Richardson Lake Campground Host 2023

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The Lakewood/Laona Ranger District of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is located in northeast Wisconsin. Richardson Lake is in Forest County, near the Town of Wabeo, WI.

Outdoor recreation opportunities abound at this "recreation district." The nearby Wolf River has opportunities for world class white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and trout fishing. There are many lakes for fishing or just putting your canoe or kayak in to go for a paddle around the lake and watching for wildlife. Most of Richardson Lake is surrounded by Forest Service land.

Richardson Lake campground is located on the southeast side of Richardson Lake. The 47 acre lake has plenty of bass, northern pike, and pan fish for the angler. The lake also provides a great place for your kayak or canoe. Much wildlife can be viewed from the shores on the lake. There is a sandy swim area and a grassy picnic area. A boat landing is just to the east of the swim area.

There are 26 campsites available at Richardson Lake. Richardson Lake campground does offer some sites on the reservation system. Reservations can be made at: The campground has waterfront campsites, however, the walk to the lake maybe steep. Sites can be used for tents and RV camping. Each site has a campfire ring and a picnic table. Vault toilets and drinking water is also available at two hand pumps. The campground has trash collection and a recycling area.

Fuel, fishing supplies, firewood, ice, and restaurants are within 10 miles of this campground, in the Town of Wabeno.

Start Date - 2023-05-01

End Date - 2023-09-30

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

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: Camp Sites;RV/Trailer Pads

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500 Hanson Lake RoadRhinelander, WI 54501



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  • People 55+


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