Chequamegon-Nicolet NF, WISCONSIN
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Pretty awesome

Host was very accommodating when we needed to plug in our boat. The moss-covered old growth forest provided an excellent tent site & entertained our 2 boys under 8 until they tired. The swimming area Was under kept but we still enjoyed all day. Overall our Saturday- Monday visit was very pleasing.

Not bad for camping in May

OK  New we were far north in May but we had a few nice days in Gogebic State Park  of course we had a rainy day also.  Loved the area.  Nice campground.  Loved the surrounding area also.  Had fun walking around and the lake was beautiful  though cold.

This would be great place to fish and boat in we did neither as we were just passing through.

Restrooms nice and clean and the showers were warm.  WE really liked walking to the boat launch area and they did have nice parking.  

Took us a bit to find a dry campsite but the ranger was very helpful with us and came out and helped us find a nice site.  

They only have 3 pull through sites but the sites are nice and big and if you have problems like us with backing up you will have no problems getting into any of the sites.

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Great national forest campground

We arrived on a Saturday but still found empty sites. There are multiple loops so you have choices. The are vault toilets in the center of the loop and trails lead to them from different points around the loop. A trail leads to a group playground.

The big draw here is fishing on the lake as well as the ATV and motorcycle trails. There is an interpretive trail around Day Lake to enjoy.

This is elk territory so keep your eyes open. We saw one crossing a stream.

Family setting with an assortment of activities

Let’s be honest, it’s been awhile since we found a shower and this place has one. It is also in a forested area so we dropped on by. The campground filled up on Thursday for the weekend - but it is Father’s Day so that might make a difference. Campsites are large and there’s plenty of separation. We had a picnic table and another taller table (I’m guessing it’s to clean your fishing catch?). All sites have electric but the fee is reasonable. The shower costs $.25 per 2 minutes. Garbage and even a RV dump station are available.

There is plenty of firewood but you need to cut it to size. They are 6 feet long pine logs.

There is a boat launch right next to camp. A sandy beach is next to a large pavilion and playground. We hiked along a multi-use trail that goes between towns. Lots of ATV trails too.

This is definitely a nice county park.

Quiet woods

Located down a quiet paved road just 2 miles outside of town. You are close to the action but dont have to listen to it.

Some sites are tight/close and others you could turn around in. Most are fairly level or it doesnt take much to make your camper level. Very little grass at site but you get a picnik table and a fire pit. Wood must be bought at the store but pay attention to the hours as they close early. Plenty of mosquitoes but you are in the woods. Daytime they arent too bad.

Bathrooms were very clean.

Full hookups, no wifi or at least we couldnt find it. Dogs are welcomed , no barking allowed. Cell phone service was good so you can work if you have too. AT&T and Verizon.

Passport America discount honored for 7 days and Coast to Coast.

Plenty of rules but we will have this on our return list.

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Spacious sites in the Wisconsin woods

Nestled within Wisconsin forest you find Sailor Lake. This national forest campground has water access as well as sites away from the lake. We stayed at site 12 - a pull through site away from the water.

Many, although not all, of the waterside sites are for tents. You park and carry your gear down a few steps for a close to the water feel. There is an open area for everyone to enjoy the lake - it’s filled with purple flowers today. With plenty of woods around, all sites offer privacy but they have different vibes. Plenty of choice here so look around or reserve one. Plenty of sites available for walk-ins too. A couple of vault toilets, garage receptacle and water source round out a nice camp.

ATV trails as well as non-motorized trails are plentiful. We hiked on them and it was nice. Minimal cell signal encourages disconnecting for your stay.

Quiet with beautiful sunsets on a small lake

What a wonderful place to relax! Some sites by the lake have good views but all are nice. Sites on the forest side had longer grass. A pump house is a source for fresh drinking water. Two vault toilets are really clean and surprisingly bug free.

The forest road is mostly paved with only a short stretch of smooth gravel. We passed by many small lakes and other wet/pond areas. This must be a factor in the large number of mosquitoes here. A boat launch is right in camp. The only other campers are a family who brought their own trailer of canoes. A hiking trail starts at the entrance and goes around Round Lake. An informative sign maps the route. We saw deer and fawn, rabbits and so many mallards in a couple hikes.

