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Full service Douglas County campgrounds open for the season the weekend before Memorial Day and close the weekend after Labor Day.

The Douglas County Forest offers three developed campgrounds each offering unique amenities and attractions; Lucius Woods County Park, Gordon Dam County Park, and Mooney Dam County Park.  These campgrounds are open annually during the summer months offering full services from
two Fridays before Memorial Day to one week after Labor Day.  Off-season camping is only offered at Gordon Dam County Park (see Gordon Dam section below for further information).  Each campground is located on a large body of water and all three offer excellent sportfishing opportunities.  All camp sites are available on a first-come first-served basis with NO advance reservations available.  Camping rates are subject to change.


Mooney Dam County Park (location map)
14293 South Fowlers Circle, Gordon, WI 54838

Located on Lower Eau Claire Lake in the town of Gordon, this park offers visitors 11 non-electric campsites, containing fire rings, picnic tables, and benches.  There is a boat launch with excellent fishing opportunities, newer vault toilets, picnic and grill areas.  Mooney Dam is located on Lower Eau Claire Lake, 13 miles east of Gordon on County Road Y.

Camping Rates:

Non-electric site:  $10.00/night
Firewood:  $3.00/armload
Groups of more than 5:  Additional $1.00/person

Off-Season Camping:
Not available.

Mooney Dam County Park Brochure
Printed brochures are available by contacting the Forestry Department. 



Gordon Dam County Park
(location map)
7201 East County Highway Y, Gordon, WI  54838

Located on the St. Croix Flowage (Gordon Flowage) in the town of Gordon, this park offers visitors 33 total camping sites: 12 with electric hook-up and 21 non-electric campsites, containing fire rings, picnic tables, and benches.  The park has opportunities for picnicking, boating, swimming, hiking, wildlife viewing, and excellent fishing opportunities.   

Other amenities include a fish cleaning house, canoe and boat launch with a handicap accessible dock, children's playground, newer vault toilets, several picnic sites with grills, and an official "Watchable Wildlife" viewing area.

The park is located at the headwaters of the St. Croix Scenic River, seven miles west of Gordon on County Road Y, which is approximately 37 miles south of Superior on US Highway 53.


Camping Rates:
Electric site:  $18.00/night
Non-electric site:  $15.00/night
Firewood:  $3.00/armload
Groups of more than 5:  Additional $1.00/person

Off-Season Camping:
Offered from the second Tuesday after Labor Day until two Thursdays before Memorial Day; on a first-come, first-served self-registration basis.  No electric service provided, upper restrooms are open but not stocked or serviced, no garbage pickup provided (100% carry-in carry-out), no firewood delivery provided, and the fish cleaning house is closed.  Water hand pumps are available for use.

Off-Season access to the park is 100% weather dependent and no snow removal or vehicle recovery services will be provided.  Access at your own risk.  The park access road serves as a winter snowmobile trail during the winter months and is actively groomed for snowmobile use. Use of the road during this time of year by highway vehicles is prohibited.

Off-Season Camping Rates:
$10.00/night at any site.

Gordon Dam Park Brochure
Printed brochures are available by contacting the Douglas County Forestry Department.


Spring 2014 Update:

-Due to the excessive winter snowfall, the Bateau shelter in Lucius Woods Park collapsed and will be removed.  We are planning to construct a new shelter sometime late in the fall of 2014
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Lucius Woods County Park (location map)
9231 East Marion Avenue, Solon Springs, WI  54873

Located on Upper St. Croix Lake in the village of Solon Springs, this park offers visitors 24 total sites: 13 with electrical and water hook-ups and, 11 non-electric campsites, containing fire rings, picnic tables, and benches.  Lucius Woods amenities include showers, flush toilets, a sanitary dump station, opportunities for picnicking, swimming, hiking, the Music in the Park concert series, and excellent fishing opportunities.

The park has many hiking trails, a bateau shelter, children's playground, a beautiful swimming beach, a large log pavilion with a fieldstone fireplace, many picnic areas with grills, and an open-air performing arts amphitheater.  The amphitheater is home to Music in the Park, an annual outdoor concert series on the shore of Lake St. Croix.  The Giesen Concert Shell is the backdrop for the performances on Saturday evenings throughout the summer.  The schedule changes annually.  To view a schedule of the concerts, visit Lucius Woods Performing Arts Center.

Camping Rates:

Electric site:  $18.00/night
Non-electric site:  $15.00/night
Firewood:  $3.00/armload
Groups of more than 5:  Additional $1.00/person

Off-Season Camping:
Not available.

Lucius Woods County Park Brochure
Printed brochures are available by contacting the Douglas County Forestry Department.


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