Bass Lake Campsite

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. 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 are NO toilets available.

There is NO drinking water available.

Lake Name: Bass Lake

Number of Sites: 1

Max Number of People Per Site: 8

Toilets: No

Boat Access: Carry in access for site user only. Public back in launch located on east side of lake off FR2633.

Lake Size (acres): 290

Need to Know

Natural Features

The Bass Lake campsite is located on the western shore of the enormous 290-acre Bass Lake. This site is nestled among hardwoods and is approximately 35 ft x 50 ft in size. It is suitable for only one small family trailer.

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 and MDNR licenses are available at Steuben, approximately three miles to the Northeast on County Road 437 (CR-437)


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

Swimming is considered poor at the Bass Lake campsite. 

However, Bass Lake hosts a great fishery of northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass and bluegills. There is a developed boat launch located on the eastern shore of Bass Lake, approximately four miles away from the campsite. There is no back-in boat access at the campsite.

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 Manistique drive north on M-94 for 22 miles to County Road 437. 

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