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Pine and Popple Wild Rivers

Canoe Camping

Rules governing camping differ depending on land ownership. A limited number of primitive canoe campsites are provided along the river on state-owned lands. Camping is not restricted on Florence County and Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest land, and the user may set up on any suitable site along the river. Camping may or may not be permitted by the landowner on private industrial forest land, and local inquiries should be made as to the permissibility of camping on these lands.


A number of small campgrounds are located in the river area. All campgrounds have toilets and drinking water, except for We Energies site number 24 on the south side of the Pine Flowage, where water isn't available.

Upper river — U.S. Forest Service campgrounds

Chipmunk Rapids — six sites on the Pine River

Lost Lake — 27 sites

Lauterman Lake — five sites

Perch Lake — five sites

Morgan Lake — 18 sites

Mid-river — We Energies

Pine Flowage — site 34, north/three sites

Pine Flowage — site 24, south/three sites

Mid-river — Florence County

Emily Lake — 18 sites

West Bass Lake — 18 sites