This 100-acre US Forest Service campground area flanks 625-acre Day Lake. A variety of habitats, including floating sphagnum-tamarack bogs, attract seasonal waterfowl, raptors, and Northwoods’ mammals. Barrier-free viewing platforms, two nesting structures and shoreline hiking trails provide great opportunities to watch osprey and bald eagle.
Directions: From Clam Lake take Cty M west .33 miles, past Cty GG. Follow signs to the boat landing and day use area. Park in the paved lot near the picnic area.
Gazetteer: Page 95, C-5 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 26, E-4 (10th edition).
Amenities: Restrooms, drinking fountain, gravel trails, viewing platform, hiking trails, picnicking, camping (66 sites), boat landing, fishing, swimming beach.
Notes: Bring your fishing gear; Day Lake is loaded with small-to-medium Musky.
Phone: 715/264-2511 (US Forest Service).
Web site: Day Lake Campground
Rarities: Bald Eagle and Osprey.
Admission Fee: Yes.
Signature Species: Waterfowl, warblers.
Seasonality: Best in spring, summer and fall.
Nearest food & lodging: Clam Lake, .5-miles southwest.