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Jack Lake Recreation Area

The Jack Lake Recreation Area is located 15-miles north of Antigo, WI and completely surrounded with county-owned forestland comprising of beautiful hardwood trees and towering pines. The 3,200-acre complex includes Veteran’s Memorial Park, Jack Lake Campground, the North Trailhead and the South Trailhead. There are also many secluded, pristine lakes such as Jack Lake, High Lake and Game Lake nearby, perfect for fisherman, boaters and swimmers! This area is rich with recreational opportunities and peaceful scenery to relax, unwind or hit the trails!

1. Veteran’s Memorial Park | Click here to make a reservation!

Veteran’s Memorial Park is the perfect spot to spend your summer days! Amenities and recreation opportunities include:
  • Picnic areas
  • Jack Lake’s crystal-clear waters for swimming
  • Sandy beach
  • 21-hole Disc Golf Course
  • Playground
  • Volleyball and Basketball courts
  • Flush restrooms
  • Boating – no motors designated lake
  • Wildlife viewing/Photography
  • Wisconsin State Historical Marker 292
  • Three rentable open-air pavilions: A, B & C
  • One enclosed pavilion with kitchenette: Jack Lake Lodge
Click here to download our Disc Golf Course map and scorecard!

Fishing opportunities at Veteran's Memorial Park:
  • Public boat launch – no fee
  • ADA accessible fishing pier
  • Shoreline fishing opportunities
  • Ice fishing
  • Boats (kayaks, paddleboards & canoes) 
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!

More about Jack Lake | Lake Map
Size: 85 acres
Max. Depth: 35 feet
Lake Type: Seepage
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Panfish, Brown and Rainbow Trout
Public Boat Landing: Yes, blacktop launch with dock, located next to park office.

2. Jack Lake Campground | Click here to make a reservation!

Jack Lake Campground is known for its relaxing, beautiful setting and
because it’s nestled alongside Jack Lake, campers love falling asleep to the sound of Loons! Amenities include:
  • 48 RV/Tent sites
  • One Group Site
  • Three Cabins
  • Two remote sites
  • Two flush restroom facilities
  • 4 private, coin-operated showers
  • RV dump station
  • Fresh water fill station
  • Firewood and ice sales
High Lake Campground is a remote, hike-in campground consisting of 5 campsites. The campsites vary from just a couple feet from the parking area to roughly half a mile from the parking area. The sites are all located along High Lake, a beautiful, undeveloped lake perfect for boating or fishing! Reservations are required. Vaulted restrooms and fresh water are available on-site. Wood is available for purchase at the Jack Lake Campground office. Click here to view images of the High Lake primitive campsites!

For a list of our Park and Campground Policies please click here.

For a list of our Cabin Policies please click here.


3. The North Trailhead

The North Trailhead is the gateway into the vast county forest! Home of the Jack Lake Ski Trails and located along Co. Hwy J just before you enter the park. The trails in this area take you through northern hardwood and aspen forest types, spruce forests and low bog areas. Amenities and activities you can participate in are:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Spychalla Lodge, open year-round
  • Coming soon: Sledding Runs!
  • Ice Age Trail access
The Jack Lake Cross Country Ski Trails consist of over 15 miles of groomed and tracked trails that offer both traditional and skate style skiing. Our trails provide both beginner levels with gentle slopes to moderate levels with steep hills. We also now offer a 1-mile snowshoe trail thanks to the Jack Lake Silent Sports Association!

The Spychalla Lodge was constructed with 100% donated funds from the Spychalla family in 2015 in name of James Spychalla and his love of outdoor recreation in Langlade County.

This trail is free of charge as a service to the public, please consider donating to keep this trail system up and running; a donation box is available at the trailhead. The maintenance efforts of the snowshoe trail are done completely by volunteers from the Jack Lake Silent Sport Association; follow their Facebook page for more information and updates!

  • Hiking*
  • Biking*
  • ATV/UTV Trail access and parking area
  • Ice Age Trail access
*The ski trails may not always be mowed in the summer for easy hiking or biking conditions!

Click here to download a map of the Jack Lake Ski and Snowshoe Trails!

Click here to see updated trail conditions.

4. The South Trailhead

The South Trailhead is located on the south end of the gravel parking area as you enter the park. This trailhead gives you access to many wonderful recreational opportunities anytime of the year! These trails will also give you an up-close view of a classic northern hardwood forest consisting of Sugar Maple, Red Oak, American Basswood, Balsam Fir, Yellow Birch and White Ash. The activities you can participate in are:

Summer:The Jack Lake Silent Sports Association created the Jack Lake Mountain Bike Trails that offer approximately 12 miles of fast and flowing single and double-track Mountain biking trails. There is also The Jack Rabbit trail designed for kids or beginners! These trails are also groomed in the winter to provide fat-tire biking opportunities! Maintenance and grooming efforts are done solely by volunteers from the Jack Lake Silent Sports Association and funded completely from your donations. Please consider donating to keep this trail up and running!

The Game Lake Nature Trail is a popular trail for seeing spectacular views of the Langlade County Forest! It weaves you around the undeveloped shores of Game Lake, a wooden boardwalk over a bog and diverse forest types. The trail around the lake is only about ¾ of a mile and about one mile from the trailhead.

The Arboretum is located south of the campground and cabins, it provides a unique experience as it weaves you through examples of Wisconsin forest types and species that aren’t readily found in Langlade County.

Aside from the Game Lake Nature Trail, the South Trailhead offers many more miles of signed trails that provide spectacular views of the various forest types found in Langlade County.

  • Fat Tire Winter Biking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobile Trail access and parking area
  • Snow Shelter and gathering area
  • Ice fishing
Click here to download the Jack Lake Mountain Bike Trails map!

Click here to download a map of the Game Lake Nature Trail and other hiking/biking trails!
More on Game Lake | Lake Map
Size: 21 acres
Max. Depth: 37 feet
Lake Type: Seepage
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass and Panfish
Public Boat Landing: No

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