SMITH RAPIDS PAVILION, WI

Smith Rapids Pavilion is day-use picnicking area contained within Smith Rapids Campground. Both accommodate equestrians and are situated near a variety of scenic spots in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in northern Wisconsin. The pavilion is popular for its access to miles...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates

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  • Bring insect repellent
  • Outside vehicles may park at the facility for an additional fee
  • Click here for more information on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
  • 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 dontmovefirewood.org for more information.
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SMITH RAPIDS PAVILION GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC 30 Accessible 15
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Smith Rapids Pavilion is day-use picnicking area contained within Smith Rapids Campground. Both accommodate equestrians and are situated near a variety of scenic spots in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in northern Wisconsin. The pavilion is popular for its access to miles of horseback riding trails.

Natural Features:

At an elevation of about 1,500 feet, the pavilion provides a shaded picnic site. Smith Rapids is located on the South Fork of the Flambeau River, with a scenic view of Smith Rapids Covered Bridge. Constructed in 1991, the bridge is the only glue-laminated town lattice covered bridge in Wisconsin.

Recreation:

Smiths Rapids is specifically tailored to accommodate horseback riders, providing direct access to the 18.5-mile Smith River Saddle Equestrian Trail. The trails in the area are very rugged and have a limited maintenance schedule, but remain popular with equestrian riders and campers alike.

The fast-flowing South Fork of the Flambeau River is popular among canoeists. A carry-down boat ramp is available at the campground. The river is populated with a variety of trout.

The campground also provides access to the 60-mile Flambeau Trail System, open to off-road vehicles, hiking and mountain biking. The trail is highlighted by rolling terrain, tree-lined corridors, wooden bridges and vistas overlooking various bogs and lakes. It is a popular snowmobiling location during winter months.

Facilities:

The accessible pavilion is a day-use picnic area for groups of up to 30 people. No overnight camping is available at the pavilion. Picnic tables, grills and campfire rings are provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water.

Nearby Attractions:

Park Falls, Wisconsin is approximately 17 miles from the campground and is a full service community.

Booking Window
Tue Sep 23 2014 - Sat Sep 19 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Peak Sun Apr 26 2015 Sun Oct 25 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hitching Racks
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
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 $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $25.00
Peak Season
Apr 26 2015 -
Oct 25 2015
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $25.00

*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
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.91028, -90.17389
45°54'37"N, 90°10'26"W

From the intersection of Highways 13 and Highway 70 in Fifield, drive about 12 miles east on Highway 70 to Forest Service Road 148. Turn left (north) and continue just over a mile on Forest Service Road 148, to the Smith Rapids Campground entrance.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SMITH RAPIDS PAVILION
1170 4TH AVE. SOUTH
PARK FALLS  WI  54552

Phone Number:

Project Office: (715)762-2461
Additional Information