Vilas County Wisconsin Government Services - Torch Lake Campground & RV Park


















 

Forestry, Recreation, & Land Department

 

 

Torch Lake Campground & RV Park


CLICK HERE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS! 

 

Torch Lake Campground & RV Park is located at 5130 Torch Lake Road, 1½ miles south of Conover.   The campground/RV park offers 21 campsites, with the Campground Host occupying one site.

  Each guest site includes water & electrical hook-up, a fire ring with adjustable cooking grate, and a picnic table.  Free wi-fi is available.    There is one comfort station building and a dump station.

There is one dedicated ADA guest site within feet of the comfort station, this ADA compliant guest site includes an elevated fire ring with adjustable cooking grate.

This Campground/RV Park has direct access to the Vilas County ATV trail system, and is a short walk from Torch Lake Park & Beach.

 

Campground Map

 

Campground Location Map

 CAMPGROUND RULES

TORCH LAKE CAMPGROUND & RV PARK

Camping Fee is $35.00 per night.

Reservations

Campsite reservations are encouraged for Torch Lake Campground & RV Park, especially for weekend dates May through October. Reservations may be made by clicking here for camping up to 11 months in advance, or as late as two days before the date of occupancy, for a fee of $10.00/reservation.  The reservation fee is not refundable. Site 8 is ADA Accessible and can be reserved in advance.  This site is available on a first come first serve basis after 6pm. 

Cancellations

Cancellations may be made online or by calling (715) 479-5160.

If you cancel no later than 3 p.m. Central Time two days before the date of the reservation, you'll be credited a full refund of camping fees, but not the reservation fee.

If you cancel after that, you'll be credited a refund of camping fees for all but the first night. You will not be refunded the reservation or cancellation fees or the first night's camping fee.

No refunds are made for any part of a three-night holiday reservation once the site has been occupied. 

Registration, self-registration

All campers must register when they arrive at the park. If you have a reservation, be prepared to present your confirmation letter at the park office upon check-in. If you arrive and the park office is not open and you do not have a reservation, use a self-registration station. The self-registration station is near the park entrance.

To self-register for a campsite:

  1. Get a camping self-registration envelope at the self-registration pay station.
  2. Fill in the form and post the upper receipt portion at any untagged nonreservable site. Do not set up on any campsite before paying.
  3. Immediately return to the self-registration pay station. Put your payment in the envelope and deposit it in the slot. 

Occupying the campsite

A camping unit must occupy the reserved campsite by 3 p.m. on the second day of the reservation and must be present for the duration of the reservation. If you do not check in and occupy your reserved site before 3 p.m. the day after the scheduled arrival date and remain for the duration of the reservation, you will forfeit the site.

Campers on first-come, first-served sites must occupy the site the first night and any consecutive nights for which they have registered. 

ADA Accessible Site 8

This site is reserved for campers who require ADA access.  Disabled person license plate or placard must be clearly displayed.  If the site is not occupied by 6:00 pm, it is open on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Camping Party

A site may be occupied by a parent or parents with their dependent children and not more than two guests or a group of not more than six persons, regardless of age. 

Length of stay

To assure the greatest access to campsites, a maximum length of stay has been established. No one may camp, or leave a “camping unit”, i.e., RV, tent, etc. in place, in the campground/park for more than 21 days per site. 

Leaving early

If a camper decides to leave early, a refund may be issued. No refund will be given for the current night after the 3 p.m. checkout time. 

Hours

The park is closed to non-campers between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. All visitors must leave the park by 11 p.m. During closed hours, campers must be in or be en route to their registered campsites. No camping party may set up or take down a camping unit between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. 

Fires and firewood 

Firewood is available from the campground host for $5/bundle.  Do not bring firewood from home!

Firewood may be transported into the park from no more than 25 miles away from the park. (You may be asked to provide proof of origin). 

Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests (insects and diseases), Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood.

Fires are allowed in fire rings and grills only. Do not leave fires unattended and put out all fires before leaving. Do not burn garbage, plastic, glass, cans, or other recyclable items.

Watch children very closely around fires. When setting up to use an area, become aware of the location of the fire ring. Watch the wind direction to ensure sparks are not getting on flammable materials and put the fire out if wind changes begin to cause concern. Do not remove hot materials from the fire ring or grill and make sure the fire is out and the grill or fire ring is cool before leaving the area. 

Noise

Please be courteous to your camping neighbors. At no time may the noise on a campsite create a disturbance or interfere in any manner with other people's enjoyment of the park. Use of chainsaws after 9 p.m. is prohibited. 

Fireworks

Fireworks are not allowed.

Recycling and refuse

Plan your camping to produce as little trash as possible.

Campsites, buildings, and picnic areas do not have trash receptacles. However, there are dumpsters in the campground for your use if necessary. Bins are also available for recyclable items of glass, plastic, aluminum, and tin.

If using your own grill, place coals in an available park grill or fire ring, or at designated charcoal disposal sites.

Switching campsites

Campers may not switch sites without prior approval.

Waste water

Please collect and dispose of dish- and hand-washing water at the sanitary dumping station. It is against health and safety rules to dump this "gray water" on the ground.

Checkout time

Campsite check-in/check-out time is 3 p.m. You may set up earlier if the site was not occupied the night before. If you are unable to leave by 3 p.m., contact the park host or parks & recreation staff immediately.

No Peddling

Peddling and soliciting in County Parks is prohibited. (Ordinance 19.03).

Vehicles

Vehicles, including ATVs, are restricted to the designated roads, trails, and campsite parking areas, and are prohibited on green areas within the park.

Pets

All pets shall be effectively restrained or under the owner's control at all times.

Note: If you or any member or guest of your camping party violate any law or Campground Rules, you may be cited, evicted from the park, have your camping permit revoked, and lose any fees you have paid.