless indicated below)

  • 25 Foot: 4, 10, 12, 19, 21, 23, 37
  • 30 Foot: 11, 14, 22, 35
  • 35 Foot: 1, 6, 7, 30, 34
  • 40 Foot: 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 13, 15-18, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 33
Pull Through Tent: 24, 27, 31
Fire Information Sites are equipped with picnic tables and fire rings with grills.
Pavement Type of Parking Paved roads

Lake and Pond Fishing

Enjoy fishing for largemouth and rock bass, perch, pumpkinseed and bluegill in both lakes as well as rainbow trout in White Deer Lake.

Fish Species trout and bass

Ice Fishing

Enjoy year round fishing for largemouth and rock bass, perch, pumpkinseed and bluegill in both lakes as well as rainbow trout in White Deer Lake.

Day Hiking

Looking for adventure? Put on your hiking boots and try The Hidden Lakes Trail. It is a long distance trail providing the chance for an overnight campout by a small remote lake. The trail begins midway on the Franklin Nature Trail and loops to the south around Butternut Lake, passing Luna-White Deer Campground and then back west and north to Franklin Lake Campground. A map is available at the Eagle River District Office. Click here for more information.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Hike the Luna-Whitedeer Trail along the shorelines of both Luna and White Deer Lakes on this tranquil trail adjacent to Luna-White Deer Campground. Both of the crystal clear, undeveloped lakes present a setting hikers can enjoy at dawn on a foggy morning or on a crisp, clear, and sunny fall afternoon. Click here for more information.

Difficulty Level: Easy

The Nicolet North Trail is a favorite trail for hikers. The Nicolet North Trail is connected to the Anvil National Recreation Trail. In addition, part of the Hidden Lakes Trail follows some of this trail. A map is available at the trailhead. Click here for more information.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Viewing Wildlife

A variety of wildlife make their home near Luna- White Deer Lakes including resident American bald eagles in the towering pines. You will find Loons along the shore, which call into the night.

Viewing Plants

Look around and you are sure to find a variety of plants during your time at the Luna-White Deer Lake Recreation Area and nearby trails.

Viewing Scenery

Nestled between two deep clear lakes, Luna-White Deer Recreation Area provides a peaceful north woods experience. For scenic vistas and a chance to explore nature more closely, hike the four-mile trail around both lakes.

Interpretive Areas

The Natural History Auto Tour was created to highlight the variety of scenic and historic points of interest in the Eagle River Ranger District area. You'll experience a varied, forested landscape and a number of historic spots with informational signs along the way. Click here for more information.

Picnicking

Take advantage of the towering pines and the shade they give for picnicking. You can also enjoy our picnic area or swimming beach.

Scenic Driving

The Natural History Auto Tour was created to highlight the variety of scenic and historic points of interest in the Eagle River Ranger District area. You'll experience a varied, forested landscape and a number of historic spots with informational signs along the way. Click here for more information.

Boating - Non-Motorized

No motors are permitted on either Luna or White Deer Lakes, however there is a boat landing and developed shoreline to enjoy any non-motorized activities on the water. 

Luna- White Deer lakes are on quiet water; Near moving water.

Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddling and Windsurfing

Canoeing, kayaking, paddling and windsurfing are many of the non-motorized water activities that are enjoyed on the deep lakes of Luna – White Deer.

Swimming

Bring the family and enjoy the beautiful deep clear water at Luna – White Deer Lakes. There is also a sandy beach to enjoy on a hot summer day.

Windsurfing

Canoeing, kayaking, paddling and windsurfing are many of the non-motorized water activities that are enjoyed on the deep lakes of Luna – White Deer.

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.9016

  Longitude : 
-88.9625