The best camping near Northern Highland American Legion State Forest

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The best camping near Northern Highland American Legion State Forest

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Presque Isle Campground

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents12 acres · Presque Isle, WI
Our quiet, secluded campground is located on beautiful Stateline Lake deep within the northwoods in Presque Isle (A.K.A. Wisconsin's Last Wilderness) We offer premier full hookup RV campsites and tent campsites as well as cabin lodging and RV lodging - all right on the lake. Amenities include: - Campers and Cabins available to rent - Docks and private boat slips available to rent - Full hookups available - 30 Amp electrical with 50 Amp available on select sites - Women's and Men's Showers - Two sets of women's and men's restrooms - Boat landing access included - For non-guests, boat landing day access can be purchased separately - Wilderness - Wildlife - Fishing - Privacy - Seclusion - Peace and quiet The campground has been in operation for more than 50 years and is in the forest on a peninsula between two lakes with plenty of shade. Fish, boat, waterski, relax by the fire, and enjoy nature and the spectacular wildlife in this gorgeous natural paradise. Address: 8458 Balsam Dr, Presque Isle, WI 54557 Innumerable beautiful hiking and nature walks surround our site, including Wisconsin's treasured Van Vliet 400 acre Hemlock Preserve - one of the largest old-growth Hemlock forests in the country. We are just one hour south of the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park. Docking is included for campers and available for non-campers at a daily rate. Our site is situated on one of the most prized lakes for muskie fishing. Enjoy sunny days swimming at the lake beach, activities and crafts for children with our camp hosts, and community campfire song night.
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River's Edge Adventure Company

3 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Mercer, WI
River's Edge is a four season adventure company in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, outfitting adventurers with equipment and guidance. The property is located on the Manitowish River, Heart of Vilas County bike trail, and Iron County snowmobile trails. Campsites are located on the west end of the property, in proximity to all the activities, and include full hookups, a picnic table and fire ring. Bathroom is available for campers, however there is no shower. Campers get a discount on rental equipment.
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Land O' Lakes Nature RV Resort

1 site · RV215 acres · WI
www.NatureRVResort.com Big Rig Friendly RV Resort with full hookups at every site. The Land O’ Lakes Nature RV Resort is not a typical campground. The vision is to create an exclusive escape for adults (25+) only. Tranquil privacy and a relaxing atmosphere. Escape from the ordinary! 215-acres with miles of nature trails, beautiful views from two observation towers, and kayaking in Blue Diamond Lake.
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Simplicity @Top Of The Hill Huskies

1 site · Lodging80 acres · Eagle River, WI
Welcome to our secluded glamping retreat nestled just outside the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest! Experience the ultimate in privacy and tranquility as you unwind in nature's embrace. Surrounded by miles of scenic trails, our retreat is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, or wildlife watching, you'll find endless opportunities to explore the beauty of the surrounding forest. From the comfort of your accommodation, you can marvel at the wonders of nature unfolding outside your window. Keep an eye out for deer, wild turkeys, coyotes, birds, and even black bears as they roam freely in their natural habitat. Venture beyond our retreat and discover the breathtaking sights of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, where waterfalls, sandy beaches, and lush landscapes await exploration. Whether you're seeking adventure or simply a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, our glamping retreat offers the perfect setting for a memorable outdoor getaway. Come experience the beauty and serenity of northern Wisconsin's wilderness with us!
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Camp Bogle On Hideout Lane

2 sites · RVs1 acre · Lake Tomahawk, WI
Discover a serene haven in Lake Tomahawk, WI, known as the gateway to the Northwoods. Nestled in a semi-secluded area, our spot offers tranquility while remaining conveniently close to all the action. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the American Legion Forest during your stay. Explore ATV, hiking, skiing, and snowmobile trails, or venture to nearby lakes and rivers for fishing, including the excitement of ice fishing in winter. With options for year-round fun, indulge in the local dining experience with my favorite dinner spots being supper clubs!
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Butternut Lake Camping

