There are many campsites on the Munising and Rapid River/Manistique Ranger Districts of the Hiawatha National Forest. Many are located on inland lakes and are in a rustic forest environment with few to no amenities and no drinking water. The rustic environment offers a wonderfully serene and peaceful setting for your next camping experience.
The Council Lake Campsites sit on the shores of Council Lake in the center of the Hiawatha National Forest.
It is located amid a series of forested lakes and provides ample opportunity for visitors to enjoy nature in the scenic surroundings.
There are four campsites at Council Lake for tent and small RV camping. Each campsite is equipped with a table and a campfire ring. A pit toilet is located near site 1, but toilet paper is not provided.
There is NO drinking water.
Lake Name: Council Lake
Number of Sites: 4
Maximum Number of People: 8 (for each site)
Toilets: 1 (by site 1)
Boat Access: Carry-In
Lake Size (acres): 14
Pack-in, Pack-out policy
There is a 14 day stay limit.
No drinking water is provided at the campsite.
Campsite cannot be left unattended for more than 24 hours.
Campsite must be occupied the first night of your reservation.
Off-road vehicle use is prohibited at the campsite and in the surrounding areas.
You are welcome to collect firewood from the area surrounding your campsite. Remember that any firewood that you collect must be DEAD AND DOWN.
These campsites are situated on the quaint 12 - acre Council Lake, nestled in a mixed stand of hardwood and pine trees. They are on the southern shores of Council Lake, close to adjoining Red Jack and Scout lakes.
Council Lake is a 12-acre lake with yellow perch, rock and largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, bullhead and northern pike. Licenses are required to fish in Michigan waters.
Council Lake is part of a small chain of lakes and offers excellent canoeing and kayaking opportunities. There is a short portage that links Council Lake to Bar Lake and the Indian Wild and Scenic River.
Non-motorized boats can be used on the lake, however access at the campground is by land only. A boat ramp can be found at adjoining Red Jack Lake.
The day-use area is equipped with tables and a campfire ring with a grill. The area is near a beach that is perfect for lounging and swimming. No drinking water is provided at the campsite; water must be brought in and garbage must be carried out.
MUNISING RANGER DISTRICT 400 E. MUNISING AVE. Munising MI 49862
For campground inquiries, please call: 906-387-2512
From Munising, Michigan, take Highway M-28 east towards Shingleton.