Emily Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

If you are looking for a base camp to explore area trails or a destination campground with a family friendly atmosphere, try the Emily Lake Recreation Area off Forest Road 142 west of Lac du Flambeau.

The Emily Lake Recreation Area on the Park Falls District consists of a campground with 11 campsites equipped with a parking spur, campfire rings with grill, picnic table, vault toilets and drinking water. There are accessible vault toilet facilities at nearby interpretive trail at nearby Round Lake Logging Dam. There is also an accessible fishing pier at nearby Newman Lake.

Day use facilities include a boat ramp with access to the 26 acre Emily Lake, swimming area, paved boat launch, year round fishing with a good panfish population and nearby hiking trails where you can hike, mountain bike and cross country ski in the winter.

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

So, if you like to hike, fish, swim, boat, picnic or enjoy the convenience of being close to town, then the Emily Lake Recreation Area is the place for you, conveniently located 5 minutes west of Lac du Flambeau.. The Emily Lake Recreation Area is pet friendly; See restrictions below for more information.

Read the site’s Recreational Opportunity Guide here:

At a Glance

Reservations: There are no reservable sites at Emily Lake Recreation Area.  All sites are available on a first-come basis.
Fees Individual campsite fee is $15, or $7.50 with the use of an Interagency pass (access, military 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 24 - Oct. 31
Usage: Medium
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: Lac du Flambeau, WI.  Visit the Lac du Flambeau Chamber of Commerce Here
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
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: Medford - Park Falls District

General Information

Directions: From Lac du Flambeau, travel west on Forest Road 142 for 3.5 miles. Turn right (north) on forest Road 1178 to the campground.

Recreation Map

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Ice Fishing

Emily Lake is known for good fishing opportunities. Anglers can expect to catch northern pike, perch, panfish and crappie.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Emily Lake is known for good fishing opportunities. Anglers can expect to catch northern pike, perch, panfish and crappie.

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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Areas & Activities


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