4 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Butternut, WI
Learn more about this land:Waterfront campsite with 140 feet of level shoreline. Plenty of room for up to 4 RV's or travel trailers. Located on 1000+ acre Butternut Lake with a abundant fishing and watersports activities. Rowboat, Firepit and firewood available at no charge on site.
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Elvoy River

1 site · RV, Tent40 acres · WI
Private undeveloped 40 acre parcel bordered by a trout stream, a forest service paved road (which is an ATV route), and other unoccupied parcels. The Chequamegon–Nicolet National Forest surrounds this little section of private lands making this spot a great access point for immediate hiking, biking, fishing (trout stream on the property), wild foraging, site-seeing, off-road exploration, bird watching, wildlife viewing, and star gazing. Lots of wildlife there--bear lumber through the adjacent swamp, wolves pictured on neighbor's game cam, fox often den on the property, whippoorwills (endangered species) fly and sing at night, turkeys nest there, grouse drum for mates, and deer with their fawns just wander through. Good berry picking in late summer, blueberries on the south side and blackberries border the field. Open field area will easily accommodate large group of trailers or RVS, and a lower level next to the river is open to smaller trailers, tents, and vans, just be aware of any possible high water due to heavy rains and resulting sloppy areas down close to the river, so you don't get stuck. Both the upper and lower areas are mowed, so flat and lush grass for tents throughout. A jeep trail circles the property, so easy access to the whole 40. Amazing star gazing spot, too. No light pollution makes for perfect Milky Way shows. The river is maybe a foot deep off the lower level (and about 18 feet wide), but it gets too shallow to canoe over the gravel beds and too deep in holes and truncated areas to allow small children to explore downstream unattended. Still a great spot to wash off, wade, cool off, and catch a nice brooky! Some German Browns in there, but best to fish those at night. The forest roads leading away from the property are amazing, stunning maple forests, small creeks, bridges, jeep trails, and plenty of areas to float or kayak the rivers. If you like ATV riding, this is a great spot, right off the trail and plenty of room to park your trailers. No formal toilet, so bring something to contain your waste and bag it up, or we have a handicap-type bedside toilet seat over a deep hole on the upper level (aka vault toilet). Bag up all your trash and I will haul your bags when you leave, no need to haul it home. Wood--if you bring a chainsaw, you can easily get plenty of hardwood just down the road in the national forest. Due to spruce bud worm, the property was recently select cut, and the branches are numerous, so gather all the downed wood you want on the property; plenty there. Three fire rings available, one with an adjustable grill (USFS style) on the lower level, a simple rock ring in upper field and another simple rock pit next to the river. Some noise should be expected--County Hwy A is 150 yards away so you will hear vehicles, and the ATVs do zoom down that forest road on weekends, but not right next to your tent or camper; camping spots are 150 yards in. During bear hunting season, you will hear the bear hounds barking as they pass by in the distance. Nights though, very quite, just wild life sounds. And since it is unpopulated there, no one will complain about your music, laughing at 3 am, generators, or your truck lights as long as you keep your activities by the campsites. Though if you are noisy , the wildlife will not come near. The area has 3 bar/restaurants--just drinks, drinks and burgers, full menu and steaks. ATV gas, ice, and crawlers are also available. One bar is quite historic, 1940s log building, only 13 stools, and that one is just a mile away. The owner is very accommodating, so if you need your water tanks filled, just ask Dennis at the Elvoy Tavern (open Fri-Sun). On Hwy 55 just north of the old town of Alvin (1 mile north off Hwy 70, and then go another mile north), you will see an artesian spring--great water there! Fill your jugs when you come and then again to take home. Just look for the obvious turn off gravel at the bottom of two hills. Cellular service is ATnT with good reception. Verizon has the least reception. Overall, this property is great for people who like forests, streams, foraging, off-roading, hiking, biking, fishing, and primitive camping. Not a good fit for those who need electricity, flush toilets, city water hookups, pavement, handrails, and fenced off wildlife.
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Coadys' POV Lake Resort Glamping

