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Franklin Lake

8 Reviews


USDA Forest Service


Franklin Lake Campground is one of the most popular camping spots within the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Northern Wisconsin. Its unique structures built by the CCC land it on the National Register of Historic Places. The campground is in a beautiful setting, among tall pines…

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8 Reviews

AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2023

Great campsite

Stayed one night on  a Sunday.  Mostly empty but you can see it is heavily booked for the Fourth of July weekend. They just added electric hook up to some sites in the South End.  Right now the price is the same for electric or non-electric sites.

Sites are large and decent spacing between…

Month of VisitJuly
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2021

Beautiful campground

Got a great site on the lake, some sites are huge and a few are reservable , nice bathrooms, nice trails to hike and close to eagle river for supplies

Month of VisitSeptember
Hannah I.
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2021

My favorite place

My family has been coming to Franklin Lake for decades. It’s hands down our favorite campground in Wisconsin. You can get campsites on the lake, or you could get more secluded sites further back into the woods.

The water is crystal clear and there’s a beach that can be used if you don’t have a…

Month of VisitSeptember
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Franklin Lake is located in Wisconsin

Detail location of campground


n Eagle River, WI, at the intersection of State Rts. 70 and Rt. 32 and US Rt. 45, take State Rt. 70 east 7.5 miles to a campground sign. Turn right after sign onto Forest Rt. 2178 (Military Rd.) and go 2.4 miles to another campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Butternut Rd and go 4.2 miles into campground. NOTE: The fee board is 0.5 from campground entrance.


45.93100079 N
88.99300097 W

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