Camp 12 Lake Nature Preserve

This small peninsula protects beautiful natural shoreline on Camp 12 Lake.

Natural Features

The small preserve rests on a peninsula in between the two basins of Camp 12 Lake. A network of wetlands throughout the property are complimented by mounds of dry land where a few large white pines are growing.



In October of 2018, the Last Wilderness Conservation Association transfered ownership of their conservation lands, including this property, to NWLT. The property is located in the “Border Lakes” Region of Vilas County, an area which has been recognized as a globally-significant conservation resource due to the abundance of inland freshwater lakes of glacial origin, significant wetlands, and upland forests that support biological diversity and recreational opportunities.

Town of Cloverland, Vilas County

~3 Acres

Ownership: Northwoods Land Trust

Getting There

Contact NWLT for access instructions.


Dogs are welcome.

Hunting and Trapping are allowed according to NWLT Guidelines.


The preserve is passively managed meaning activities only occur in response to natural disasters or threats to the conservation values.


Natural plant and animal habitat; water quality; other nature-based services that lessen the impacts of climate change

Funding Support

This project was supported by a grant from the Caerus Foundation and a major gift from a private individual/family.

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