19 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents15 acres · Phelps, WI
WELCOME TO THE NORTHWOODS TOP-RATED WISCONSIN FAMILY RESORT | Nestled among the Nicolet National Forest and the crystal clear shores of North Twin Lake sits Coadys' Point of View Lake Resort and Glamping Campground. POV Resort can accommodate just about everyone with an abundance of on-site lakeside + wilderness adventure - all the makings of a super fun Eagle River getaway. If you are after terrific fishing, swimming, canoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, or sitting around a crackling campfire...POV Resort is the place for you! Nearby you’ll also find thrilling zip lining, waterfalls, and go-kart rides. RENOVATED CABIN RENTALS BY THE LAKE Point of View Lake Resort has fully-renovated studio, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom cabin rentals - some are right in the middle of the action by the water and beach and others are nestled back into the national forest for a touch of privacy. Our year-round cabins combine the charm of a Northwoods cottage with the conveniences of a home. Great for weekend getaways in Wisconsin or annual week-long family get togethers. Our rates include all the amenities you would look for in a premier resort experience - including fireplaces, high speed wifi, and luxury bedding - but without exorbitant prices. We take our cleaning seriously - our units are so clean even Darren's mom would stay here! RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME WISCONSIN GLAMPING Point of View Lake Resort is the best Wisconsin glamping experience - it's super cool, luxury CAMPING at its best! POV is more than just a campground, we are a resort with a variety of period-authentic Glamping Tents & Vintage Campers and BYOTent campsites and a ton of super fun amenities (included in your rental rate!). Glamping (glamorous camping) give you the modern comforts you need to really relax and treat yourself and allows you to enjoy the beauty of the great Northwoods (without all the work of traditional camping). Check out our "Definitive Guide to Wisconsin Glamping" to learn more.
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Camp Serenity

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Eagle River, WI
Many large oaks with deer and grouse.Many hiking and biking trails near by.Lakes for boating,fishing and recreation.Great location only a few miles from the beautiful town of Eagle River.Learn more about this land:Beautiful private wooded lot in a very quiet area. Lots of deer and wild life to enjoy. Close to Chain of Lakes campground 1.6 miles for fishing Anvil Lake campground 4.4 miles for swimming beach Black Jack Springs Wilderness 4.6 miles for hiking,Convenience gas station with bateshop 1 mile from camp East on Interstate 70
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Sanctuary of Sunlight

1 site · RV1 acre · Park Falls, WI
A beautiful campsite on a gorgeous lake, with a gravel pad to park a camper or other RV. Has a fire ring, picnic table, and a stairway leading to a dock that runs over large boulders and to the shore of Sailor Lake, nestled in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. NOT stacked like sardines in a can (the normal camp experience). The neighbors are hardly to be seen through the trees that surround this beautiful clearing. Sailor Lake is 168 acres. Has a National Forest Picnic area and Boat Landing on the north shore. Access to popular Flambeau ATV trail. Approximately 3 miles south of HWY 70 on a gravel road.
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Kristy C.’s Land

