(*The following article was published in the USA Today Newspaper 2013**)
Campgrounds on Lake Alice in Tomahawk, Wisconsin } USA Today
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Travel Tips(/) Sarah Schreiber, Demand Media
Lake Alice in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, covers 1,438 acres. Formed by the completion of the Kings Dam on the Wisconsin River in 1911, the lake attracts fishermen and boaters. Surrounding the lake are seasonal cottages, resort cabins and tourist sites. If you are looking for a spot to camp, you will find one option on the banks of Lake Alice, while three other campgrounds are in the Tomahawk area.
Step 1Make reservations at Sure-Wood Forest Campground (surewoodforest.com), the only place on Lake Alice where camping is permitted. Located on the lake's north shore, the campground has eight sites. Seven of the sites can accommodate either tents or RVs, while the eighth is only for tents. All sites have water and electrical hookups, and pets are permitted if they are leashed. On-sites amenities include fire pits, showers, laundry facilities, a swimming raft, swimming beach, boat dock, boat launch, fish cleaning station, dump station, boat rentals and picnic tables.Anglers traveling to Lake Alice will find a wide range of fish, and the fishing season begins in early spring and lasts into the fall. Common types of fish caught in the lake include perch, largemouth and smallmouth bass, muskie, walleye, panfish and Northern pike. Five boat landings are available around the lake, located at Sandy Lane, Shorewood Road, Birch Road, North Anglers Avenue and Horseshoe Road. All ramps are paved.
Step 2Camp at Terrace View Campsites (terraceviewcampsite.com) in Tomahawk. The facility, which is located along the banks of Big Muskellunge Lake, can accommodate tents and RVs. Amenities include a playground, horseshoe pit, basketball court and recreation building.The lake has two boat ramps, one in Plum Lake and another in Boulder Junction. The lake encompasses 930 acres. Anglers can catch species such as bluegill, largemouth bass, Northern pike, walleye and smallmouth bass.
Step 3Camp at SARA Park Campground (tomahawkwi.govoffice3.com) in Tomahawk, which has 10 primitive campsites on Lake Mohawksin. Amenities include a beach, dump station, playground and baseball diamond.The park has a boat launch for fisherman and recreational boaters. Lake Mohawksin is also accessible by a launch in Bradley and two additional ramps in Tomahawk. Common fish caught include bluegill, bass, walleye, muskie and Northern pike.
Spend the night at Tomahawk Campground and RV Park (tomahawk-campground.com) which has 100 campsites. Amenities include a snack bar, general store, dump station and playground. Campers also have use of an indoor pool, hot tub and sauna at Super 8 Motel nearby.
Tomahawk River Walk, which starts at North Fourth Street, runs for a half-mile along the Wisconsin River. The Hiawatha Trail provides an option for bikers and walkers, following the path of an old railroad bed. For rainy days, Tomahawk Bowl (no website; 309 W. Wisconsin Ave.; 715-453-3245) offers bowling and food.
Tomahawk, Wisconsin offers a wide range of activity options for campers. With more than 15 lakes, the community offers fishing, swimming and boating.
Wisconsin DNR: Lake Alice (http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/lakepages/LakeDetail.aspx?wbic=1555900)
Lake Alice: The History of Lake Alice
(http://lakealice.info/miscellaneous/The History of Lake Alice revised..pdf)
Sure-Wood Forest Campground: Home(http://www.surewoodforest.com/gpage.html)
Terrace View Campsites: Information(http://www.terraceview campsite.com/information.html)
City ofTomahawk: SARA Park Campground(http://www.tomahawkwi.govoffice3.com/index.asp?
Tomahawk Campground: Features and Amenities(http://www.tomahawk-
campground.com/tomahawk wisconsin campground rv park features.shtml#contactus)
Tomahawk: Trail Activities(http://gototomahawk.com/2009120343/Things-To-Do/trail-activities.html)
Lake Link: Big Muskellunge Lake(http://www.lake-link.com/Wisconsin-Lake-
Lake Link: Mohawksin Lake(http://www.lake-link.com/Wisconsin-Lake-
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sarah Schreiber has been writing since 2004, with professional experience in the nonprofit and educational sectors as well as small business. She now focuses on writing about travel, education and interior decorating and has been published on Trazzler and various other websites. Schreiber received a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications.
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