Franklin Lake Campground Host

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USDA Forest Service

This popular campground is located on the east shore of crystal clear Franklin Lake. The campsites set in tall pines and hemlocks along with historic stone and log structures are listed as a historic district in the National Register of Historic Places. The campground has a picnic area, swim beach and boat landing. The one mile Franklin interpretive trail begins at the campground and the Hidden Lake and Sunfish Lake Trails link to the campground. Fishing in the 882 acre Franklin Lake is good for walleye, northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass, rock bass, perch, bluegill, and pumpkinseed.

There are 77 campsites available at Franklin Lake Campground. Sites can be used for tents and RV camping. Each site has a campfire ring and a picnic table. Flush and vault toilets as well as drinking water are also available. The campground has trash collection and a recycling area. Fuel, fishing supplies, firewood, ice, and restaurants are within 15 miles of campground, nearby communities are Three Lakes and Eagle River. Both communities are among most popular vacation areas of the north country. Franklin Lake Campground is located in Forest County and borders nearby Oneida and Vilas Counties.

Start Date - 2022-05-01

End Date - 2022-09-30

Activities include: Campground/Site Host;Campground Maintenance;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: Camp Sites;RV/Trailer Pads

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About USDA Forest Service


1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250, US

Mission Statement

The USDA Forest Service's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.


The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, spanning 193 million acres of land.

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Rhinelander, WI 54501



  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation


  • People 55+


  • Sunday;Monday;Friday;Saturday

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