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Ada Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Ada Lake Recreation Area is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of some of the more popular recreation sites on the Lakewood-Laona District.  It has many the amenities of the other recreation areas, just not all the crowds.  There are plenty of sites to see on the district and Ada Lake Recreation area can serve as a home base.

Clear water, a sandy beach, and a blue sky are all it takes for many to have a memorable camping experience. Ada Lake Campground offers this and more. The exceptionally clear water makes it great for swimming, and the lake contains northern pike, bass, rainbow trout, and panfish. Another nice feature is the boat landing which makes the lake easily accessible to all non-motorized boats.

The Ada Lake Recreation Area is near popular local site-seeing spots Quartz Hill, Jone’s Springs Area, Cathedral Pines and Knowles Creek Interpretive Trail.

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

So, if you like to swim, boat, fish, hike, picnic or enjoy being close to town, then the Ada Lake Recreation Area is the place for you, conveniently located just 5 minutes southwest of Wabeno. Don’t forget your canine friends. Ada Lake is one of our dog friendly Recreation Areas. Dogs must be well behaved and leashed at all times.  Find out more!

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The campground closed Oct. 9 for the recreation season.
Reservations: No reservable sites.  All sites on a first-come basis.
Fees Individual campsite fee is $15/night, payable at the fee envelope tube at the site. 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: Medium
Busiest Season: Summer holidays
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: Wabeno
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: 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: Forest Service Volunteer Campground Hosts help manage the area and can provide visitor information.
Information Center: Campground hosts greet visitors as they arrive, inform them of the campground regulations and assist them with their campsite. Lakewood-Laona District

General Information

Directions:

• From Wabeno, drive north 0.8 mile on Highway 32 to Highway 52. Turn left (west) on Highway 52 and drive 7.0 miles to FR 2126. Continue straight on FR 2126 for 0.4 mile to FR 2620. Turn left on FR 2620 and drive 1.2 miles to campground.
• From Laona, drive south 8.0 miles on Highway 32 to Highway 52. Turn right (west) on Highway 52 and drive 7.0 miles to FR 2126. Continue straight on FR 2126 for 0.4 mile to FR 2620. Turn left on FR 2620 and drive 1.2 miles to campground.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Bicycling

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Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is also popular here and the boat landing and parking area are plowed in winter for your convenience.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing is good for bass, northern pike, rainbow trout and panfish in 75-acre Ada Lake and the nearby 26-acre Glade lake. A boat launch is available. Both lakes are restricted to electric motors.

Fish Speciesnorthern pike, bass, rainbow trout, and panfish

Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Other Activities

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Picnicking

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Rocks & Minerals

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.3696

  Longitude : 
-88.7315

 



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