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WARNING: ROAD WORK IN EARLY SUMMER: A major road construction project occurred during summer 2014. Final asphalt surfacing will take place in 2015 once load limits are lifted and weather permits, causing the road to Clark Lake, Clark Lake Campground, and the Clark Lake Day-Use area to be closed for a few days so the project can be completed. This will likely occur in early June. The roads will open as soon as this work is completed. The closure may happen on short notice, so please call for updates. The Clark Lake Campground will be OPEN for the season. The Clark Lake Day-Use Building is planned to be open the season, though the opening date is uncertain. The building is undergoing complete renovation with finishing touches needed before it can open for the 2015 summer season. For current road, campground, and day-use building status, please calls the Sylvania Entrance Station 906-358-4404 (open May 15th) or the Ottawa Visitor Center 906-358-4724.
SYLVANIA WILDERNESS BCTRY CAMP, MI
part ofOttawa National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014 Season Dates
OverviewThe Sylvania Wilderness encompasses 18,327 acres of primitive lands and is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Visitors can camp in 50 designated campsites within the Sylvania Wilderness. Visitors enjoy endless canoeing, fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities.
The old-growth forests and pristine lakes in the region provide habitat for a wide range of animal and plant life, including rare orchids, bald eagles, loons and osprey. The wilderness contains 34 named lakes, some with sandy beaches and others surrounded by record-size red and white pines.
Sylvania's abundant lakes provide plentiful non-motorized boating, canoeing, kayaking and fishing opportunities. Other popular activities include hiking and viewing wildlife.
Sylvania Wilderness Backcountry Camp is not a physical campground located at one location. The 50 individual sites are located along eight lakes within the Sylvania Wilderness. Camping is allowed only at designated sites.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Wilderness campsites can be accessed from Sylvania Recreation Area or from entry points on the perimeter of the wilderness (see map).
To reach Sylvania Entrance Station and Recreation Area: From Watersmeet, travel approximately 4 miles west on U.S. 2 to County Road 535, then drive south on CR 535 approximately 4 miles south to the Sylvania Recreation Area.
Mailing Address:SYLVANIA WILDERNESS BCTRY CAMP
RANGER DST E24036 OLD U.S 2
WATERSMEET MI 49969
Phone Number:Information: (906)358-4724