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About Jag Lake


photo of cabin at Jag Lake

The Wisconsin State FFA Camp was built around 1938 by Mr. C.H. Bonsack. The original purpose for developing the State FFA Camp was to provide an opportunity for chapters to observe conservation procedures in the northern part of the state. To reach this objective, the camp was located on Jag Lake in Vilas County, which was once forested but is now a "cut over" area. Jag Lake was selected because it offered an area where a camp could be developed which would provide leadership and recreational opportunities for their FFA members and officer teams.

Camping Sessions

Chapters may use the camp for a three-day period (Monday noon through Thursday noon) or a four-day period (Thursday noon through Monday noon). There is also a possibility of other day combinations depending on availability.

Directions to Camp

The State FFA Camp on Jag Lake is located in Vilas County, east of Highway 51. It is approximately 15 miles north of Woodruff, Wisconsin. Follow Highway 51 north of Woodruff approximately 15 miles until County Trunk "H" leads off to the right of Highway 51. Follow County Trunk "H" until it makes a definite turn north to Boulder Junction. Turn right onto North Creek Road at this point, which leads to the "Upper Gresham Lake Campground,” a State DNR public campground. Follow North Creek Road approximately 250 feet beyond the Upper Gresham Lake Campground driveway to another driveway on the left, marked as Fire # 11550. Turn left into this driveway, which is clearly marked with a large FFA Camp sign. The driveway will fork to the left and right; just take the right fork into the FFA camp.

Camp Caretaker

Mr. Chuck Allen is the camp caretaker and can be reached at (715) 385-0080. Camp groups are responsible to him and are expected to cooperate fully with him. Regular check-in time is a 1:30 p.m., and check-out by 10:30 a.m. to allow for camp clean-up time.