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CAMPGROUND NAME: AuTrain Lake

VISIT DATE: 07/19/1996

UPDATE DATE:  3/30/2015

STATE: Michigan

REGION: Eastern

RANGER DISTRICT: Munising

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Au Train

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
In Au Train, MI, take Rt. H3 south 4.2 miles to campground sign. 
Turn left onto Buckbay Rd. (Forest Rt. 2276) and go 0.7 miles to
Campground Rd.  Turn left onto Campground Rd. and go 1.3 miles to
campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 440 ft.

The campground is a bisected loop on the south shore of Au Train
Lake adjacent to Buck Bay and Buck Bay Creek in heavily wooded
native deciduous trees.  The campground's boat ramp provides
access to water skiing, fishing and other water play.  Caneoing
is a popular activity.  There is a nice swimming beach and good
perch population for young people.  Day trips from the campground
include Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Rock River Falls, Lake
Superior charter fishing, and the North Country Trail.  

Adjacent to the campground is the very special and unique Au
Train Songbird Trail. This is an audio-guided interpretive trail. 
(Check with Munising Ranger District or campground host about
obtaining a "Trail Kit.") The trail winds through forest, fields,
lakeshore, and bog, while the audio tape provides the songs of
specific birds of the area.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open May 14 through September 30

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $17 per day - single
$33 per day - double
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 36
   
   Total Sites: 36

Tent Pads: No
Group Tent Sites: No
Open Sites: No
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 36
No. Grilles on Sites: 30

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
Group RV Sites: No
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Largest Parking Apron Size: 21' X 67'

Comments:
The parking aprons are dirt.  A Forest Service RV waste station
is located at Bay Furnace campground in Christmas, MI.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3
  No. Threaded: 2

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): Yes
Sailing: Yes
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: Yes
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: Yes
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): Yes

Comments:
Lake AuTrain is 830 acres.

HIKING
AuTrain Songbird Trail (interpretive) - 2 miles.  See General
Comments.

FISHING   
Walleye, Rock and Largemouth Bass and Perch

CAMPGROUND NAME: Bay Furnace VISIT DATE: 07/18/1996 UPDATE DATE: 3/30/2015 STATE: Michigan REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Munising NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Munising RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Munising, MI, take State Rt. 28 west 4.1 miles to campground sign (located in Christmas, MI) and turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 780 ft. The campground is located on Bay Furnace at the southwest shore of Lake Superior. Composed of two loops in a stand of third or fourth generation native deciduous trees, some sites overlook Lake Superior while others are near Furnace Creek. The campground is known for spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and an occasional display of northern lights. From 1869 to 1877, this was the location of Onota, an iron smelting town with a population of 500. In 1877, the town was destroyed by fire. Only the iron kiln, located in the campground's day use area, remains to provide some insight to life in the past. A delightful day trip is Grand Island. Access to Grand Island is via a 10-minute ferry ride. It was acquired by the Forest Service in 1989 and designated the Grand Island National Recreation Area (NRA). The NRA is for hikers and mountain bikers - no motorized vehicles permitted. A 23-mile trail around the Island's perimeter provides fabulous views, moderate physical challenges, and quiet solitude to enjoy this unique NRA. No drinking water is available on the island. Netting and "industrial strength" insect repellent are recommended for the robust population of black flies and mosquitoes. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 14 through October 8 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 50 Total Sites: 50 Tent Pads: Yes Group Tent Sites: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 50 No. Grilles on Sites: 50 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None Group RV Sites: No No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 13.5' X 53' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and grass. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 6 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Superior offers most water sports, but there is no access from campground. HIKING Lake Superior shoreline offers a pleasant area for strolls. FISHING Lake trout and salmon

