Spectacle Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This is a family favorite! The 174-acre lake is extremely clear, and its 500-foot beach provides a great swimming area. Take a pleasant hike on the two and one-half mile trail that connects with Kentuck Lake Campground, and then enjoy a refreshing dip in Spectacle Lake. Keep your eyes open and listen carefully! You are likely to see and hear lots of wildlife while you're here!

Spectacle Lake Campground is located near Eagle River. To get there travel from Eagle River 7.6 miles to FR 2178 (Military Road). Turn left (north) on FR 2178 and continue 2.9 miles to Kentuck Lake Road (FR 2465). Turn right (northeast) on FR 2465 and continue 1.7 miles to FR 2196. Turn left (north) and continue 2.2 miles to Spectacle Lake Road (FR 2572). Turn right (east) and travel 1.2 miles to the campground.

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At a Glance

Reservations: Spectacle Lake Campground has been added to the reservation system for the 2017 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. 

The campground will still have first come first served sites available for those who prefer a more spontaneous adventure.  Sites can be reserved at www.recreation.gov or by calling Reserve America at 1-877-444-6777 or TDD 1-877-833-6777. 
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees Individual campsite fee is $18/night for lakeshore family sites; $15/night for off-lake family sites. Interagency pass discounts apply when campsite is occupied by the pass holder. 
Open Season: May 24
Restrictions: Campsite Capacity - Individual campsite capacity may not exceed 3 vehicles or 8 people. Vehicle capacity limit includes vehicles, wheeled camping units and trailers.
Closest Towns: Eagle River
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.
Information Center: Eagle River - Florence Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Eagle River travel 7.6 miles to FR 2178 (Military Road). Turn left (north) and continue 2.9 miles to Kentuck lake Road (FR 2465). Turn right (northeast) on FR 2465 and continue 1.7 miles to FR 2196. Turn left (north) and continue 2.2 miles to Spectacle Lake Road (FR 2572. Turn right (east) and travel 1.2 miles to the campground.


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Picnic tables Picnic table at each site.
Drinking water Well water
Toilets Vault toilets.
Boat ramp
Tent camping
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Camping trailer 25 foot: site 28; 30 foot: site 22, 23; 35 foot: 19, 27, 29, 31, 32, 34; 40 foot: 1-12, 14-18; 20; 21; 24-26; 30-33
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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
174 Acre Lake

  Latitude : 
46.0091

  Longitude : 
-89.0097