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Camping at Laura Lake Campground

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General Overview

Laura Lake Campground is situated in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, which is in the northern region of Wisconsin. This campground is well-known for its crystal-clear waters and serene forest setting. The lake itself is 110 acres and offers a peaceful environment for a variety of outdoor activities.

Camping Facilities

Laura Lake Campground provides a number of campsites that are typically spacious and nestled among the trees, offering both privacy and shade. The available facilities usually include:

  • Fire rings
  • Picnic tables
  • Vault toilets
  • Drinking water

However, there are no electric hookups for RVs, which means the campground is more suited for tent camping or self-sufficient RVs.

Recreational Activities

Camping at Laura Lake Campground provides access to a variety of recreational activities such as:

  • Swimming: The lake features a designated swimming area with a sandy beach.
  • Fishing: Anglers can enjoy fishing in Laura Lake, which is stocked with species like bass and panfish.
  • Boating: Non-motorized boating is allowed. Kayaks, canoes, and small sailboats are perfect for enjoying the calm waters.
  • Hiking: There are hiking trails around the campground that offer the opportunity to explore the surrounding forest.
  • Biking: Some trails may be suitable for mountain biking in the national forest.

Regulations and Safety

When planning a camping trip to Laura Lake Campground, it's important to be aware of specific regulations and safety guidelines:

  • Follow all fire rules and restrictions, and only use fire rings for campfires.
  • Be bear-aware. This area is known for black bears, so proper food storage and disposal are critical.
  • Leave No Trace principles should be followed to preserve the natural beauty of the area.
  • Always wear a life jacket when boating.

Reservation and Fees

Some sites at the campground may be available on a first-come, first-served basis, while others might be reservable in advance. There is usually a fee per night for camping, which can vary depending on the site and time of year.


  • The campground may have limited accommodations for those with disabilities.
  • Access to the lake and nearby facilities is generally not paved, so mobility could be a concern on natural terrains.

Local Attractions

Apart from the immediate offerings of the lake and surrounding forest, other attractions in the area include:

  • Other lakes and waterways for fishing and boating
  • Additional trails for more extensive hiking and exploration

Contact Information and Further Research

Before visiting, you should check for the most current information. This can be done by:

  • Contacting the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest district office for the most up-to-date information about the campground.
  • Visiting the U.S. Forest Service website for the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Current conditions, seasonal closures, or any special restrictions can impact the availability of sites and facilities. It's essential to be well-informed to ensure a safe and enjoyable camping experience.

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