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Status: Closed through Wed Apr 30 2014   Season Dates


Newman Lake Shelter is a day-use picnicking shelter available for large groups. It is situated within the Newman Lake Recreation Area. A variety of recreational opportunities abound.

Natural Features:

The picnic shelter is located on the southeastern shores of Newman Lake in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in northern Wisconsin. The cold water lake and neighboring picnic shelter are nestled in a mixed forest of aspen and pine trees. A variety of birds and wildlife also make their home in the area.


The recreation area contains volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and a playground for children. Visitors enjoy exploring many hiking and biking trails that are accessible from the picnic shelter. During the winter months, the trails are popular for cross country skiing.

A nearby beach provides opportunities for swimming, while the lake is a welcome respite for boaters and anglers alike. Fishing is a popular activity and a typical catch might include bluegill, crappie, various bass and perch.


The accessible shelter can accommodate up to 50 people. It is equipped with tables, grills and a campfire circle. The facility also boasts a wood stove. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Trash collection and recycling bins are also available.

Nearby Attractions:

Park Falls, Wisconsin is 15 miles from Newman Lake and is a full service community.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Circles
  • Canoeing
  • Day Use Area
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Lake Access
  • Playground
  • Recycling
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Know Before You Go
  • Overnight camping is not available
  • Outside vehicles may park at the facility for an additional fee
  • Click here for more information on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

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):
45.95972, -90.15556
45°57'35"N, 90°9'20"W

From the intersection of Highways 13 and 182 in Park Falls, drive east on Highway 182 for about 13 miles to Forest Road 144. Turn right (south) and continue on Forest Road 144 for 1 mile to Forest Road 1903. Turn left (east) onto Forest Road 1903 and drive 2 miles to the Newman Lake Recreation Area.

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Project Office:(715)762-2461