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Camping at Big Lake -
August 2-4, 2019 Friday-Sunday

Big Lake - Click for Google Maps Map
6690 County Road P
Presque Isle WI 54557

Camping at Big Lake Aug. 2-4!!
(Hosted by Sara Bredesen and Floyd Enzenbach)

Brush off the tent fly and polish up the ol’ Coleman for camping the weekend of Aug. 2-4 at Big Lake Campground in the Northern Highland State Forest near Manitowish Waters/Boulder Junction. This CWN outing offers a fresh view of Wisconsin’s beautiful northwoods from gorgeous Vilas County.

Big Lake is a state forest campground (sticker required) with the option of reserving one of 70 sites or picking one of the drive-in/first-come spots
https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/StateForests/nhal/documents/biglake.pdf .
Facilities are rustic with hand pumps and pit toilets. Big Lake is ideal for paddling, fishing and sitting with a glass of wine at day’s end, or with a warm mug of caffeine to catch the early sun.

More energetic activities include a Saturday kayak outing (Aug. 3) on the Manitowish River (plans are being finalized for a group paddle and will be passed along soon), biking on the fabulous Manitowish bike trail
, and hiking at Big Lake or nearby in the NHSF or Rice Creek State Natural Area. We hear that fishing on Big Lake is pretty darned good, too.

We’ll meet for a campfire Friday evening (Aug. 2) for s’mores and an activity that will have everyone else in the campground wishing they were part of CWN - (Hey, maybe some new members!!!!).

The weekend can start and end any day you want. Your hosts will be getting there several days early. Make your reservations, or let us know you’re coming so we can “hold” a few sites.

Options, options, options:

-Don’t have camping equipment but would really like to give it a try? Contact Floyd or Sara. We can rustle up extra stuff.
-Don’t like rustic? Showers are available at other nearby campsites as long as you are a registered camper at Big Lake.
-Also, nearby Camp Holiday
has all amenities, including Class A hookups.
-Don’t like camping but like the idea of joining the group activities? Here’s a starter kit for other places to stay
-Want to eat out while you’re there? Here’s some more info for great restaurants
(and Sara makes a darned good camp breakfast if you put in your order early).

Directions to Big Lake Campground: From the intersection of Highways 51 and 47 in Woodruff, travel Highway 51 north 6.2 miles to Highway M. Turn right on Highway M then go 9 miles to Boulder Junction. Turn left on Highway K west out of Boulder Junction, go 10 miles, then turn right onto Highway P. The campground is 1.2 miles on the right.

RSVP and questions to: Sara 715-360-7253 stbrede@gmail.com or Floyd 715-680-1304 floydkayakk@frontier.com.

Contact: RSVP and questions to: Sara 715-360-7253 stbrede@gmail.com or Floyd 715-680-1304 floydkayakk@frontier.com.

Door County Campout -
Friday, September 6, 2019

Peninsula State Park - Click for Google Maps Map
4020 Main St
Fish Creek WI 54212

Door County - Fall Campout

Peninsula State Park

4020 Main St
Fish Creek WI 54212

Friday to Sunday - September 6-8

State park stickers are required on each vehicle. This fee is your responsibility.


 Our CWN fall campout will be at Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek on the Door Peninsula. This year our sites (# 355, 357, 359) will be located in Tennison Bay. We have four campsites each of which can be shared by up to six people. 


Each site can accommodate only one camper trailer; so the first three with trailers who register and pay will get one of those sites. We are allowed multiple tents, but others with camper trailers will have to pay for their own campsites nearby in Peninsula State Park. 

No camping experience is needed. If you don’t have a tent or equipment, we will match you up with someone who does.


Four group meals are provided. These include:

·        Friday’s evening meal (Everyone bring chili for our famous chili dump!)

·        Saturday’s breakfast and dinner (lunch is on your own)

·        Sunday’s breakfast. Coffee, juice, and water will be provided.

Bring additional beverages, if you wish, for yourself.



$40.00 Members

$45.00 Non-Members.

$20.00 Members who are not camping with us, but wish to join us for meals.


To Register:

Send a check made out to CWN and the Registration Form on next page to:


Dave Stepanik, CWN Treasurer

5410 2612 Nightingale Lane

Wausau, WI  54401



 Questions?  Call Mary Readel at 715-446-2728.



Door County - Fall Campout

Peninsula State Park

4020 Main St.
Fish Creek WI 54212

Friday to Sunday - September 6-8

Deadline:   September 3rd


Make your check out to CWN:

                $40 members

    ­            $45 Non-Members

   ­             $20 Members meals only




Phone ____________________________________




Camping with_______________________________


Plan to arrive at (day/time)____________________


I will bring:


    ____ Pop Up Camper

    ____ Small RV

    ____ Just Me!



Send your check and this Registration Form to:


Dave Stepanik, CWN Treasurer

5410 2612 Nightingale Lane

Wausau, WI  54401


Questions?   Contact Mary Readel at 715-446-2728.

Contact: Questions? - Mary Readel at 715-446-2728




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