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.
In addition, firewood that has been in an EAB quarantined area is not allowed on properties outside of the quarantined area. Please buy firewood nearby or at the property you are going to. Call the DNR toll-free Firewood Information Line 1-877-303-WOOD (9663) for information before packing for a trip.

Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest - Crystal Lake Area, WI

Photo: NORTHERN HIGHLAND-AMERICAN LEGION STATE FOREST - CRYSTAL LAKE AREA Photo: NORTHERN HIGHLAND-AMERICAN LEGION STATE FOREST - CRYSTAL LAKE AREA
Northern Highland - American Legion (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 and Clear Lake for reservation purposes. For a...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Jul 30 2015   Later Dates

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Alerts and Important Information

Crystal Lake and Muskie Lake Campgrounds share a fully staffed contact station, nature center, campground hosts, firewood sales, a disabled (ADA) access fishing pier, pay phones, a boat launch and a dump station. A bike path connects Crystal Lake and Firefly Lake Campgrounds to one another as well as to the town Boulder Junction. Firefly Campground has one boat launch located just outside the campground. No state park sticker is required to use the boat launch.

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. Some of the loops in the reservable campgrounds will be closed by locked gates, starting the day after Labor Day.

Jag and Musky Group Sites:

  • Maximum Stay is 7 consecutive days.
  • Jag Group Camp site is TENT ONLY!!

Plum Lake Campground is non-reservable at this time.

For Reservable Remote Camping (wilderness sites) in Allequash, Day, or Nebish Campgrounds be sure you are in the Crystal Lake Area.

Where to check in:

Campers for Crystal Lake, Firefly Lake, Muskie Lake Campgrounds family sites, as well as Allequash Lake, Day Lake, and Plum Lake, South Trout Lake, and Nebish Lake Reservable Remote Camping sites must check in at the Crystal Lake Contact Station prior to setting up camp. Campground managers will register Jag Lake and North Muskellunge group campers at the group sites. The Allequash Lake, Day Lake and Nebish Lake reservable remote camping sites are accessible by water only.

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

For more information about the park, please call (715) 542-3923 or visit the Norther Highland-American Legion State Forest (N.H.A.L.) website at www.wiparks.net



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 (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 and Clear Lake for reservation purposes. For a full appreciation of all the forest has to offer please review both areas prior to making reservations. Clear Lake Area.

Booking Window
Mon Sep 01 2014 - Thu Jul 30 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
  • Beach
  • Boat Launch
  • Campground Host
  • Disabled Access Only
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Handicap Access
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pit Toilet
  • Recycling Station
  • Showers
  • Toilet, Flush
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Water Activities
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Fillup Station
  • trash and recycling dumpsters
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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 $10.00-$17.00
STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $10.00-$34.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $9.00-$17.00
REMOTE NON ELEC $9.00-$14.00
GROUP TENTS NONELEC $10.00-$40.00
GROUP STAN NON ELEC $10.00
Walk In Season
Sep 02 2014 -
Apr 30 2015
WALK TO NON ELECTRIC $10.00-$17.00
STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $10.00-$34.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $9.00-$17.00
REMOTE NON ELEC $12.00-$14.00
GROUP TENTS NONELEC $10.00-$40.00
GROUP STAN NON ELEC $10.00
Reservation Season
May 01 2015 -
Sep 07 2015
WALK TO NON ELECTRIC $10.00-$17.00
STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $10.00-$34.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $9.00-$17.00
REMOTE NON ELEC $9.00-$14.00
GROUP TENTS NONELEC $10.00-$40.00
GROUP STAN NON ELEC $10.00

*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 Crystal Lake Area family and wilderness sites is at the Crystal Lake Contact Station.

To Crystal Lake Contact Station from the intersection of Hwys 51 and 47, travel north on Hwy 51, 6.2 miles to County Hwy M. Turn right on County Hwy M and go 2.7 miles to County Hwy N. Turn way N. right on County Hwy N and go 2 miles. The Crystal Lake Contact Contact station is on the left.
To Jag Lake Group Campground from the intersection of Hwys 51 and 47, travel north on Hwy 51 approximately 13 miles to County Hwy H. Turn right on County Hwy H, go approximately 1.5 miles, to North Creek Road. Turn right on North Creek Road, go approximately 1 mile. The group camp is on the left.
To North Muskellunge Group Campground from the intersection of Hwy 51 and 47, travel north on Hwy 51, 6.2 miles to County highway M. Go right on County Hwy M approximately 3 miles to Big Muskellunge Lake Road. Turn right on Big Muskellunge Lake Road, go approximately 2.5 miles. The group camp is on the right.
To Big Lake Campground from the intersection of Hwys 51 and 47, travel north on Hwy 51 approximately 13 miles to County Hwy H. Turn right on County Hwy H, go approximately 4.8 miles to County Hwy K. Turn left on County Hwy K, go approximately 6.9 miles to County Hwy P. Turn right on County Hwy P, go approximately 1.2 miles. The campground is on the right.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest - Crystal Lake Area
10200 Highway N,
BOULDER JUNCTION  WI  54512

Phone Number:

Information:  (715)542-3923
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