2 sites · Lodging547 acres · Brantwood, WI
**THERE IS ACTIVE LOGGING BY THE CABIN, not on weekends, but there will be stumps and dirt around the cabin as we cut back the trees and make a lawn/parking lot.** If you are looking for the perfect Up North rustic weekend get away we have the perfect spot for you. Nestled back in the woods off the beaten path up in the small little town of Prentice WI is CCR Rustic Retreat. This quaint little off-grid cabin is found on the side of our family’s cattle ranch. It's the perfect "farmcation" spot. It's a studio style A frame connected to hundreds of acres of trails. The land provides access to the Price County snowmobile trail and the ATV route. You can hike, snow shoe, cross country ski, ride wheeler, snowmobile, UTV, or even horses to the 6 1/2 acre private lake that’s secluded further back on the property. Where you can take out the paddle boat or kayaks for a relaxing afternoon on the water. Wake up in the morning to enjoy your coffee on the front deck overlooking the field of cattle and/or horses. You can hike the woods and forage for lunch, we provide books for this adventure to make sure you are safe. You can go berry picking for a sweet snack. Kids can wade in the creek and build fairy gardens and houses. It truly is a magically place! Have a picnic on the dock, or in the picnic area by the historic 100+ year old beaver dam that holds the chain of lakes together. Wake up in the morning and collect eggs from our chickens and ducks for a protein packed breakfast. We can arrange for a whole ranch life experience. Help feed the animals, when it’s season, tend to and enjoy the fresh garden, if it’s calving or failing season you can even help witness the miracle of birth. Run around and give snacks to the goats. There are hundreds of acres at your disposal to explore and find adventure. While there is no indoor plumbing, the cabin is equipped with a generator, and an outhouse. There is a black stone, microwave, fire pit available for cooking and a Kurig for your morning cup of coffee. You can bring your horses up and park them in a small paddock out the front door. There is water available with hose access across the 40, up by the barn. In the warmer months there is a 300 gravity tank for water access on site. We also offer bear, coyote, bobcat, and grouse hunting packages. You can have the opportunity to see abundant wildlife including deer, bear, coyotes, bobcat, smaller woodland creatures, and a multitude of feathered friends. We offer “farm fresh food” packages including home grown beef, pork, and fresh duck and chicken eggs from our own farm. We are with in 20 miles of many lakes and rivers for fishing opportunities, as well as amazing sight seeing opportunities like Timm’s Hill and Big Falls. Also it connects to public land that is land locked, as well as close to other public land like the National Forest and school forest. Pictures from around our property and local areas to explore (example: Timms Hill, Big Falls, Jump River, Cranberry Lake) 4x4 recommended No fireworks
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Da Sugarbush on Stanley Lake

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents9 acres · Iron River, MI
You'll be camping on our Stanley lake sugarbush property. Lakefront sites have power and water - are located in a grassy clearing on the shores of Stanley Lake. ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGING OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES ON PROPERTY!! Primitive sites are amongst the maple trees of our sugarbush operation, within walking distance of the lake. These sites do not yet have water or electricity, but water is available from spigots at the lake clearing. Stanley lake is just shy of 400 acres, known for walleye and bass. It is an all sports lake with no limited wake hours. Feel free to roam our woods - you will notice the blue maple lines come to an end at our east and west property lines, as well as a no trespassing sign on the lake clearing to the west line. Deer here are plentiful, and you can often get them to eat from your hand, provided you have apples. Iron county has a tremendous ORV/snowmobile trail system. You can drive your machine right from our property to the trails. There are two golf courses in the area, as well as a vast bicycle trail system. Ski Brule ski hills and sporting clay operation are a few miles from the property. Countless acres of public land for recreation!
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Northern Highland American Legion State Forest is a mouthful so the legion uses the acronym NHAL instead. A park after Hipcamp’s own heart, the NHAL is 232,000 acres of north woods with so much hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding and hunting it has it’s own trail app! That’s right folks, at NHAL getting lost is a choice, not an OH SNAP! moment. With that in mind, don’t be timid! Explore McNaughton, Madeline and Lumberjack trails by bike in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter or simply be overcome by wanderlust while meandering through the vast network of dirt roads. Horse optional.

When to go

The best time to visit Northern Highland American Legion State Forest is during the summer months when the weather is warm and the lakes are perfect for swimming and boating. Fall brings a spectacular display of colors, ideal for photographers and leaf peepers. Winters can be harsh, with heavy snowfall limiting access to certain areas.

Know before you go

  • Ensure your vehicle has a valid admission sticker before entering the park.
  • Check the official website for any property notices or closures before your visit.
  • Remember that the forest is open from 6am to 11pm year-round, offering ample time for exploration.
  • Volunteering opportunities are available for those looking to contribute to the forest's upkeep.
  • Contact stations at Crystal and Clear lakes provide visitor information and assistance.

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