West Point Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

If you are looking for a base camp to explore area trails or a destination campground with a family friendly atmosphere, try the West Point Recreation Area off HWY 13 north of Medford.

The West Point Recreation Area on the Medford District is located on the Mondeaux Flowage with 15 campsites equipped with a parking spur, campfire ring with grill, picnic table, vault toilets and drinking water. There are accessible vault toilet facilities and a fishing pier at nearby Lakeview Day Use Site.

Day use facilities include access to the popular 416 acre Mondeaux Flowage and the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.Located near the campground are a variety of commercial services including canoe and boat rentals, showers, and some food and firewood sales at the Mondeaux Dam Lodge. There is no long term or day use parking for visitors entering the Ice Age National Scenic Trail within the campground. Trash collection is provided within the campground.

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

So, if you like to hike, fish, swim, canoe, picnic or enjoy the convenience of being close to town, then the West Point Recreation Area is the place for you, conveniently located 25 minutes north of Medford. The West Point Recreation Area is pet friendly; See restrictions below for more information.

ALERT: During the temporary closure of the Mondeaux Dam Lodge, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has issued a temporary special use permit for a vendor to continue offering visitors basic camping supplies and snacks on the property.  The Mondeaux Dam Snack Shack will officially open for business on Saturday May 6th.  Specifics on snack shacks business hours and offers can be found at http://www.mdsnackshack.com/. Click here to read the full press release.

Read the site’s Recreational Opportunity Guide: LINK

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The campground closed Oct. 31.
Reservations: There are no reservable sites at West Point Lake Recreation Area.  All sites are available on a first-come basis.
Fees Campsite fee is $15, or $7.50 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, not to any additional fee or campsite(s) occupied by members of the pass holder's party.
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. Boat landing and parking for paying campers only
Closest Towns: Medford WI.  Visit the Medford 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: Mondeaux Recreation Area
Information Center:   Summer Campground hosts greet visitors as they arrive, inform them of the campground regulations and assist them with their campsite. Medford - Park Falls District

General Information

Directions: Travel north from Medford for 4 miles on State Hwy. 13. Turn left (west) on County Trunk Highway M for about 7 miles. Turn right (north) on County Trunk Highway E for 8.5 miles, then turn right (east) on Forest Road 1563 for 1 mile. Turn right (east) for 1 mile to the campground entrance. 


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Lake and Pond Fishing

The Mondeaux Flowage is popular for boating and fishing. Anglers can expect to catch panfish, largemouth bass, perch, and crappie.


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