Richardson Lake Recreation Area
Richardson Lake Recreation Area features a campground with 26 wooded sites located on the south shore of Richardson Lake, a 47-acre lake with plenty of bass, northern pike and panfish. Take your boat or canoe on the water in search of wildlife along the shoreline. Then relax on the sandy beach or take in the view of the lake from the picnic area that is located on a hill above the swim area.
So, if you like to swim, boat, fish or picnic then the Richardson Lake recreation area is the place for you, conveniently located just 5 minutes west of Wabeno. Richardson Lake is one of our dog friendly recreation areas.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||This campground opens May 5, 2022|
|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, 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.|
|Open Season:||May 5 - November 28|
|Busiest Season:||Summer holidays|
|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
|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.|
|Information Center:||Campground hosts greet visitors as they arrive, inform them of the campground regulations and assist them with their campsite. Lakewood-Laona District|
From Wabeno, drive north 0.8 mile on Highway 32 to Highway 52. Turn left (west) on Highway 52 and drive 2.4 miles to Richardson Lake Road (FR 2880): Turn right (north) on Richardson Lake Road and continue 0.4 mile to the campground.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Richardson Lake Campground has 26 sites. Some sites can accommodate campers up to 30 feet. A camp host, drinking water, vault toilets, swim beach, picnic area and a boat landing are also provided at this location.
Some campsites can accommodate campers up to 30 feet in length. Sites can be reserved online through recreation.gov.
|Reservation Info||Campsites may be reserved through the campground reservation system at www.recreation.gov. Reservable sites: 1, 6, 9, 10, 13-17, 20|
|Size Restrictions||(Back-in sites unless indicated below):
Lake and Pond Fishing
Fishing is good for largemouth bass, northern pike, perch, crappie, bluegills, and sunfish in 47-acre Richardson Lake. A boat launch is available.
|Fish Species||bass, northern pike, and panfish|
Boating - Motorized
A boat launch is available in 47-acre Richardson Lake.
Boating - Non-Motorized
Canoeing, kayaking and paddling are some of the popular non-motorized water activities on Richardson Lake.
Enjoy the beautiful sandy beach at Richardson Lake, which is great for swimming.