Coon Fork Lake County Park
IT'S HERE!! Our internet reservation system is in operation. Each item purchased through the internet will be charged a $2.00 convenience fee. Note that holiday weekends now have a three night minimum. Please click the following link to access the reservation system: www.eccountyparks.com Reservations will be accepted three (3) days or more prior to your first night of camping. However, you can check if there are first-come, first-served sites available that can be rented ONLY at Coon Fork within that period. You can still mail or drop off reservations at the Administrative Office in Altoona. You will receive confirmation as in the past. Any questions, please call us at (715)839-4783 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Evenings and weekends during regular park season (May 1 thru Sept 15) call (715)286-5536.
Coon Fork County Park Brochure with Map and Fee Schedule(you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these documents)
The campground is located on the east side of Coon Fork Lake, and is for use by registered campers and their guests. Currently full access camping fees are charged from May 1 through September 15. Facilities include: a boat landing (only electric trolling motors are allowed on the lake); dumping station; a swimming beach; volleyball court; playgrounds; toilet facilities; water pumps; two shower buildings; hiking trails, and boat and canoe rentals. Firewood and ice can be purchased at the campground office as well. Reduced rates are charged from September 16 until May 1 with limited campsites and facilities available. Firewood is not available for purchase.
Coon Fork Lake County Park
There are 88 campsites in loops A, B, and C, with 54 reservable (5 barrier-free with electricity, 12 lakeside, 22 electric, 15 non-electric) and 34 non-reservable (10 electric, 12 lakeside, and 12 non-reservable). Each campsite is provided with a picnic table, trash bag, fire ring, and bench. Check out time for all campsites is 3:00 p.m.
This "BIG RIG FRIENDLY" loop contains 20 larger campsites for use by self-contained camping units only. A self-contained camping unit is defined as "A camping unit that contains at a minimum a water storage facility and toilet facility that discharges to a liquid waste holding tank that is an integral part of the unit or to a sewage disposal system." Each site has 50 amp electric service and water hook-ups. Sixteen sites are reservable (includes 9 pull through with one being barrier-free) and 4 non-reservable (includes 1 pull-through).
Campsite at Coon Fork
Barrier Free Sites
Six barrier-free campsites are available for use by disabled persons. These sites are reservable and have electric hookups, elevated fire rings/cooking grates, wheelchair accessible picnic tables, and hard surfacing. These six sites will be available for use by people without disabilities only after all other electric sites are filled. The last two sites may be subject to a one-night stay if a disabled person makes a request by noon of the next day. The last site must then be vacated by 3:00 p.m.
Coon Fork County Park Campsite Reservations can be made via the internet at the link above or by clicking on the following link: www.eccountyparks.com. Internet reservations must be paid with credit/debit card. All reservations must be made at least 3 days before the first night of the reservation.
Reservations can be made in person or thru the mail if paid by check or cash. Contact the Parks & Forest Administrative Office for more information. Mail-in applications must be submitted to the Eau Claire County Parks & Forest Department at 227 1st Street West, Altoona WI 54720.
Electric fees will be charged whenever an electrical site is occupied regardless if electricity is used. Reservations are not valid unless confirmed by the Parks & Forest Department. Full payment is required at time of reservation and may not be less than 3 days prior to the beginning of the reservation. Reservations can be made in person from May 1 thru September 15 at the Coon Fork County Park campground office.
One person may reserve two sites per camping period. Applicant must be a member of the camping party that will occupy one of the sites.
A camping party is any individual, family, unorganized group, or juvenile group. A family camping party is parent(s) with their unmarried children and no more than two guests. An unorganized group is a camping party composed of five or fewer persons. A juvenile group is an established organization with at least one and no more than two adults for every ten juveniles.
Applications will only be accepted for a minimum of two nights/three nights on holiday weekends (unless holiday falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday). The maximum length of stay is fourteen consecutive nights. The county does not require occupancy at anytime. The parks and forest department reserves the right to change the assignment of sites as necessary.
The person to whom the campsite is registered will be held accountable for any violation that occurs at their campsite.
Refunds for camping and electric fees will be given if done 14 days or more with the administrative office before the first scheduled camping night will be made per 16.30.030 E of the County Code.
From Augusta go 1 mile east on US HWY 12 then left onto CTH CF 5 miles to this 383 acre park. The park is approximately 30 miles from Eau Claire.
About the Facilities
A recreation trailer, motor home, or pickup camper may occupy a campsite. Motor vehicles must be parked on the gravel parking area of the campsite. No more than two motor vehicles, including the motorized camping unit if a vehicle, are permitted at one campsite (no exceptions). Additional vehicles may be parked in the overflow parking lot by the park office but must pay the vehicle entrance fee of $3/day unless the vehicle displays an annual pass. Camping fees include two vehicle passes per site for the paid camping period.
Firewood and ice are sold during the hours posted. Swimming beaches are located on both the east and west sides of the 80 acre lake. Lifeguards are not on duty at these beaches. Swimming will be at your own risk. Children should not be left unsupervised. Swimming and wading is not allowed during an electrical storm or other life-threatening weather, or after dark. Glass containers, grills, or other hot cooking devices are not allowed on either the sand or grass areas of the beaches.
Subject to regulations, pets are permitted at Coon Fork Lake County Park. Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than eight feet and must be under the owner's control at all times. Please fill in any holes dug up by your pets and clean up any droppings. Pets are not allowed on the beach areas (sand or grass), the playground areas, inside any buildings, or in the picnic area on the dayside. Pet owners are expected to keep their pets quiet during the quiet hours.
Please assist us by bringing your clean glass, tin, and aluminum to the recycling bins near the park office. Please dispose of your non-recyclable refuse in nearby dumpsters. Please do no leave refuse bags at your campsite.
Park quiet hours are between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Other than registered campers, all visitors must leave the park before 11:00 p.m., and no persons or vehicles will be allowed to enter the park between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., except in the case of an emergency. Noise from one campsite should not be bothersome to campers trying to sleep at an adjoining campsite. Those interested in "burning the midnight oil" are asked to speak softly, play radios at a low volume, and not make unnecessary noise.
Hiking and mountain bike trails are located on both the day and campground sides of the lake as well as the Evergreen Ski Area across County Rd CF.
ATV/UTV use is NOT allowed in the park.
Coon Fork Lake County Park dayside area has approximately two miles of cross-county ski trails groomed for classic skiing. Snowshoeing along the side of the ski trails is allowed. A copy of the ski trail map can be accessed by clicking the following link:
Coon Fork Lake County Park Ski Trail Map