Northern Wisconsin Camping

Explore the Wonders of Northern Wisconsin Camping in Phelps

Enjoy the peace and quiet, and the beauty of Phelps nature with a camping trip in Wisconsin. View this Discover Wisconsin video clip Phelps: Wonders of the Northwoods to see wilderness camping in Wisconsin, northwoods resorts and cabins, outdoor activities, and more.

There are two campgrounds in the Town of Phelps: Kentuck Lake Campground and Spectacle Lake Campground. The campsites are spacious with fabulous views of these pristine Northern Wisconsin lakes. At Spectacle Lake, there are beautiful sandy beaches marked with buoys for children to swim at close range.

Camping on Northern Wisconsin LakesBoth northern Wisconsin campgrounds are perfect for pitching tents or parking campers and RV’s. For nature lovers, there is a hiking trail that connects the two campgrounds and follows historical logging grades.

View a map of Northern Wisconsin camping near Phelps and Upper Michigan.

Discover the Best Northern Wisconsin Camping in Vilas County

Some of the best northern Wisconsin camping can be found in Vilas County. And, there’s nothing like wilderness camping in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest! For those who are a bit more adventurous, you’ll love the rustic camping in Blackjack Springs Wilderness.

The main feature of this 5,800-acre wilderness area is “a series of four large, crystal clear springs that form the headwaters of Blackjack Creek, in the midst of dense forest cover.” Deerskin River and Whispering Lake (also known by locals as Echo Lake) are also in the Blackjack Springs Wilderness area. Spectacular hiking trails can also be found throughout the entire area, which is located 7 miles northeast of Eagle River, Wisconsin, in Vilas County.

Northern Wisconsin Camping

Come and discover for yourself why the best Northern Wisconsin camping is near Phelps! Learn more about other camping locations in Vilas County.

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Camping in Wisconsin: Campfire Stories and More

After a long invigorating day of outdoor activities, summer camping, or wintertime fun, there’s nothing like ending the night with a mesmerizing, crackling fire…..and campfire stories that make you sleep with one eye open all night long! Whether it’s spooky stories to keep you on the edge of your seat, stories of folk lore and old times, or simply sharing your adventures of the day, campfire stories are a wonderful way for families and friends to bond under the stars.

Campfire while camping in Vilas CountySpooky Campfire Stories

Campfire Stories (Submit your own campfire story!)

Boy Scout Campfire Stories

Happy Camper Campfire Stories

MacScouter Tall Tales and Campfire Stories

Camping in Wisconsin: Firewood Guidelines
Wisconsin has developed a number of requirements pertaining to the movement of firewood coming into the state and the movement of firewood within the state’s borders. This is to limit the spread or introduction of invasive insects and diseases that are easily transported on firewood including emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, or oak wilt.

Wisconsin Firewood Restrictions

Wisconsin DNR Firewood Guidelines

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