Emily Lake Recreation Area

Chequamegon-Nicolet Nf

Emily Lake is 31-acres in size and has a boat ramp for activities like canoeing and fishing. The campground is near the Round Lake Non-motorized area for biking and hiking. Grills, drinking water and vault toilets create an ideal atmosphere for parties and family get-togethers.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest covers more than 1.5 million acres of Wisconsin's Northwoods. The sparse population of the area and low visitor use, make the wild and scenic beauty of the forest that much more enjoyable. Hundred of miles of maintained trails make this area a hikers paradise.  

The pristine Emily Lake provides a breathtaking backdrop for a traditional camping experience.

Nearby Attractions

Park Falls, located just over 20 miles away, offers historical attractions, museums and restaurants-perfect for a day trip.


Boating and fishing are popular activities on the lake, with excellent bass and pan fish available. 

The area holds many opportunities to encounter rare species of fish, wildlife and plants. Bird watching, nature study programs and viewing the vivid fall foliage are also among popular activities for visitors.

Nearby hunting opportunities for big game, upland game birds, waterfowl and small game, exists across the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Fishing for trout or other game fish is available in any of the 600 available lakes or 1,200 miles of stream. 

For hiking enthusiasts, 800 miles of trails are located throughout the north woods. For those that enjoy quiet places, the forest contains five designated Wilderness areas and several semi-primitive non-motorized areas. Motorized recreation is also available to the public, with approximately 300 miles of designated trail winding through the diverse landscape.

Contact Information


Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Medford-Park Falls Ranger District 1170 4th Ave S Park Falls WI 54552

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From the intersection of Highways 13 and 70 in Fifield drive East on Highway 70 approximately 22.3 miles to FR 509 (Chippewa Trail). Turn left (North) and continue on FR 509 for 3.1 miles to FR 142. Turn right (East) on FR 142 and drive 0.2 miles to FR 1178. Turn left (North) and continue 0.5 miles to the campground.

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