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Charles De Langlade Recreation Area

Charles De Langlade Recreation Area is located near Post Lake, WI about 30 miles northeast of Antigo, WI. This area is about 600-acres of county-owned lands and contains two small, undeveloped lakes named Perch and Aninnan. While visiting this hidden gem you can expect to see stunning scenery of towering pines, large oaks, low bog areas, natural shorelines and an abundance of wildlife such as Trumpeter Swans!

Fun Fact: Trumpeter Swans were almost entirely eliminated from Wisconsin
in the late 1880s due to habitat loss and market hunting. Fortunately, re-introduction efforts that occurred in the late 1980s proved highly successful that the species was removed from the endangered species list in 2009! Although Trumpeter Swan numbers now exceed 5,000 in Wisconsin, it is not very common to see them in Langlade County until recently! A small group of Trumpeter Swans have been spotted in the Post Lake area. They most likely live on the Wolf River but come to visit Perch and Aninnan often so be sure to keep an eye out for these large majestic birds! If you are interested in learning more about Trumpeter Swans in Wisconsin click here.

Aside from wildlife, there is an abundance of recreational opportunities at Charles De Langlade Recreation Area as well! When Langlade County purchased this property in 2017, we knew this area would be perfect for people to explore, camp and participate in endless nature-based activities. These activities include:

  • Tent Camping                                            
  • RV Camping
  • One Group Site
  • Double Sites                                               
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking
  • Wildlife Viewing/Photography
  • Berry Picking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice Fishing
Fishing Opportunities at Charles De Langlade:
  • Public Boat Launch* on both lakes - no fee
  • Shoreline fishing opportunities
  • Ice Fishing
*These boat landings are primitive and cannot handle all boat/trailer sizes.

More about Aninnan Lake | Lake Map
Size: 39 acres
Max. Depth: 22 feet
Lake Type: Seepage
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass and Panfish
Public Boat Landing: Gravel, cannot handle large boats/trailers.

More about Perch Lake
Size: 10 acres
Max. Depth: 16 feet
Lake Type: Seepage
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass and Panfish
Public Boat Landing: Gravel, cannot handle large boats/trailers.

Practicing Responsible Catch and Release is an important part of recreational fishing and ensures the continuation of sustainable fish populations! For tips on how to increase success when releasing fish, click here!

Perch Lake Campground:

Get ready to sit back, relax and enjoy Langlade County's finest attributes! At Perch Lake Campground you'll be surrounded by two quiet, pristine lakes, towering oak and pine trees and an abundance of wildlife. This newly constructed campground consists of 57 sites varying from a group site, a double site, tent sites, lake sites, back-in sites and pull-through sites!

Campsites consist of a gravel base, a picnic table and fire ring. Amenities include private flush restrooms with showers, vault restrooms, drinking water within a short walking distance from each site, handicap accessible sites, RV dump and fill station and solid waste and recycling receptacles. No electrical service is available; however, generators are permitted with conditions as outlined in the campground policies.

There are also two small, primitive boat landings available for smaller trailers; one on each of the lakes. The campground is also located less than 4 miles from Upper and Lower Post Lake and access via hiking trails to the Wolf River.
Perch Lake Campground is ATV/UTV friendly providing access to campsites via ATV/UTV with restrictions as outlined in the campground policies.Trail access to northeast Wisconsin is available by town roads and county highway routes from the campground. Ample overflow parking is available for trailers and additional vehicles/ATV's/UTV's exceeding the two allowable vehicles per site.

We start accepting 2024 reservations the first business day after the new year (January 2, 2024) at 8:30 am. Reservations will be available May 16th to October 13,2024. Reservations can now be made up to your day of arrival based on availability. 

2024 Camping Rates:
Campsites (drive-through and back-in sites): $35/night
Tent Sites: $30/night
Double Site: $80/night for two units
Group Site: $100/night (this covers 3 camping units)
Additional parties at Group Site: $20/night per unit

There is no campground host available at this time; Langlade County is seeking campground host for terms of 4 weeks for interested candidates! Please call 715.627.6300 for more info on being a camp host!

Click here for Perch Lake Campground policies

Click here for a map of Perch Lake Campground

For excessive noise or other disturbances please call the non-emergency Sheriff's Dept. line at 715.627.6411.
For emergencies, call 911.

Enjoy the Langlade County Forest and please always respect the land; no littering or harassing wildlife!