We have been camping here twice this year & absolutely love it! Rustic with no electric hook-ups. There is a pump for drinking water. The sites are large & private with a few waterfront sites. Vault toilets are available. The lake has a swimming area & beautiful Sandy beach & is perfect for fishing, swimming and kayaking. Laona is just a short drive for gas, and food.
The campground is located in the beautiful Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. It's managed by the Forest Service. Its very well maintained. There are campground hosts present to help with any concerns or questions. All of the sites have a fire pit and picnic table. Each of the campsites is different with their own unique features. All of the lakeside sites have water access, at least one of the not lakeside sites had stairs across from it leading to the water. We stayed in site 23, a walk in site. It was close to the beach and the pit toilet. There was also a path from the site to the parking area. It was the smallest of the walk in sites but still accommodated an 8 person tent and gear for a family of 5. The lake water is amber from tree tannins, but clear. It is spring fed. There are loons. The beach is on the smaller side. There is a boat landing. There is a foot path around the lakes edge that goes by most of the sites. A 4 mile walking trail starts at the end of the campground. There is no phone reception and no electricity. If you're looking to unplug this is the place for you.
The setting for this campground is so pristine and beautiful. Small and secluded this campground sits on the edge of bear lake and little cub lake is a short walk or drive from there.
If you are looking to get away and relax then this is the campground to go to. This campground is located between Wabeno and Laeno, in the Nicolet National Forest. Most of the camp sites are waterfront with views or lake access to Bear Lake. Some sites are located on a ridge along the lake with stairs leading down to the water.
Camp sites are large and private. There is drinking water and pit toilets. The pit toliets were the cleanest I have ever used. Firewood is available just a few miles away. There is a Biking/Hiking trail that accesses the Rat River Trail.
The beach is nice size with a roped off swimming area that has plenty of space for the kids to swim and explore.
Kayaking, fishing and swimming are the best activites for this campground.
I would have given it five stars if it had showers but then again if it had showers it wouldnt be a rustic campground.
This is a great campground in the north woods. It is rustic, so limited services. It is small, just one road with a handful of campsites on it. We had one noisy neighbor who played their car radio loudly all afternoon, but other than them, it was quiet and peaceful. The lake is electric motors only, so boat traffic is quiet, and there are minimal private properties on the lake. It is flat between the campsite and the lake, so easy to access the water from your campsite.
We had a good time Cause we were together. We didn't like it here though