|We finally got to move to our preferred RV Park. The Lake George Campsite was always going to be a temporary stay until a spot opened up at Patricia Lake Campground near Minocqua.
Minocqua is a small resort town 25 miles from Rhinelander. Patricia Lake is one of countless spring fed lakes in this area. The spring fed lakes are not attached to any of the large chains of lakes that are prevalent in the Northwoods. Therefore, the spring fed lakes are crystal clear with remarkable visibility.
The campground we are staying at on the lake is fairly large, but you cannot tell that because of all the trees. There are a lot of seasonal sites, as expected, but they are well maintained and located separate from the short timers. Most of the seasonal people only come up to their sites on weekends or holidays. There are not too many folks here right now, but that will change.
The forest around us is a mix of pines, oaks, birch, and sugar maples. It is going to be very colorful here when the colors start changing. We plan on being here in the Northwoods for the change. The surrounding forest is not so dense that we feel like we are in a tunnel.
We got a great site and could very well be here for a month or more while we explore the entire state.
There are many recreational possibilities here for us. There are countless bike trails ready for us to explore. Golf courses are numerous and price ranges are mostly moderate to cheap. We have already played tennis a couple of times. (The only time we got to swat at something other than mosquitoes). There are lakes and rivers beyond count for canoeing and fishing. We have already done a little paddling on Lake George and I caught a couple of fish already. (It always amazes me how much damage a 3 inch fish can do to a 9 inch crawler).
Our location is also perfect for us to take a couple of short trips up to Lake Superior with all its wondrous opportunities. We plan on doing a few trips to the southern parts of the state. We are going to Madison for sure. Not only is the area very scenic, but there is a Trader Joes, Camping World, and a Costco in the vicinity.
Unlike the clouds of mosquitoes that plagued us at Lake George, there are only a few of the little buggers here in our new spot. Thank goodness! Lake George had an infestation going on and we were not happy with the conditions. Except for the fact we had a lake side site with ‘the Nancy Gail’ in the water in front of us, the place sucked. Lake George Campsite was our first campground bust. If you look at our trip journal map, we are closing in on our first 100 map tag numbers, so one flop out of that many is a very manageable percentage.