This is a wonderful spot but bring something to keep the mosquitoes at bay.

Unreal !

After an unfortunate start to a holiday weekend at a KOA site we blindly booked, were left with our camper, 3 anxious dogs & nowhere to go . The KOA was kid central, noisy, overly crowded, & the campers & RVs packed on top of each other like sardines. My worst RV Park nightmare! I panicked & randomly called Treeland RV Resort , blindly once again. The phone # listed rings the maim resort . The RV Park is located right across the street. They kindly transferred me & I was greeted with the very lovely Susan. She was phenomenal from the beginning. I asked if they happened to have any openings for a pull thru or back in site. It was a Saturday on Memorial Day weekend..& she didn’t laugh at me! She was happy to announce that they did indeed happen to have a cancellation & she’d gladly hold the spot for us !! Hallelujah! About 45 minutes later we pulled in to the park.. we knew instantly this was going to be amazing. We just knew.. ya know? It had a cute red barn office & we immediately noticed how immaculate & thoughtful the landscape & aesthetic is. Susan was just as lovely in person. She gave us our site info , calmed our nerves & told us to get situated at our site & then we could come back to the office at our leisure & finish the paperwork. Wowza! We found our site & we were not disappointed at all. In fact just blown away! Tucked away from our neighbor just enough to have plenty of space for us & the pups but without being completely segregated. There is a playground & heated pool , but it’s just far enough away to not be heard at all but a quick walk to get to if you so desire. Nooks of trees for privacy & a hammock, lots of green grass & a cement area & a well cared for picnic table & bonfire pit & grill. The pull thru gravel driveway at our site was ample & level. All the hook ups were neatly & conveniently ready for lift off. No fuss no muss.

This place goes on & on with quaint little touches. It was welcoming from the very beginning phone call & the people who run this place are incredible, helpful, thoughtful & just plain kind. Susan & her hubby are fantastic.. we can’t say enough about them. Everyone & everything was quite literally perfect. I don’t get to say that often . The dogs were welcomed with open arms too! There were plenty of trails & things for them to see & do.

We were there 3 full days & just barely began to scratch the surface!

So looking forward to going back!!

Near great hiking

A popular campground for good reason.  We were able to get a site without a reservation mid week in Oct. but would have liked to stay longer.  We had a nice site in the woods - semi private in feel, lots of toads!!! The hiking in this park is excellent - observation areas, water falls etc. There were open areas nearby too so we were able to do some kite flying!   We also spent a little bit of time in nearby Mellen  - the little historical society museum was wonderful … very eclectic and all things Mellen.

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Great Lakeside Campground

We stayed here last summer on our way out west. East Twin Lake Campground is in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Near the town of Clam Lake. The camp is about 1 hour south of Ashland Wisconsin on Lake Superior. The campground has 2 small loops with about 5 or 6 camps on each loop. The campsites have nice views of the East Twin Lake. They sites have picnic tables, fire rings, and some privacy. I really like this campground and enjoyed the views of the lake in the morning. They have self checkin and the sites are well maintained.

Wide open spaces

Nice play parks for kids but tenting is in a field with no privacy. Close to town and the chain of lakes.

Free camping

The camp ground is off 169 south. It is very small maybe 5 sites No power and did not see water and there is one vault toilet Perfect for tent camping but not for big trailers. Easy walk to the upper Falls. Quite and pretty clean some trash in the fire pits but that would be my only complaint. I would stay again but would worry it would fill up fast on the weekends.

Average campground in an above average area

We camped at Lake Gogebic for one night in July. Park was easy to find, check-in was smooth, and we were able to purchase firewood. Should you need to purchase any other supplies, I would recommend doing so beforehand, as there are not a lot of options nearby. The campground is not particularly large, and less than half the sites were full while we were there. There are 2 bath houses that were clean and had great showers. There is also a boat launch and swimming area within the park. Campsites were a mix of shade and sun. We had a site in the shade, directly on the lake. There were quite a few muddy spots at our & surrounding sites due to a lot of recent rain. We had to move our car to the parking lot to avoid getting stuck. Being on the lake was nice, and we were entertained by a group of baby ducks that liked hanging out near our campsite. Beyond that, there is little to do within the park itself. It is relatively close to Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park & Lake Superior, which is where we hiked in the day time. The campsites were full at the Porkies, so this was a very convenient campground to stay at, but not a destination location on its own.

