Firewood Notice: As of June 1, 2014, firewood is not allowed on Wisconsin State Park, Trail or Forest properties from more than 10 miles away from the destination campground.
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Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest - Clear Lake Area, WI

Photo: NORTHERN HIGHLAND-AMERICAN LEGION STATE FOREST - CLEAR LAKE AREA Photo: NORTHERN HIGHLAND-AMERICAN LEGION STATE FOREST - CLEAR LAKE AREA
Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest (NHAL) is the largest of the state forests. With nearly 223,000 acres it offers plenty of natural wilderness and solitude. Due to its large size the forest has been spilt into two areas: Crystal Lake Area and Clear Lake Area for reservation...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Jun 28 2015   Later Dates

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Reservations can be made 11 months in advance, reservations are accepted for arrivals the Thursday before Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. The maximum stay for reservable remote camping sites is 14 days, 7 days for group sites. The maximum stay for the family campground is 14 days. At this time Carrol Lake Campground sites are non-reservable.

Indian Mounds Campground, Carrol Lake Campground, Clear Lake Campground family and Clear Lake Campground Reservable Remote Camping - campers must check in at the Clear Lake Ranger Station prior to setting up camp. The Clear Lake Reserveable Remote Camping sites are accessible by water only. Some of the loops in the reservable campgrounds will be closed by locked gates, starting the day after Labor Day.

Clear Lake Family Campground offers a water ski area, a public beach, and one boat launch in the campground where a state park sticker is required. There is one boat launch outside the campground where no state park sticker is required. Both boat launches are black topped, have a pier, and parking available. Clear Lake Campground provides a fully staffed ranger station, firewood sales, a campground host, pay phones, and a dump station.

Vehicle admission stickers are required.Click here for cost of the sticker.

For more information about the park, please call (715) 356-3668 or visit the Norther Highland-American Legion State Forest (N.H.A.L.) website at www.wiparks.net

The Bittersweet Wild Lakes Area was designated as a Wild Lakes Area in the current NHAL Master Plan due to its special natural qualities. This area has been set aside to preserve the beautiful woods and waters for visitors to enjoy in a quiet, remote setting. Five basic Remote-Reservable campsites are reservable through Reserve America or on a first-come, first-served basis when not reserved. Registration for these sites is done at the Clear Lake Ranger Station. Come and explore the Bittersweet Wild Lakes Area.

Shower/flush toilet buildings open approximately May 1, 2014.
Shower/flush toilet buildings close approximately Oct 1, 2014.
Dump station open approximately May 1, 2014.
Dump Station Closes approximately Oct 1, 2014.
These facilities are weather dependent and dates can change. Check with the property if you have questions.

About the Admission fees, please Click Here for reference.
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates less than 48 hours in advance may be available by walking in at the campground. You must occupy the site.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
Overview

Description

Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest (NHAL) is the largest of the state forests. With nearly 223,000 acres it offers plenty of natural wilderness and solitude. Due to its large size the forest has been spilt into two areas: Crystal Lake Area and Clear Lake Area for reservation purposes. For a full appreciation of all the forest has to offer please review both areas prior to making reservations. Crystal Lake Area.

Booking Window
Wed Jul 30 2014 - Sun Jun 28 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Reservation Thu May 01 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
Walk In Tue Sep 02 2014 Thu Apr 30 2015
Reservation Fri May 01 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Disabled Access Only
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing Lake
  • Handicap Access
  • Parking
  • Pit Toilet
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Swimming - Lake
  • Toilet, Flush
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Water Drinking
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A non-refundable $10 on-line reservation fee will be charged for each reservation.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard

Cancellation Policy
A non-refundable fee of $5.00 will be charged for any reservation cancellation. An additional late cancellation fee may apply to cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date, depending on your reservation.

Please read the Fee and Cancellation Policy for more information


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Reservation Season
May 01 2014 -
Sep 01 2014
WALK TO NON ELECTRIC $9.00-$17.00
TENT NON ELECTRIC $10.00-$17.00
STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $10.00-$34.00
REMOTE NON ELEC $9.00-$17.00
Walk In Season
Sep 02 2014 -
Apr 30 2015
WALK TO NON ELECTRIC $10.00-$17.00
TENT NON ELECTRIC $10.00-$17.00
STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $10.00-$34.00
REMOTE NON ELEC $11.00-$17.00
Reservation Season
May 01 2015 -
Sep 07 2015
WALK TO NON ELECTRIC $9.00-$17.00
TENT NON ELECTRIC $10.00-$17.00
STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $10.00-$34.00
REMOTE NON ELEC $9.00-$17.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
Check-in / Registration for all Carrol Lake Campground, Clear Lake Area Campground, Indian Mounds Campground family and wilderness sites is at the Clear Lake Ranger Station.

To the Clear Lake Ranger Station from the intersection of Hwys 51 and 47 travel south, on Hwy 47, for approximately 3.5 miles and turn left on Woodruff Rd. Clear Lake Ranger Station will be on the right.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest - Clear Lake Area
8282 Woodruff road
Woodruff  WI  54568

Phone Number:

Information:  (715)356-3668
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