CAMPGROUND NAME: Bay View VISIT DATE: 07/15/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2015 STATE: Michigan REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Sault Ste. Marie NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Brimley RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Brimley, MI, take Forest Rt. 3150 (Lake Shore Dr.) west 16 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 740 ft. The campground stretches along the south shore of Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay in a heavy stand of Aspen and birch. Although swimming is possible (for Polar bears), the long stretch of sandy beach is ideal for leisurely strolls along Lake Superior. Listen for the woeful calls of loons. Sunsets are fabulous. This is an older campground with lots of personality. Day trips from the campground include several lighthouses on the shores of Lake Superior, the town of Sault Ste. Marie, and Pendills Creek Fish Hatchery. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 23 Total Sites: 25 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 25 No. Grilles on Sites: 25 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 13' X 62' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and dirt. There is an RV waste station at Brimley State Park. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Swimming and most water sports are available at Lake Superior, but it is not accessible from campground. HIKING Lake Superior beaches offer great walks. FISHING - None but nearby smaller lakes and stream offer good opportunities.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Brevoort Lake VISIT DATE: 07/11/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2015 STATE: Michigan REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: St. Ignace NEAREST CITY/TOWN: St. Ignace RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From St. Ignace, MI, take US Rt. 2 west for 20 miles to Forest Rt. 3108. Turn right onto Rt. 3108 and go north for 1.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 420 ft. The campground stretches along the western shore of Brevoort Lake with one loop located on a peninsula jutting into the lake and Beodne Bay. One of the most popular developed campgrounds in the Ranger District, sites are large, relatively secluded, and nicely wooded. Many of the sites are on the shoreline and have direct access to the water. Sunbathing and swimming are available at the campground's pleasant sandy beach. Along with water play, there is access to three trails (North County, Ridge, and Sand Dunes) from the campground for hiking enthusiasts. The campground is convenient to Mackinac Island which is an interesting day trip. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 69 Total Sites: 70 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 70 No. Grilles on Sites: 70 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 5 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 16' X 100' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Brevoort Lake is 4,233 acres. There is small sandy beach. See General Comments. HIKING Ridge Trail (interpretive) - 20 minutes North Country National Scenic Trail FISHING Walleye, Smallmouth bass, Northern pike and perch

CAMPGROUND NAME: Camp 7 Lake VISIT DATE: 07/17/1996 UPDATE DATE: 3/30/2015 STATE: Michigan REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Manistique NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Garden Corners RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Garden Corners, MI, take State Rt. 2 west 8.4 miles to County Rt. H13 (Forest Rt. 13). Turn right onto Rt. H13 and go 8.8 miles to County Rt. 442. Turn right onto Rt. 442 and go 8 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 640 ft. The campground has three unnamed overlapping loops on the east shore of Camp 7 Lake. Electric hookups are located in the center and back loops. With two boat ramps, a sandy beach for swimming and sunbathing, and Rainbow trout for anglers, the campground is most popular for water play. This campground shares Camp 7 Lake with a number of private residence in a forest of mixed hardwoods. Although most sites do not have grilles, all have fire rings. The 3-mile Van Winkle Nature Trail and a paved walkway along the shore offer pleasant strolls for the family. A Group site is available at campground but not included in this survey. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 14 through October 7. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day - single $33 per day - double $4 surcharge for electric hookup NOTE: No discount on surcharge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 39 Total Sites: 39 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 39 No. Grilles on Sites: 3 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 12 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 14' X 86' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and grass and some are paved. Some spigots are hand pumps. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Camp 7 Lake is 60 acres. There are two boat ramps. The beach is small and sandy. HIKING Van Winkle Nature Trail - 2 miles FISHING Rainbow trout. There is a fishing pier.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Carp River VISIT DATE: 07/12/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2015 STATE: Michigan REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: St. Ignace NEAREST CITY/TOWN: St. Ignace RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From St. Ignace, MI, take Mackinac Trail north 9.0 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 500 ft. The campground, located on a bluff above Carp Wild and Scenic River (Class II rapids and excellent fishing), has one loop. Some sites overlook the river, all are nestled among grand old trees. This quiet campground is just off the Old Mackinac Trail, H-63, and well situated as a base camp for sightseeing the area. Suggested sights are Father Marquette National Memorial, Michillmachinac History Society, and Machinac Island. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 20 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 15.5' X 72' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. The water spigots are hand pumps. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Kayaking and canoeing activities are available 4 miles from campground. HIKING - No FISHING Brown, Brook and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Colwell Lake VISIT DATE: 07/17/1996 UPDATE DATE: 3/30/2015 STATE: Michigan REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Manistique NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Shingleton RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Shingleton, MI, take State Rt. 94 south for 9.5 miles to Clear Lake Rd. (Forest Rt. 2246). Turn left onto Clear Lake Rd. and proceed 0.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 620 ft. The campground stretches along the southeastern shore of Colwell Lake with most sites overlooking the water. Lakeside sites are less wooded than non-lakeside site. There are two walk-in sites at the north end of the campground, just off Stutts Creek Trail. This trail continues through the campground, between the shoreline and the campsites. Large sites, good fishing for the whole family, boating and hiking opportunities, a pleasant beach, dump station, a few sites with electric hook-ups, and convenient location to Munising, Manistique and Rapid City, make this a popular campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through October 7 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day - single $33 per day - double $4 surcharge for electric hookups NOTE: No discount on surcharge. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 32 Total Sites: 34 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 34 No. Grilles on Sites: 34 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 5 No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 13.5' X 96' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and dirt. The RV waste station is available for a fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Colwell Lake is 140 acres. Beach is sandy. HIKING Stutts Creek Trail - 2 miles FISHING Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed and Perch A wheelchair friendly fishing pier is available.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Island Lake VISIT DATE: 07/14/1996 UPDATE DATE: 3/30/2015 STATE: Michigan REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Munising NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Wetmore RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Wetmore, MI, take County Rt. H13 south for 12 miles to Forest Rt. 2268. Turn right onto Rt. 2268 and go 2.1 miles to campground sign. Turn left onto Forest Rt. 2557 and go 0.8 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 180 ft. The campground, composed of two unnamed loops, is located on Island Lake. Some sites overlook the lake but most do not. Canoeing and boating on this small lake are favorite activities. Young anglers enjoy the healthy population of panfish. A very tranquil campground that is convenient to many of the area's sights such as Wagner Falls Scenic Site, Grand Island National Recreation Area, and one of several historic lighthouses. One loop may be closed during low use periods but is opened when needed. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day - single $33 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 43 Total Sites: 44 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 44 No. Grilles on Sites: 44 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 15' X 86' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and sand. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Island Lake is 32.5 acres. Good for canoeing. HIKING - No FISHING Perch, Bluegill, Largemouth bass and Bullhead