Beautiful views of Lake Superior

Great park with beautiful views of Lake Superior great facilities. We were there when the simple berries were ripe can pick them right off the bushes all over the park. Great place to stay while exploring the Porcupine Mountains. Swim area right outside of park enterance.

Home away from home

My father came here with his family growing up and brought us kids for the last 20+ years. Three different generations have seen this place and it will continue to be passed down. There are several different campground spaces that are all different. Some provide camper access, walk in private access and water access. Cunard Lake allows non motorized watercrafts and has a great swimming area. You will wake up to the sound of loons and go to bed with the sound of them.

Weekend stay

Loved the water view from our campsite, unfortunately on the other side was the main entrance and a highway so vehicular traffic sound was prominent. Sites are large, with some tree coverage. Many families with kids and dogs. Well maintained and great walking and biking trails in the park and surrounding area.

Enjoyable for the whole family

My family have been camping here many years.The KIds always ask to stay here.The campground is family oriented.If you camp here you get free entrance to the gigantic water park.The park caters to little children to big kids. They sell food,or bring a picnic.Plenty of tables.If you not part of the campground,pay a small price to get in.They have the zip line.The western show is worth taking the day to see.They have an ice cream store,and golf,and arcades.Inside the campground,they have a pool,crabbing and fishing pier.Maybe rent a boat or kayak. They have a nice store,with a deli,supplies,beer,and soveniors.They have a laundry mat,and a cheap restaraunt.They also have cabins.But if you want to see the ocean,they supply a bus all day, The sites are shaded and easy to pull in


Very nice Campground that is clean. Bathroons very clean. We had a very large lot in the back of the park opposite the water. By the water it was very windy.

Wooded Sites Along the Lake

Musky Lake Campground is a nice campground. We camped mid-late June and had a nice little trip. Here's the good and the bad.

The good:

A surplus of dragonflies means that mosquitos were NOT a problem. As someone who gets eaten alive this is important.

Deer are rampant in the area. The loons on the lake are the epitome of the north woods! I camp to enjoy wildlife, so this is a plus.

Nice hiking trails nearby. Numerous bike paths as well.

Large bathroom facility with flush toilets and showers.

The bad:

Sites are close together. I prefer a bit more privacy than they allow.

Lake access from the site is…existent at best. I was able to launch my inflatable kayak very carefully between the sticks and weeds, though I'm not sure anything bigger or heavier would be worth launching from the site.

No beach swimming areas for dogs. There's a dog friendly picnic area, but it is certainly no place to let your dog swim.This was disappointing. Many of the trails are also off limits for dogs which is beyond me, though this is unrelated to the actual campground I'm sure.

All in all Musky Lake is worth checking out. There is a nice human friendly beach at nearby (you can walk there) Crystal Lake. The location is good, not too far from civilization for those who like a grocery store nearby.The sites were level and had plenty of room for our 2 tents. This area has to be on your list if you are a bike rider! I felt out of place because everyone up there had their bikes, and I could see why.


Spent 4 nights motorcycle camping the week after labor day. Very quite and peaceful. Large, private sites. Beautiful, great riding.

Beautiful Beach Camping

We stayed for a week in the Indian Mounds loop camground. This site is a few miles from the camp registration but worth it. There is a paved bike path through the woods all the way to the registraion area. We arrived at our campsite, unloaded the bikes, then proceeded to ride to check in. However, this is easily driveable as well. This is one of my favorite campgrounds for our lifestyle. Several of the most desired sites are on the water. These are particularly great because we can park our boat right at our site, they face west for sunsets, and the beach is absolutely perfect. The campground is on a large chain of lakes. I recommend heading into the town of Minocqua for shopping or just a night on the town. Hiking/biking trails are very close by. In fact,some of the best ones are right next to 5e camp registration. The lake is one of the cleanest ive ever been on. Campmsites are reasonably far from each other for privacy. Two swiming beaches are within a 2 minute walk from all camsites. Keep in mind, this review is onlynfor the indian mounds loop.

