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Mon 12-Oct-2015 Travel, Wisconsin | 2 comments | Map

Firefly Lake CG

Firefly Lake CG

After buttoning up Steven’s cabin for the winter, we headed south on US 51 to the Northern Highland American Legion Forest.  Our goal was to find a place to camp there and take a hike before the rain started.  We secured a site at Firefly Lake — not hard as the ranger said we were to be the only ones on our loop.  We enjoyed a nice walk around the lake – one mile — and settled down to lunch and keeping warm.  Over the afternoon, the temperature dropped from 60 to 41-degrees, the wind blew hard, and the rain came.  It was bad, but not bad enough to keep David from building a fire and grilling some pork rib steaks.  They were outstanding along with a potato salad and peas.

On Saturday we had purchased two pieces of meat from Snow’s Grocery in Mercer.  I must say that both were excellent.  They may have “the largest selection of craft beers in the Northland,” but they also have excellent meat.

Because of the cold and rain, we have decided to head to Madison tomorrow and home on Wednesday.

Review of Firefly Lake State Forest Campground:  Three loops with 90ish huge sites — many with a lake view.  Amenities include a sandy beach with benches and picnic tables, water hydrants (currently turned off for the winter), pit toilets, a hiking trail around the lake, and a boat ramp for canoes and kayaks.  You have to sign up for your sites at the ranger station at Crystal Lake — across the street.  Some over-the-air TV stations and great AT&T 4G internet.  No electric..