Mowe Lake Campsites

Hiawatha National Forest

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. All of these sites are nestled in hardwood trees and pines. All of them are on small inland lakes, which offer a wide variety of fishing opportunities. 

There is NO drinking water provided at this site.

There is a primitive toilet shared by both sites

Lake Name: Mowe Lake

Number of Sites: 2

Max Number of People Per Site: 8 (for both sites)

Toilets: Yes

Boat Access: Carry in

Lake Size (acres): 25

Need to Know

Natural Features

There are two campsites located on Mowe Lake, each with their own set of characteristics:

The access road to these sites is narrow, but capable of handling moderate sized vehicles and trailers.

Nearby Attractions

There are a number of horse, bike, and hiking trails within minutes of several of the sites. In over a mile from these campsites, visitors can expect to find: bait shops, general and grocery stores, gas, a pay phone, trailheads, a fishing pier, biking, and kayak/canoe rentals.

Gasoline, groceries, fishing and camping supplies, boat rentals, ice, MDNR, licenses, deli and restaurants are available approximately six miles northwest on Forest Highway 13.


Visitors will be able to enjoy swimming, berry picking, and fishing at these dispersed campsites. Licenses are required for fishing in Michigan waters.

Neither site on Mowe Lake has good swimming conditions. 

Mowe Lake is a good fishery for northern pike, largemouth bass, pumpkinseed and yellow perch. Survesy indicate a good, healthy fishery. there is an unimproved access located across from site 2. It has a sand base and is recommneded for small boats and trailers only.

Contact Information



Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 906-474-6442 OR 906-387-2512

Rental Options

Learn more about gear rental options for your trip

Driving Directions

From the Intersection of US-2 and Forest Highway 13 (about 14 miles east of Rapid River), drive north 19 miles on Highway 13 to CR 440. 

Available Campsites

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