Lake of the Pines Campground Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The Flambeau River is a remote watercourse ﬂowing through a state forest of 90,000 acres, where bears, wolves, and other wildlife abound. I found proof of this on the nature trail at Lake of the Pines Campground—fresh bear scat! Don’t think that deterred me from staying here overnight. Quite the contrary—it only reinforced my opinion that this was a great place to camp; you are really getting back to nature when a bear or two has enough room to roam. And Lake of the Pines is an ideally located base camp for canoeing both forks of the Flambeau, in addition to other forest pursuits. Lake of the Pines is the headwater of Connors Creek, which ﬂows into the North Fork Flambeau River. Lake of the Pines Road dead-ends into the campground, which has two loops. The lower loop has eight campsites resting beneath a hardwood forest of sugar maple, birch, basswood, and a few spruce trees.
Thick brush grows between most of these widespread sites, all located on the outside of the loop. The road climbs a small hill to the upper loop. These sites are well shaded but are closer together than the lower loop, oﬀering only average campsite privacy. The forested setting is just as pretty as the lower loop."