Recreation

The Forest Service is making every effort to expand access to recreation on a site-by-site basis within the context of CDC guidance and state and local government orders for residents. The Chequamegon-Nicolet is continuing to implement its phased plans to provide public access to recreation sites.

The Forest Supervisor’s order limiting the size of groups of 10 people or less per group across the entire Forest remains in place until further notice. In alignment with this, recreation event special use permits, large gatherings and the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center remain closed.

Visitors are also reminded that the Mondeaux Recreation Area including the beach and picnic area remain closed due to ongoing construction.

Responsible recreation will help expand access to facilities, services and other opportunities. Certain services may still be unavailable, so visitors are asked to plan accordingly and to remain flexible.

Recreation Map

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Anvil Lake Recreation Area Closed to Visitor Opening June 12 on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations honored starting June 15Boat landing open; trails open; picnicking and beaches open. The campground will be closing for the season on October 13, 2020.
Argonne Experimental Forest Trail Open to Visitor
Assessor's Interpretive Trail Open to Visitor
Bagley Rapids Recreation Area Closed to Visitor Camping opening June 12 on a first-come, first-served basis. The campground will be closed as of October 19, 2020.
Bailey Lake Equestrian Trail Open to Visitor Trails will open May 8 however; they will be minimally maintained, and no restrooms or garbage receptacles will be available at trailheads.
Bear Lake Recreation Area Open to Visitor Boat landing open. Camping opening.
Beaver Lake Recreation Area Closed to Visitor The campground will be closed for the season on October 13, 2020.
Birch Grove Recreation Area Closed to Visitor
Black Lake Recreation Area Closed to Visitor Opening June 12 on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations honored starting June 15. The campground will be closed for the season on October 13, 2020.
Boulder Lake Recreation Area Closed to Visitor Boat landing open; trails open; camping, picnicking and beaches opening June 12 on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations will be honored starting June 15, however group sites will remain closed and reservations will be cancelled and refunded for the month of June at group sites. 
Chipmunk Rapids Recreation Area Open to Visitor The campground will be closing on November 30, 2020.
Day Lake Recreation Area Closed to Visitor Opening June 12 on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations honored starting June 15. Boat landing open (at day use area); picnicking and beach open. The campground will be closed for the season on October 13, 2020.
East Twin Recreation Area Closed to Visitor Opening June 12 on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations honored starting June 15. Boat landing open. The campground will be closed for the season on October 13, 2020.
Horseshoe Lake Recreation Area Closed to Visitor
Kentuck Lake Recreation Area Open to Visitor Boat landing open; trails open; picnicking and beaches open. Campground opening June 12 on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations honored starting June 15. The campground will be closed for the season as of November 30, 2020.
Lac Vieux Desert Recreation Area Closed to Visitor The campground will be closed for the season as on October 13, 2020.
Laura and Gordon Lake Recreation Area Closed to Visitor Boat landing open; trails open; picnicking and beaches opening June 12 on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations honored starting June 15th. The campground will be closed for the season on October 13, 2020.
Laurel Lake Recreation Area Closed to Visitor Boat landing open; picnicking and beaches open. Campground opening June 12 on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations honored starting June 15.  The campground will be closed for the season on October 13, 2020.
Lost Lake Recreation Area Closed to Visitor Boat landing open; trails open; picnicking and beaches oepn. Campground Opening June 12 on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations honored starting June 15. The campground will be closing for the season on October 13, 2020.
Luna - White Deer Lake Recreation Area Closed to Visitor Boat landing open; trails open; picnicking and beaches open. Campgrounds opening June 12 on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations honored starting June 15. The campground will be closed for the season on October 13, 2020.
Moose Lake Recreation Area Closed to Visitor The campground will be closed for the season on October 13, 2020.
Morgan Lake Recreation Area Closed to Visitor Boat landing open; trails open; picnicking and beaches open. Campgrounds opening June 12 on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations will be honored starting June 15, however group sites will remain closed and reservations will be cancelled and refunded for the month of June at group sites. The campground will be closed as of October 13, 2020.
Richardson Lake Recreation Area Open to Visitor Boat landing open. The campground will be open until the end of November.
Spearhead Point Campground Closed to Visitor The campground will be closed for the season on October 13, 2020.
Stevens Lake Recreation Area Closed to Visitor The campground will be closed for the season on October 13, 2020.
Stockfarm Bridge Recreation Area Closed to Visitor The campground will be closed for the season on October 13, 2020.
Twin Lakes Recreation Area Closed to Visitor
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