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Flambeau River State ForestCurrent conditions

Hiking Trails

The Flambeau River State Forest has a plethora of hunter/walking trails and some very beautiful scenic hiking and nature trails. Stop in at the Flambeau River State Forest Headquarters for maps of Hunter Walking Trails.

ATV Trails

ATV/UTV Trails are open for use. Drive safely and be aware of new elk calves and deer fawns.

Events

Coming events to the Flambeau River State Forest.

Campground conditions

Don't move firewood!

Don't move firewood!Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood.

Lake of the Pines Campground is open. It is a very beautiful rustic, quiet and well maintained campground. It is located on a bluff overlooking Lake of the Pines. Many of the sites are on the lake side where you can watch the early morning sunrise in the east.  It has a very nice nature trail connected to the campgrounds where you can hike and explore the area. New to the campground is a 50 foot ADA accessible fishing pier, which has been removed for the winter months and will be reinstalled very soon.

Connors Lake Campground and Picnic Area. A number of the sites at Connors Lake Campground are located directly on Connors Lake and are also very well maintained. Connors Lake opens for the season Memorial Day weekend.

If you are interested in reserving sites for 2020.  Lake of the Pines campground and Connors Lake Campground can be reserved through the camping page of the DNR website or by going on or calling 1-888-947-2757 to register.  Both campgrounds are little gems, so think “camping!”

Flambeau River Campsites are located along the North fork of the Flambeau River in the State Forest.  This area includes seven landings and 14 river sites that are diligently maintained. Most of the river sites have from 1 to 3 camping units on the sites. The sites include a picnic table, fire ring and toilet facilities.  There are also three group sites in operation. All river sites are free to the public but must be accessed only by watercraft from the river. Staff will soon be able to access the river sites and spring clean.

River and lake conditions

The river is still seasonably high, and some of the shallow areas of small lakes and ponds have been freezing over at night. The docks have been removed from Lake of the Pines and Connors Lake, along with the fishing pier at Lake of the Pines.

If you need more information about the FRSF, email or call 715-332-5271 ext.111. Be cautious when the river runs high and fast (carries debris), know your limitations, have the right safety equipment, tell someone your trip plans, be aware of the weather, steer clear of rocks, never enter the river under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Nature

Most of the leaves are off the trees, with a few oaks still holding on. Deer hunting at the Flambeau River State Forest is starting to heat up with the rut approaching. Waterfowl action should begin to pick up as well with the colder temps bringing birds down from the north. Grouse hunters have reported slow hunting with few birds being taken.

Last revised: Friday November 01 2019