Boot Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

This campground overlooks a scenic 263-acre lake. Bask in the sun on the beautiful beach and then take a relaxing dip in the lake, or enjoy the fishing. Boot Lake contains walleye, northern pike, bass, musky, and panfish. In addition, several nearby streams offer excellent trout fishing, and the Wolf River provides fishing, rafting, and first-class canoeing opportunities. The Jones Spring non-motorized area is nearby, and offers hiking, hunting, and cross-country skiing. Generally, use at this popular campground is heavy throughout the summer. Read the site’s Recreational Opportunity Guide here:

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The campground closed Nov. 26.
Fees $18/Night for single site. 
Open Season: May 11
Closest Towns:  Townsend
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: Lakewood - Laona District

General Information

Directions:

From the intersection of Highway 32 and County Road T in Townsend, drive south on T 5.6 miles to the campground.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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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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Windsurfing

Canoeing, kayaking, paddling and windsurfing are some of the popular non-motorized water activities on Boot Lake. 

Oconto River Canoe Trail – The Oconto River canoe trail offers areas of quiet water canoeing opportunities, interspersed with shallow rapids. Caution is advised near the Bagley Rapids area due to very fast water and rocky rapids.

Waterskiing

Water Skiing and tubing are a few of the motorized water activities that Boot Lake Recreation Area has to offer, along with several other nearby sites. There is also a boat landing at Bass Lake Swim Beach and Picnic Area, as well as Wheeler Lake Picnic Area and Boulder Lake Recreation Area.

Tubing

Water Skiing and tubing are a few of the motorized water activities that Boot Lake Recreation Area has to offer, along with several other nearby sites. There is also a boat landing at Bass Lake Swim Beach and Picnic Area, as well as Wheeler Lake Picnic Area and Boulder Lake Recreation Area.

Swimming

Enjoy the beautiful sandy beach at Boot Lake, which is great for swimming and snorkeling.

Bass Lake Swim and Picnic Area – Beautiful clear water awaits you at Bass Lake. This area offers a large sandy beach with a picnic area that has grills and picnic tables. A beautiful rest room facility is provided. Area is open from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Located on Bass Lake Road in Townsend.

The Boulder Lake Recreation Area – has a large swim beach, picnic area, amphitheater and boat landing.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Canoeing, kayaking, paddling and windsurfing are some of the popular non-motorized water activities on Boot Lake. 

Oconto River Canoe Trail – The Oconto River canoe trail offers areas of quiet water canoeing opportunities, interspersed with shallow rapids. Caution is advised near the Bagley Rapids area due to very fast water and rocky rapids.

Boating - Motorized

There is a paved boat ramp at the Boot Lake Recreation Area with a boarding dock and parking for up to 6-10 vehicles. This seepage lake is 38 feet deep.


Winter Sports

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
263 Acre Lake

  Latitude : 
45.2684

  Longitude : 
-88.6456

 



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