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PETES LAKE CAMPGROUND, MI

part ofHiawatha National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: PETES LAKE CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Wed May 13 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Petes Lake Campground, located in the center of Michigan's Hiawatha National Forest, is surrounded by several lakes and offers excellent hiking, biking, fishing, boating and more.

Snuggled amongst mixed hardwood trees, the campground offers a swimming beach and day-use picnic area away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on the upper peninsula of Michigan, on the shores of the 190-acre Petes Lake. It sits amid rolling hills that are forested with a variety of deciduous and conifer trees. Many of the campsites are shaded and private.

Recreation:

Visitors enjoy a variety of water-related recreation opportunities. The campground also has fishing pier next to the day-use area. Anglers can expect healthy populations of northern pike, bass, walleye and perch in the lake.

The nine-mile Bruno's Run Trail, which winds its way past a host of small lakes in the area, passes directly through the campground and is a popular trail for hiking and biking, as well as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter.

Facilities:

The campground offers multiple spacious and forested private campsites for tent and RV camping. A few sites overlook the lake.

Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings and about half of the sites have access to a grill. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

A shaded day-use picnic area at the campground offers multiple tables and benches right on the lake shore. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are also provided in the picnic area, as well as a fairly large parking area.

Nearby Attractions:

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

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Biking
  • Boardwalk
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Jet Skiing
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Trailheads
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Waterfront Sites
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Bait Shop
  • Boat Rentals
  • General Store
  • Grocery Store
  • Ice Machine
  • Laundry Facilities
Within 10 Miles
  • Berry Picking
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • River Access
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • Off-road vehicle use is not permitted inside the campground
  • No lifeguard is on duty at the beach; swim at your own risk
  • Use only dead and downed firewood for campfires
  • 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):
46.22819, -86.597
46°13'41"N, 86°35'49"W

From Munising, Michigan, go approximately 3 miles east on State Route 28 to Highway 13 at Wetmore. Travel south on Highway 13 about 10 miles to Forest Service Road 2173. Turn left and drive about a half-mile to the road to Petes Lake Campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

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

Phone Number:

Information:  (906)387-2512
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