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NAMEKAGON, WI

part ofChequamegon-Nicolet NF, US Forest Service
Photo: NAMEKAGON (WI)
Status: Closed through Fri Oct 24 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Namekagon campground is a family-friendly campground that runs alongside its namesake lake, at the headwaters of the Namekagon River. It is the perfect spot to kayak, canoe, jet ski, swim or take a boat ride to one of the many restaurants along the shoreline.

With its close proximity to mountain bike trails and the North Country hiking trail, Namekagon campground is an ideal location for making a base camp.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on the 3,227-acre Namekagon Lake that is famous for its fishing potential. It is surrounded by a hardwood and hemlock forest in northwestern Wisconsin.

Recreation:

Namekagon Lake offers excellent fishing, and anglers will find musky, pike, walleye and bass, among other fish varieties, available in abundance.

The campground is conveniently located near off-highway vehicle, hiking and mountain bike trails. The North Country National Scenic Trail is also nearby. The Namekagon Nature Trail is a one mile interpretive trail which traverses the immediate area and begins in the campground.

Facilities:

The campground offers a couple dozen single-family campsites for tent or RV camping. Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets, drinking water, trash collection and recycling bins are also provided.

A day-use picnic area is equipped with multiple tables, picnic shelters, a basketball court, beach, boat ramp and fishing piers.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Basketball Courts
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Recycling
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
  • Waterfront Sites
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):
46.35028, -90.92361
46°21'1"N, 90°55'25"W

From Cable, Wisconsin, take County Highway M east for 11 miles. Turn left on County Highway D and proceed about 6 miles to Forest Service Road 209. Turn left at the campground sign and drive less than a mile to the campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

NAMEKAGON
22223 Highway 13
Glidden  WI  54527

Phone Number:

Information:  (715)634-4821
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