Campgrounds

New to 2022
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS FOR campsites BEGAN march 1st at 9 am
for standard season


- PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR CAMPGROUND SEASON DATES -


 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. 
Each campground is located on a large body of water and all three offer excellent sportfishing opportunities. No more than one (1) camping unit (tent, trailer, RV or other similar type of shelter) may occupy each site. Camping rates are subject to change. All campsites available for advance reservations and same day check-in as long as sites are available at time of check-in and do not interfere with upcoming reservations.



Campground Opening and closing dates

Standard Season: from two Fridays before Memorial Day to Monday after Labor Day (full service and amenities provided). Advance reservation and first come first serve basis.

Extended Season: earliest opening May 1st and latest closing October 31st (full service and amenities provided). At the complete discretion of Department staff dependent on weather and available staffing. NO advance reservation, only first come first serve basis.

Off-Season: Only offered at Gordon Dam. Day after the Standard Season and/or Extended Season closing date until the campground is inaccessible by highway vehicles due to snow conditions on the access road (electric service provided at electric sites, NO other service or amenities provided). NO advance reservation, only first come first serve basis.


Mooney Dam County Park

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

Located on Lower Eau Claire Lake in the town of Gordon, this park offers visitors 10 electric and 4 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:

Electric site: $25.00/night
Non-electric site:  $20.00/night

Firewood:  $5.00/armload
Groups of more than 5:  Additional $2.00/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)Gordon Damn Park Reserve
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: 22 with electric hook-up and 11 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:  $25.00/night
Non-electric site:  $20.00/night
Firewood:  $5.00/armload
Groups of more than 5:  Additional $2.00/person

Off-Season Camping:
Offered following the standard and extended camping season, until snow covers the road on a first-come, first-served self-registration basis.  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:
$20.00/night at any site. Electric will remain on during off-season.

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

Lucius Woods County Park

(location map)Lucius Woods Park Reserve
9231 East Marion Avenue, Solon Springs, WI  54873

Located on Upper St. Croix Lake in the village of Solon Springs, this park offers visitors 29 total sites: 23 with electrical and water hook-ups and, 9 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:  $25.00/night
Non-electric site:  $20.00/night
Firewood:  $5.00/armload
Groups of more than 5:  Additional $2.00/person

Off-Season Camping:
Not available.

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

Reservation Policy


Reservations


Include a non-refundable $5.00 Reservation Service Fee in addition to the camping fee.

Campsites in all 3 campgrounds may be reserved in advance for the Standard Season (from two Fridays before Memorial Day to Monday after Labor Day). Advance reservation is NOT offered for Extended Season or Off-Season dates, campsites will only be available on first come first serve basis.

Campsite reservations may be made online up to 6 months in advance and up to 14 days prior to the date of occupancy. Changes to existing reservations can be made by contacting the Forestry Department Office in Solon Springs at (715) 378-2219 during open business hours. By submitting a reservation, the individual expressly agrees to ensure compliance with State/local laws and park use rules and regulations by themself and all of their guests.

Check-In/Check-Out


Campsite Check-In at 2:00 PM and Check-Out at NOON (12:00 PM).

Cancellations


All cancellations must be made by calling the Forestry Department Office in Solon Springs during open business hours at (715) 378-2219. A full refund less the Reservation Service Fee will be provided when a reservation is cancelled 24 hours or more in advance of check-in time (2:00 PM) on the first day of the scheduled reservation. For reservations cancelled less than 24 hours in advance of check-in time (2:00 PM) on the first day of the scheduled reservation, the first night camping fee plus the Reservation Service Fee will be forfeited.

Total camping fees plus the Reservation Service Fee will be forfeited for any scheduled reservation where the site has not been occupied by check-in time (2:00 PM) on the second day of the reservation.

Non-reserved, unoccupied campsites are available anytime on a first come first served basis.