Morgan Falls Campground – Chequamegon National Forest WI

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The CCC built a campground near Morgan Falls in the Chequamegon National Forest of northern Wisconsin. The campground flooded in 1946 and closed in 1960 due to over-saturation and unsafe camping conditions. Today, hikers and snowshoers can see fieldstone fireplaces, a well, and a round cistern along the trail that connects Morgan Falls to St. Peter’s Dome, a granite outcrop offering views of Lake Superior.

Source notes

Forest Service CCC Heritage Tour - Great Divide Ranger District: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5425991.pdf

Morgan Falls and St. Peter's Dome trail map and description, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, USDA Forest Service

Note: Neither source makes clear if this site served as a camp for the local CCC company or if its original purpose was a campground for visitors and hikers. Either way, the camp was operated by the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest until 1960.

Project originally submitted by Natalie Heneghan on December 7, 2015.

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Location Info


Morgan Falls
Marengo, WI

Location notes: On the east side of Ashland-Bayfield Road, four miles south of the intersection with Highway C, within the Chequamegon National Forest. The closest town is Marengo.

Coordinates: 46.3471725, -90.916298

One comment on “Morgan Falls Campground – Chequamegon National Forest WI

  1. Kim Potaracke

    US Govt received the land from Ashland County in 1935. Campground then designed by USDA FS in 1935 & constructed by the FS in cooperation with the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936 (Camp Moose River). Campground was developed as a primitive campground with the intention it would serve more for day use (i.e. picnicing) than camping. Campground “washed out” in 1946 and closed c.1960.

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