Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Nicolet Forest Map
Franklin Lake Campground North
Number of sites: 77(Reserve a site on-line)
Group sites: No
Picnic area: Yes
Boat access: Yes
Swim area: Yes
Hiking trail: Yes
Fee: $15/Night lakeshore family sites; $15/night for other family sites
Open/Close: North side, 5/2 - 10/16; South side, 5/25 - 9/7

franklin lake campground directions

Follow the Heritage Drive Scenic Byway to one of the most popular camping areas in the Nicolet located on the shores of crystal-clear Franklin Lake. This 881-acre lake provides excellent swimming, boating, and fishing. Historic stone and log structures and campsites mixed with tall pines and hemlocks are perched near the lake's edge--a beautiful setting for this campground that is on the National Registers of Historic Places. An interpretive center and naturalist programs are featured throughout the summer. In addition, a one-mile interpretive trail which passes Butternut Lake is available for every season. Numerous other trails are nearby, including the Hidden Lakes Trail connecting to Luna-White Deer Campground, as well as a six-mile trail to Anvil Lake Campground.

Site size information for tents, pickup campers, pop-up tent trailers, and Recreational Vehicles (RVs)
Franklin Lake South
Back in 25: Sites 21, 31
Back in 30: Sites 4, 16, 19
Back in 40: Sites 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8-15,17, 18, 22-30
Pull through tent: Sites 7, 20
Franklin Lake North
Back in 30: Site 76
Back in 35: Sites 53, 55-63
Back in 40: Sites 32-52, 54, 64-75, 77

franklin lake campgroung map


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