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COLWELL LAKE CAMPGROUND, MI

part ofHiawatha National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: COLWELL LAKE CAMPGROUND
Status: Open through Tue Oct 07 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Colwell Lake Campground is situated on Colwell Lake in the center of Michigan's Hiawatha National Forest. Guests of all ages can enjoy nature and the outdoors in this picturesque setting.

The campground has much to offer in terms of recreation, such as swimming, fishing, boating and picnicking, and can accommodate families, individuals, small groups, RV and tent campers with several amenities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the eastern shore of the 145-acre Colwell Lake. The area is forested with a variety of deciduous and conifer trees, and some campsites overlook the water.

Recreation:

With an excellent swimming beach, boat access and an accessible fishing pier, Colwell Lake has plenty to offer families and anglers.

Largemouth bass, northern pike, crappie, pumpkinseed sunfish, perch and bluegill are all available in the lake. The facility also provides a leisurely 2 mile hiking and snowshoeing trail.

Facilities:

The campground consists of many individual family sites, as well as a group site that can hold 24 people and two tent-only sites along the lake shore. Sites are equipped with campfire rings, lantern posts and tent pads, with vault toilets and drinking water located throughout the facility.

A picnic area sits adjacent to the sandy swimming beach. Pedestal grills and tables for individual families or small groups are provided.

Boaters will find a boat ramp and launching pier near the campground entrance. There is adequate space for parking and a trailer turn-around.

Nearby Attractions:

Big Island, Fish and Straits lakes are all within 25 miles of the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Sites
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • No lifeguards present at swim beach; children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Please call the campground if arriving more than 24 hours late for reservations, (906) 387-1804.
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit dontmovefirewood.org for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.22167, -86.4375
46°13'18"N, 86°26'15"W

From Manistique, Michigan, drive north 25 miles on State Route 94 to Forest Road 2246. Turn right (east) and drive 0.5 miles to the campground road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

COLWELL LAKE CAMPGROUND
P.O. Box 171
Munising  MI  49862
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