Moccasin Lake Recreation Area

Michelle's Lodge is located off of Moccasin Lake's parking lot.
Moccasin Lake's trail during the springtime.
Moccasin Lake's trail during the fall.
Main sign at Moccasin Lake Parking Lot
Family leaving Michelle's Lodge at Moccasin Lake to go cross-country skiing.
Snowshoeing Moccasin Lake Trails
Moccasin Lake Snowshoe Trail Map at intersections
Walking the Moccasin Lake Snowshoe Trails


  • Free Admission
    • Yes
    • Pets Welcome/Inquire
    • Camping
  • Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type
    • Groomed
    • Tracked
    • Flat
    • Hilly
    • Open
    • Wooded
  • Surface Type
    • Other
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Parks, Forests, Trails
  • Difficulty
    • Easy
    • Medium
  • Trail Length (miles)
    • 9.17
  • Snowshoeing
    • Yes
  • Ski Skating
    • Yes
  • Trails
    • Yes
  • Toilets
    • Yes
  • Shelter
    • Yes

Moccasin Lake Recreation Area

N11190 Bear Lane - Elcho, WI 54428
Information: 715-623-2085
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Moccasin Lake Recreation Area has over 9 miles of trail.  The trail weaves its course through changing scenery dominated by maples, birch, pine, and hemlock. The trail oversees two river basins: the Prairie flowing west, and the Hunting flowing east. On the eastern leg, the view overlooks a vast black spruce swamp that extends all the way to and beyond Elcho. The far end offers three fun hills: the Luge, the Expressway, and the Muskellunge. 

In the winter, over 5.5 miles of the trail is groomed and tracked for both traditional and skate ski styles.  A separate Mocassin Lake snowshoe trail is packed.  The snowshoe trail is 3.5 miles in length.

In spring/summer/fall time the trails are used for horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking.  Moccasin is set up for primitive horse camping with pull-in sites.  The sites have a gravel pad, picnic table, and fire ring. There is a Michelle's Lodge located off of the parking lot, a pit toilet, and a hand pump for water.