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lake Michigan VISIT DATE: 07/12/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2015 STATE: Michigan REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: St. Ignace NEAREST CITY/TOWN: St. Ignace RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From St. Ignace, MI, take US Rt. 2 west for 18 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. NOTE: There are two entrances; use the second one. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 460 ft. The campground stretches out along a bluff between U.S. 2 and Lake Michigan. About half the sites are on the lake while the remaining back up on the highway. The primary attractions at this campground are sand, waves, dunes, and spectacular views of Lake Michigan. Favorite past times are watching the many shore birds and the water fowl plus body surfing. Although Lake Michigan is right there, fishing is much better at the nearby Brevoort Lake. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 33 Total Sites: 33 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 33 No. Grilles on Sites: 33 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 14' X 59' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and dirt. An RV waste station (with potable water) is located at Brevoort Lake campground. FACILITIES Vaults: yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Michigan offers a wide range of water sports, but not from campground. NOTE: Rip currents may occur along this beach during windy or wavy conditions. HIKING - No Comments: North Country Scenic Trail trailhead is conveniently nearby. FISHING Fishing: Yes Comments: Fishing is available, but many prefer fishing at nearby Lake Brevoort in the Brevoort Lake Campground.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Little Bay de Noc VISIT DATE: 07/16/1996 UPDATE DATE: 3/30/2015 STATE: Michigan REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Rapid River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Rapid River RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Rapid River, MI, take US Rt. 2 east for 2.7 miles to County Rt. 513. Turn right onto Rt. 513 (Forest Rt. 2013) and go 5.6 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 620 ft. The campground is composed of three loops along the eastern shore of Little Bay de Noc on northern Lake Michigan. Every camp site has direct access to the sandy shore of the Bay. Little Bay de Noc has long been a favorite destination point for visitor seeking quiet and solitude. Oak, hemlock and other hardwoods provide good privacy to each site. Three campground hiking trails provide pleasant, leisurely walks for all and an excellent means to get an up-close-and-better look at the Forest. A group campground is co-located making this an excellent campground for a large gathering, too. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through October 7 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day - standard single $18 per day - premium single Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 38 Total Sites: 38 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 38 No. Grilles on Sites: 38 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 18.5' X 115' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: The boat ramp is 0.5 miles from campground. Most water sports available but not from campground. Sandy beach and wheelchair friendly. HIKING White Pine Trail Maywood History Trail - 0.6 miles Bayshore Trail - 1.2 miles FISHING Walleye

