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Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates


Black Lake is highly ranked as a family-favorite campground. It is spread out along the eastern shores of its namesake, Black Lake. The calm waters beckon to adventurers, offering fishing, boating, swimming and other recreational activities in the northwestern Wisconsin wilderness.

Natural Features:

The campground is located in a birch, pine and spruce forest that stretches along the beautiful 129-acre lake, in the southern part of the Chequamegon National Forest.


The lake offers plentiful fishing, with musky, walleye, bass and pan fish available in abundance. Kayaking and canoeing are also enjoyed by visitors, as the water is usually peaceful and calm. A variety of wildlife, including elk, deer, loon, fox and others, make their homes in the area and are often spotted by visitors.

Hundreds of miles of off-road vehicle, hiking and mountain biking trails surround the lake. The Black Lake interpretive trail offers a 4-mile, in-depth look at the nature that surrounds the wooded shoreline.

A grassy beach provides ample space to run and play, as well as a spot to relax.


The campground offers dozens of waterfront sites for tent and RV camping. Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets, drinking water, trash collection and recycling bins are also available.

Nearby Attractions:

Fuel, fishing supplies, firewood and restaurants are within a 15-mile drive of the campground, in the town of Hayward.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Recycling
  • Trailheads
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
Know Before You Go
  • Additional sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Off-road vehicles must be secured on a trailer when parked within the campground
  • Click here for more information on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forests

Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit don'tmovefirewood.org for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.98361, -90.93444
45°59'1"N, 90°56'4"W

From Hayward, Wisconsin, take Highway B east for about 23 miles. Turn left on Barker Lake Road, which turns into Forest Service Road 172, and continue for a total of 8 miles. Turn left onto Forest Service Road 173 and drive less than a mile to the paved campground road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

22223 Highway 13
Glidden WI 54527

Phone Number:

Information: (715)634-4821