Nice hiking and waterfalls

Two campgrounds in this state park - South and North but only a total of 56 sites between them, 23 of them with electric. Saw it was filling up even on a weekday in September so made a reservation but still could not get an electric site. Sites were generous in size and most has good separation with lots of trees. Nice hiking on the North Country Scenic Trail to Red Granite Falls and the Doughboys Trail to see the park’s namesake falls plus another and a cascade. We came from camping in Michigan State parks which are much nicer so we were a bit spoiled. My rating would have been higher if there was a bath house with showers in the North campground; the pit toilets were ok but it was too long of a walk to the south campground where there are flush toilets and showers. They were ok but not great (not as nice as Michigan State parks). Lots of hungry mosquitoes as it has not gotten chilly yet so bring bug spray! Very spotty cell service.

Beautiful all sports lake

Nice large grassy sites - we were in site 50 which is waterfront. Park has two bath houses, this southern most has the hotter showers :), nice boat launch if you need it and a nice beach area. With M28 closed there is a detour that runs right along the park, this contributes to a bit more traffic noise but it is very light for the most part. Pick up supplies on your way as there are not a lot of close options but it is well worth the drive.

Endless nature

There is many different areas to this park. A nice trail leading you around the falls, with an area for you to cool off in and search for cool rocks. Easy to hike with kids, my girls were 4 & 10, they both enjoyed seeing the waterfalls for the first time. There is also a lake nearby to swim in, which was clear and cool. We also visited Ashland which was about a 30 minute drive north.

Already Planning Next Visit

We decided to spend one night in the north campground here in our sprinter van earlier this month. It was $45 for the night and worth every penny. We had Site 8 which was right across from the bathroom. Very quiet, but most sites were booked! We loved how it was dog friendly in the campground. I thought there was a decent amount of space between sites, and the bugs weren’t bad once we got the fire going and some bug spray. My husband and I took our toddler on the Doughboy’s Trail (parts of a couple trails) and the views were stunning! We cannot wait to go back and explore other parts of the park, especially Loon Lake!


Beautiful and well worth the drive! Prepare for it to be packed on the weekends, but week day camping is pretty serene. Since Watersmeet is a VERY small town, groceries and other essentials are costly, so come already packed.

Christian family camping at its best

this is a wonderful place offering programs for families, teens, couples, etc. lots of organized activities to choose from, family style dining (you don’t even need to worry about food), and a beautiful secluded setting.

Hi Pines meets expectations

Visit was ok and did meet expectations. They do have a great bike path that's maybe.5mi. Pond toys and inflatables

Excellent campground

Excellent campground! The lots are very big and plenty of space. Everything is clean bathrooms showers hot and cold and the bathrooms/bathhouses are climate controlled so your not jumping onto a cold toilet in the morning or jumping out of a hot shower to cold concrete bathroom. The beach is nice big and beautiful also have a water trampoline out a ways from the shore to jump on or off of. Not sure how deep it is out there but I couldn't touch bottom but nor did I jump off but my kids did they are 4 & 5 but had puddle jumpers on. They also have a mini store for all your necessities from mustard, ketchup, tent stakes, tarps, and of course beer. Also have a mini concession stand in store with hot dogs and stuff but also a game room with pool tables arcade games. Also had a bingo night will were are up there and let us know that the football game would be on the big screen if we wanted to watch which would be nice if I was a Packers fan. The only thing I did not like is they were pricey $38 a night but soon realized why they have water and electricity's every site available which is nice but not necessary for us. Definitely be coming back here we had fun.

True Up North!

Beautiful Up North Wisconsin! Over 300 islands, camp sites for groups, families and even a quiet area. Availability for gas, bait or a drink and meal. Diverse fishing, multiple wildlife for viewing and hiking trails. Amazing area with few houses along the water to keep that natural feel. If you love secluded camping along the water this is a must!