CAMPGROUND NAME: Monocle Lake VISIT DATE: 07/15/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2015 STATE: Michigan REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Sault Ste. Marie NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Brimley RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Brimley, MI, take Forest Rt. 3150 (Lake Shore Dr.) west 7 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.9 miles to Forest Rt. 3699 and turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 780 ft. A large single loop campground on the southern shore of Lake Superior, it is close to the historic Point Iroquois Lighthouse. This 65-foot light tower began operation in 1857. Today, a small museum provides insight to the area and the tower's history. However, this campground is well-situated as a homebase for visiting several other lighthouses along the shore of Lake Superior and to enjoy the many recreational opportuniteis available in the Sault Ste. Marie area. The northwoods trees, such as Aspen, Red maple, and White birch, provide scenic private camp sites. The campground shares Monocle Lake with a number of private residences. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 13 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 42 Total Sites: 42 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 42 No. Grilles on Sites: 42 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 12.5' X 73' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Monocle Lake is 172 acres. HIKING Mission Hill Overlook Trail - 1.5 miles FISHING Stocked Walleye, Northern pike and perch. A Walleye spawning reef is west of campground and there is a fishing pier.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pete's Lake VISIT DATE: 07/17/1996 UPDATE DATE: 3/30/2015 STATE: Michigan REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Munising NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Wetmore RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Wetmore, MI, take County Rt. H13 south 16.6 miles to Forest Rt. 2173 and campground sign. Turn left at sign and proceed to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 700 ft. Two overlapping loops form this campground on the shore of Pete's Lake. A few sites overlook the lake. Nicely wooded and well- spaced, most sites offer good privacy. With a number of other lakes nearby, the area offers a variety of opportunities for canoeing, fishing, hiking, and boating. The 7-mile loop, Bruno's Run Hiking Trail, provides access to Widewaters campground, several lakes and the Indian River. Although many of the campground's sites do not have grilles, all have fire rings. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 14 through September 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day - walk-in $17 per day - single standand $21 per day - single premium $33 per day - double standard $36 per day - double premium Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 45 Total Sites: 47 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 47 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 14' X 67' Comments: Most parking aprons are dirt, some are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Pete's Lake is 190 acres. The beach is sand and grass. HIKING Bruno's Run Trail (loop) - 7 miles FISHING Northern pike, Smallmouth and Rock bass, Walleye, perch and Bullhead

CAMPGROUND NAME: Soldier Lake VISIT DATE: 07/15/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2015 STATE: Michigan REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Sault Ste. Marie NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Strongs RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Strongs (Strongs Corner), MI, take State Rt. 28 east 5.4 miles to campground on the right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,048 ft. The campground almost encircles Soldier Lake in woods that include Red pine, Jack pine, Aspen and maple trees. Stretching along three sides of the lake, the campground is composed of a small, single loop and two overlapping loops at the end of a site-studded drive. About half of the sites along the drive are on Soldier Lake while the some sites on the loops have only views of the lake. The campground has a remote, peaceful, wilderness feel without all the inconveniences. A 1/4-mile off the North Country Trail, this campground is an excellent stopping point for through-hikers or those who want to explore just a portion of this National Recreation Trail. The campground's pavilion and change rooms, located in the picnic area, were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and provide examples of the excellent workmanship of the CCC enrollees. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 13 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 44 Total Sites: 44 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 43 No. Grilles on Sites: 43 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 12.5' X 72' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are solar. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Soldier Lake is 15 acres. There are two sandy beaches. HIKING There is a 1/4 mile spur (between sites 38 and 39) that leads to the North Country Scenic Trail. FISHING Trout and perch

CAMPGROUND NAME: Three Lakes VISIT DATE: 07/15/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/20/2015 STATE: Michigan REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Sault Ste. Marie NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Strongs RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Strongs, MI (Strongs Corner on State Rt. 28), take Forest Rt. 3142 (between Black Bear Motel and Lumber Jack's Tavern) south and go 2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,040 ft. The campground is formed by two overlapping loops on the north shore of Walker Lake. Two other nearby lakes give the campground its name and offer a variety of opportunities for anglers. The campground is nestled among Red and White pines, White spruce, and Sugar maple. The foundation for this campground was laid by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s and expanded to its present configuration in the 1960s. Although located in a lovely area with good Rainbow trout fishing available in the lakes, this campground has an under-maintained appearance. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 13 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 13.5' X 72' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and grass. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout, perch and Bullhead

CAMPGROUND NAME: Widewaters VISIT DATE: 07/17/1996 UPDATE DATE: 3/30/2015 STATE: Michigan REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Munising NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Wetmore RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Wetmore, MI, take County Rt. H13 south 18.3 miles to Forest Rt. 2262 and campground sign. Turn right onto Rt. 2262 and go 0.7 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 700 ft. The campground is a single loop between Irwin Lake and Indian River in a heavy growth of old mixed hardwoods. Sites vary from being heavily wooded and private to very open with little privacy. Indian River is a popular canoe route and this campground is often used by canoeists for an overnight stop. With a number of other lakes nearby, the area offers a variety of opportunities for canoeing, fishing, hiking, and boating. The 7- mile loop, Bruno's Run Hiking Trail, provides access to Pete's Lake campground, several lakes, and the Indian River. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 14 through September 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day - single $33 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 34 Total Sites: 34 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 34 No. Grilles on Sites: 27 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 20' X 53' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No HIKING Spur to Bruno's Run Hiking Trail - 7 miles long FISHING Brook trout




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