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Lake Three Closure: Lake Three Campground is closed until further notice for administrative reasons. Please check back for status updates.


part ofChequamegon-Nicolet NF, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Fri Oct 16 2015   Season Dates


Lake Three is a family-friendly campground for those seeking a secluded and quiet place to enjoy nature. The site offers a primitive swimming beach, boat launch and trailheads for hiking.

Natural Features:

Campsites are scattered in a hardwood forest around the 63-acre Lake Three, in the dense forests of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest of northern Wisconsin.


The lake is home to musky, bass and pan fish and offers an ideal spot to kayak, canoe, swim or enjoy a leisurely boat ride.

The North Country National Scenic Trail is adjacent to the campground, providing opportunities for visitors to enjoy day trips along the trail, which stretches approximately 4,600 miles from New York to North Dakota.

The surrounding area offers miles of off-road vehicle, hiking and mountain biking trails, along with several lakes, ponds and rivers to cast a line or launch a boat. Springbrook, a Class 1 brook trout stream, is nearby, and is popular among anglers.


The campground offers eight single-family campsites, available for tent and RV camping. Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilet, drinking water, trash collection and an aluminum can recycling bin are also provided.

Nearby Attractions:

While in the area, visitors are encouraged to visit Morgan Falls, St. Peter's Dome, and the Penokee Overlook, all of which are just a short drive from the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Hiking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Recycling
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Scenic Overlooks
Know Before You Go
  • First-come, first-served sites may be available
  • Off-road vehicles must be secured on a trailer when parked within the campground
  • Click here for more information on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forests
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit dontmovefirewood.org for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.31833, -90.85833
46°19'6"N, 90°51'30"W

34412 Mineral Lake Rd. (FR 198)

From Mellen, Wisconsin; Take County Highway GG west for about 8 miles. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 187/Mineral Lake Road and continue for 3 miles to the intersection with Forest Service Road 198/Pine Stump Corner. Turn right and continue less than a mile to the campground sign.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Great Divide Ranger District, 22223 Highway 13
Glidden  WI  54527

Phone Number:

Information:  (715)634-4821
(715) 264-2511

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