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The Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area offers 66 remote
campsites accessible by water only (6 new sites in 2010). The
family campsites and two of the group sites do not require
registration, a fee, or a camping permit. Six of the group sites are
available by reservation only and require a fee.
Camping is allowed in designated campsites only. Designated sites all have a steel fire
ring and an open air pit toilet and are identified with a site number. You MAY NOT
establish new campsites or camp at undesignated sites. There is a ten day limit on
camping at all campsites on the property. In addition, when you set up camp you must
occupy the site the first night and you may not leave it unoccupied for more than one
night thereafter (you may not leave unattended camping equipment to "save" a site).
Fifty-eight sites scattered throughout the property are designated family campsites.
These sites are limited to a single camping party only. A single camping party consists of
an individual, a family (parents, dependent children, and not more than two guests), or a
group not exceeding six unrelated persons. Seventeen of the family campsites include a
picnic table as well as the fire ring and open air pit toilet. These sites are designated with
a letter "C" as the prefix to the site number.
One of the family sites includes facilities which make it more accessible to persons with
physical disabilities. This is site number "A1" on the map above.
Forty of the family sites are more rustic and do not include a picnic
table. The site numbers for the rustic sites have a letter "D" prefix
There are eight group campsites. The group campsites are
designated with a letter "B" site number prefix on the map to the
Two of these (B1 and B2) are on a first come, first served basis
(not reservable). These sites include two fire rings, two pit toilets, and a picnic table.
These sites accommodate groups larger than what is allowed in family sites; between
seven and twenty persons.
6 new group campsites
Six other group sites (B3 through B8) are available by reservation only from May 15 -
October 30 (April 15 - October 30 starting in 2011). These six sites are divided into two
groups of three sites clustered together sharing one toilet building. Each site allows
wheelchair access and accommodates seven to fifteen persons. A picnic table, three
benches and a fire-ring also occupy each site. These are primitive sites with no running
water or garbage disposal available. Please pack your garbage and recyclables out to the
boat landing where dumpsters and recycling bins are available.
There is a fee associated with these six sites: $40.00 per night per site for the general public; $10.00 per night per site
for a Wisconsin non-profit youth group. Your stay is limited to ten days. You do not need to check in anywhere but a
card with your party's name will be attached to the site post and will indicate your departure
Reserve a Group Campsite [exit DNR] online or call 1-800-372-3607 during regular business
Things To Remember
•Because there is no camper registration, you should leave your planned itinerary with friends or
family so that you can be located in case of an emergency.
•If there are National Weather Service warnings, available property staff will attempt to notify visitors; however, staff
are not on duty 24 hours a day and staff that are available will not be able to contact all visitors. Bringing a weather
band radio or tuning to WCQM 98.3 FM for local weather warnings is a good idea.
•In case of emergency call 911. You may want to bring a cell phone; however, cell phone coverage can sometimes be
unreliable. A public pay phone is available at Springstead Landing.
•Bringing a GPS unit may be helpful for reporting the location of an emergency or for locating a campsite or boat
landing using GPS Coordinates [PDF 28KB].
•Sound carries long distances over water. Please be respectful of others and keep noise to a minimum. You may not
operate any sound truck, loudspeaker, generator, chainsaw or other device that produces excessive, loud or unusual
noise. Possession or discharge of any type of fireworks is illegal.
•Bring water for drinking and cooking from home or use the hand pump at Springstread Landing. Consuming water
from any lake or stream is not safe unless it has been properly treated.
•Always store food securely out of the reach of animals. Never bring food into your tent. Problems with bears at
campsites have been infrequent. Visits by raccoons and red squirrels are a more common problem and these animals
can do a lot of damage. If food is not available, unwanted visits will be minimized.
Because camping in the Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area is first come first serve, there is always the possibility
that you will not find an available campsite when you arrive; therefore, you should have a contingency plan.
Camping is available at Lake of the Falls County Park located on the north end of the Flowage off County Highway FF.