Day Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

The Day Lake Campground will have reduced services for the 2017 camping season. These include the closure of Blueberry and Heron loops. Musky, Red Pine, Paper Birch and Jack Pine loops all remain open. The beach, boat ramp and public water supply also remain available at Day Lake Campground.

 

Day Lake Campground features shaded campsites nestled under towering pines on the east shore of Day Lake. This campground is just one mile north of Clam Lake on County Highway GG. There are 52 campsites and each has a parking spur, fire ring, picnic table, and tent pad. Campsites can accommodate RV's up to 45 feet. There are also three walk-in campsites. Drinking water, vault toilets, play area, swimming beach and a fishing pier are available. Campsites may be reserved through the campground reservation system at www.recreation.gov. Six paved barrier-free campsites are available. Paved trails connect these sites to the fishing pier.

A boat launch and picnic area are located two miles south of the campground on County Highway M. Day Lake is 632 acres with excellent musky fishing...and legal sized muskies have been caught from the fishing pier. Day Lake is also known for eagles, loons and deer visiting near the campground.

Families with young children enjoy the Day Lake Recreation area.  It boasts a play area with a slide and jungle gym. The field is large enough to play football, softball or tossing a Frisbee around.  The Day Lake Recreation Area is also close to the Dead Horse ATV trail and the CAMBA mountain bike trails.

Did you forget something? Don't sweat it! The small town of Clam Lake 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 Day Lake recreation area is the place for you, conveniently located just 5 minutes north of Clam Lake. Don’t forget your canine friends. Day Lake is one of our dog friendly Recreation Areas. Dogs must be well behaved and leashed at all times.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Blueberry and Heron loops closed. Musky, Red Pine, Paper Birch and Jack Pine loops all remain open.
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 $18/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.
Open Season: Campground: May 24 – October 31; National Trail open year round.
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Camping: June - October
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: Clam Lake, WI
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault toilets
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.

General Information

Directions:

From Mellen drive 18 miles southwest on Highway GG to the campground entrance.

From Glidden drive north on Highway 13 three miles to Highway 77. Turn left (west) on 77 and drive 13.5 miles to Clam Lake. Turn right (northwest) on Highways GG and M and in 0.1 mile turn right (north) on GG and proceed 0.5 mile to the campground entrance.

From Cable drive east on Highway M 19.5 miles to Highway GG. Turn left (north) on GG and drive 0.5 mile to the campground entrance.


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Activities


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RV Camping

Campsites can accommodate RV's up to 45 feet.

CorralsRV up to 45 Feet
Pavement Type of ParkingAsphalt
Fire InformationThere are accessible fire rings at each campsite.
No. of Sites52
Reservation InfoCampsites may be reserved through the campground reservation system at www.recreation.gov. Reservable Campsites: 2, 5, 7, 9, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 46, 48, 50.
Size Restrictions(Back-in sites unless indicated below):
  • Tent only: 1, 14, 25, 37, 41, 42
  • 25 Foot: 4, 6, 12, 13, 15, 27, 39, 40, 44, 45
  • 30 Foot: 16, 17, 18, 28, 29, 33, 34, 38, 46, 47, 50
  • 35 Foot: 5, 24
  • 40 Foot: 2, 3, 10, 11, 20, 22, 26, 31, 32, 36, 43, 48, 49, 51, 52
  • 45+ Foot: 7, 8, 9, 19, 21, 23, 30, 35
No. of Accessible sites6 paved barrier free campsites are available.

Campground Camping

Day Lake Campground features shaded campsites nestled under towering pines. There are 52 campsites and each has a parking spur, fire ring, picnic table, and tent pad. There are also three walk-in campsites. Drinking water, vault toilets, play area, swimming beach and a fishing pier are available.

No. of Sites52

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
632 Acre Lake

  Latitude : 
46.1817

  Longitude : 
-90.9046

 



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