The Lakewood/Laona Ranger District of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is located in northeast Wisconsin. Richardson Lake is in the county of Forest, near the town of Wabeo, WI.
Outdoor recreation opportunities abound at this “recreation district.” The nearby Wolf River has opportunities for world class white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and trout fishing. There are many lakes for fishing or just putting your canoe or kayak in to go for a paddle around the lake and watching for wildlife. Most of Richardson Lake is surrounded by Forest Service land.
Richardson Lake campground is located on the southeast side of Richardson Lake. The 47 acre lake has plenty of bass, northern pike, and pan fish for the angler. The lake also provides a great place for your kayak or canoe. Much wildlife can be viewed from the shores on the lake. There is a sandy swim area and a grassy picnic area. A boat landing is just to the east of the swim area.
There are 26 campsites available at Richardson Lake. Richardson Lake campground does offer some sites on the reservation system. Reservations can be made at: www.Recreation.gov. The campground has waterfront campsites, however, the walk to the lake maybe steep. Sites can be used for tents and RV camping. Each site has a campfire ring and a picnic table. Vault toilets and drinking water is also available at two hand pumps. The campground has trash collection and a recycling area.
Fuel, fishing supplies, firewood, ice, and restaurants are within 10 miles of this campground, in the town of Wabeno.
General duties of a campground host include:
Campground hosts will serve as the first contact many campers will have with the Forest Service. The experience should leave campers with a positive attitude.
Campground hosts must be identifiable, visible, and a positive representative of the Forest service. Maintain a groomed appearance, greet visitors and provide information, and display a courteous and helpful demeanor when rendering assistance to visitor questions. Host campsite will be tidy and welcoming to visitors.
Campground hosts will serve as an important link to the Forest Service Recreation staff.
Clean and resupply bathrooms daily. On busy weekends the bathrooms will be checked twice a day.
Campsites and fire rings will be cleaned after a campsite is vacated.
The beach and boat landing area will be checked daily.
Some light maintenance will be required as needed.
Campground hosts will be asked to assist visitors during any severe inclement weather related emergencies.
Encourage visitors to “do the right things” by following all Forest Service rules and regulations.
Campground hosts do NOT do any collections or compliance in the campgrounds.
They do not enforce any of the Forest Service rules and regulations.
All supplies will be furnished by the Forest Service.
We ask for at least a one month commitment, or as long as a full season. Season is May 1, to Dec. 1st. Hosts will be expected to work a minimum of 25-30 hours a week. This includes Saturdays, and Sundays and Holidays. Work weeks will revolve around the busy weekends. Being on the host site for the busy weekends is a must.
Hosts are to be neat in appearance when working with visitors.
Have adequate housing for extended periods of time.
Hosts should be in good physical condition and able to walk the campground several times a day.
All host work is performed in a variety of weather conditions including rain, humidity and heat, and varying temperatures.
Hosts are provided with a free campsite.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Free campsite while being a campground host.