The Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest has partnered with the Horseshoe Trail Club, Inc. to reopen Horseshoe Lake Campground on August 19.
The Horseshoe Trail Club, Inc. has been working very hard to prepare the campground for opening. “We were able to get all the horse trails open ..., cleaned up the campground trees and brush, cut the grass, put in our highline poles and cleaned the bathrooms,” said Charlie Singler, president of Horseshoe Trail Club, Inc.
The Horseshoe Lake Campground was one of the sites closed in 2015 to help balance the Forest’s budget due to increasing operational costs. Since that time, the Washburn Ranger District has been looking for partners to help manage some recreation sites so they can remain open and available to visitors.
“The Horseshoe Trail Club has been working so hard to open the site for the public to enjoy,” said Michelle Davalos, District Ranger on the Washburn Ranger District of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. “We are very thankful to the club and their members for taking on this task.”
The campground will open August 19 and will remain open until October 31. The gate to the campground will be shut October 31, however the trails will still be accessible from area roads.
Horseshoe Lake Campground is located north of Ino, Wisconsin on Washburn Ranger District. It features 11 campsites complete with fire rings and picnic tables, hitching posts, 2 vault toilets, and garbage service for $12 per night. There are 12 miles of non-motorized trails in the area for users to enjoy. For visitors using the trails during the day there is a $5/vehicle day use fee or visitors can purchase an annual pass for $20. Visitors who are camping at Horseshoe Lake Campground do not need a day use pass to use the trails. Horse enthusiasts planning to use the campground and trails are reminded that there is a closure order along the lakeshore of Horseshoe Lake to protect the area.
To learn more about Horseshoe Lake Campground of if you have questions please contact the Washburn Ranger District at 715-373-2667.