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Love this place!

Busy place in July! Perfect location to plan multi-family camping. Lots of amenities on site and nearby.

Private sites

Clean showers that are their own facility on the back side of building for restrooms, single shower, toilet and sink with locking door. 

This is one of the newer facilities as it was previously a day use only facility with a boat landing.

River rafting trips

Clean showers used their services to get a tubing trip in on Peshtigo River.

Peaceful

Great tent site on water, near excellent shower bath facilities, swimming and fishing right from site.   This is only park that is w host in national forest, many others are available that do not offer discounts for senior and disabled w america beautiful federal pass this one does allow.  With all amenities.  W in forest there are many parks and dispersed camping as well.

Comfortable

Clean bathrooms and shower areas. Easy hook up for water, electric and sewer. RV sites nice but would prefer more trees. Nice fire pits. Wood available for purchase. Driving a short distance to fun towns. Pretty quite.

Nature

Nice campground

Decent

Couldn’t find any easy access to the water. No maps or signs or anything to tell you about the place. Right behind a housing authority too so was a bit sketchy.

Perfect Rustic Hidden Gem

Northern Highland American Legion State forest- Plum lake is a long name.

They check in is at Crystal Lake and it's kind of hard to find plum lake if you don't know the area. That is THE ONLY bad thing I have to say.

This is a rustic campground. No electricity or running water. It does have a hand pump if you need water (it was really cool and easy to use). Vault toilets.

Most campsites are "non reservable" but we were able to reserve 1209. Right on the lake and next to the creek. The map makes it look like it is a "hike to" campsite. It is not. There are 4 stairs. You just can't bring a trailer.

I cannot say enough on how great the camp hosts were. Toilet paper replenished every morning. Vault toilets were the cleanest I'd ever seen. It didn't ever smell like a vault toilet! They racked each sites sand after the campers left and stacked left over wood. It was wonderful.

The beach isn't really a typical beach. It's a grassy field that has a set of stairs to the lake and all the sand is under water. But holy moly, the view! See the pictures.

Boulder Junction 07/2019

Love Boulder Junction! Always a great time to spend 4th of July ❤️🎉🎊

Nice,Private Rustic Campground

I would have given it a 3.5 but whole stars are required. We took a chance on driving 1.5 hours to Carney Lake State Campground and we are pleased that we did. The sites were first-come first-serve and we were lucky to get a site on the lake. The downside: the lake was pretty rocky and mucky. If I wouldn’t have forgotten my water shoes I would have been fine. It is a small park with wooded sites. Site #9 looked to be the best one, there was a clear view of the lake and there was a little railing which was almost like a patio or deck. We camped in our popup camper, there was a few 5th wheels and a few tents. Everyone was very friendly.

We only stayed one night but that was enough

We had broken glass all over our site. The park staff apologized and brought us a nice bundle of wood for our trouble.

Loud cars, trucks and semi’s were traveling the roads outside of the park at all hours. Drivers took great pleasure in stomping on the gas and racing past at an almost ear deafening sound.

The beach was really nice and the playgrounds were great for the grandkids.

Maybe a site further away from the road might make a difference in the background noise

Very nice Wisconsin north woods campground

Nice clean well kept campground, nice sized sites , clean restrooms, some sites right on the water. Good swimming beach . Lots for kids to do , friendly owners.

Good spot to camp

The camp ground was under expansion when we went, which is good cause there weren't many open sites when we booked. The bathrooms were clean and the site was a good wooded tent site.

Aweful Management

I truly wish I could give Zero stars for this park. The park itself is in a nice location, but the manager has clearly chosen the wrong career path. We had nothing but electrical issues the entire time we stayed there in a very hot part of summer and the managers answer to the problem when I brought it to her attention was, “don’t run the a/c if you’re having issues, no one else seems to have a problem!” On top of that there is a sign forbidding just about everything you can think of posted everywhere at this park….save your time and go elsewhere.

Nice place cheap

Great campground 20$ a nite with electric and water!!!!!Some have sewer. Beautiful walking trail along river. Quiet. Campsite for tents and RV. Call for directions lol The gps takes you to the old back entrance. The owner was an awesome lady she helped us find a repair guy for a breakdown. They do not take credit cards !!

Some sights could be mowed but hey for this price and this location so what!! Definitely will return

Love our spot

We had an amazing spot with a trail right to the water in our camp spot. Wood was available for sale as well, only $10 a night!

Decent

Spots are very close to each other and not secluded. Trails from the campground to the beach and fishing are were nice. Unfortunately when we went a group of drunk kids came and picked the spot next to us and were very loud and wandered through our spot looking for wood and the trail.

Good campground

All around good campground. Sites weren’t too close to each other and were at a normal level of seclusion. Beach and fishing area

Good family campground

Very children and family oriented, some shorter trails, fishing area, playground, beach (always full of weeds). Spots were pretty open

Great campground

Good sized sites, pretty secluded. Convenient location with trails around the campground.

Great

Loved the hike in, decided to walk the whole loop and unfortunately the bridge at the end was under water and we had to turn around and walk back instead. Lake was gorgeous and the hike in wasn’t too bad.

Love

Very hospitable. Sites were large and well cared for. Trails, parks, and a beach. Very affordable kayak and canoe rentals. Friendly staff. Wood for sale on site, fishing pole rentals, tennis courts. Will definitely come back!

Wouldn’t suggest

Most of the sites looked like they had been deserted for years. A few good sites for campers though. The primitive camp sites couldn’t fit a tent if you tried. Bathroom was clean but no one at front desk or to answer my calls.

Great place

Great park with lots of different types of sites however they are fairly close together

Nice large sights

Nice and shady. Sights have space. Pool, showers, dump station, mini golf and other activities. Camp fire wood was nice and dry at a good price. Vary hilly.

The perfect stop for the start of your Chequamegon National Forest Trip

Bagley Rapids Campground is located in the Lakewood- Laona District of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, which is about as far South as the Forest goes. This makes Bagley Rapids Campground the perfect spot for a quick weekend trip from surrounding larger cities. It's roughly 2.5 hours away from Madison and Milwaukee and just over an hour away from the Green Bay area. 

If outdoor recreation is your thing, this is the perfect base camp. The campground entrance is right off the ATV / Snowmobile / Horse Trails which connect to thousands of miles of trail systems all throughout the Northwoods of Wisconsin. I've stayed here 5 times in the last two years and frequent the local logging roads on my Dual Sport motorcycle. I'd say over 1/4 of the spots are actually located on Bagley Rapids, a very clear, crisp refreshing spring fed river that runs around the campground. It's great to wade into and enjoy after a hot day hiking and exploring trails. 

A couple miles from the campground is nearby Mountain, WI where you can get basic groceries, gas and a great bar burger. Within 30 minutes you can be in the smaller town of Wabeno, which is home to some of the best ATV trails around and also has a very cool old style downtown.

The sites are a mix of tent and RV with some really great spots with some elevation that back down into the river. It's always been peaceful during my stays and never gets loud and rowdy.

As there isn't a beach, small children should stay out of the river due to it's strong current, so this might not be the best choice if you're going purely for the water.

Nice campground

Nice campground with a nice beach area and fantastic disc golf course!

Love this place

Very nice lake and beach area. Good fishing. Clean campground with running water and bathrooms.

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Nice campground

Nice campground with tent sites on the lake. Right on the 4 wheeler trail.