Bagley Rapids Recreation Area

Bagley Rapids Recreation Area does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!

Overview

If you enjoy listening to the soothing sound of flowing water, you will appreciate this campground. About one-third of the 30 campsites are located adjacent to the Oconto River. Trout fishing, berry picking, rafting, canoeing, swimming, and sightseeing can all be done in or near this campground. Weekends bring the most campers, with only moderate use occurring during the week. So come and relax among the pines and enjoy the sound and beauty of Bagley Rapids.

Nearby is the Mountain Fire Lookout Tower, a popular local tourist destination.  This is one of the last fire towers standing on its original location in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.  It was built in 1935 and was one of a series of 20 towers built in the Forest during the 1930s. If you’re brave enough, you can climb the tower and enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.

The Jones Spring non-motorized area is nearby, and offers hiking, hunting, and cross-country skiing. Also nearby is Cathedral Pines, an area that survived Wisconsin’s logging era where the majestic pines and hemlocks have been preserved in their natural state.   General use at this popular campground is heavy throughout the summer, mostly on weekends. There are plenty of sites to see on the district and Bagley Rapids Recreation area can serve as a home base.

Did you forget something? Don't sweat it! The small town of Mountain can meet your camping supply needs ranging from groceries to firewood, as well as a souvenir or two.

So, if you like to swim, raft, fish, hike, picnic or enjoy being close to town, then the Bagley Rapids Recreation Area is the place for you, conveniently located just 5 minutes south of Mountain.

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