Lake Nineteen 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 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 toilet or drinking water available at this site.

Lake Name: Lake Nineteen

Number of Sites: 1

Maximum Number of People Per Site: 8

Toilets: No

Boat Access: Back-In, Located on the West side of the lake by IronJaw Site

Lake Size (acres): 26

Need to Know

Natural Features

Like it's neighbor Ironjaw Lake to the west, Lake Nineteen is located in the heart of the Ironjaw Semi-Primitive Area, which is managed for both motorized and non-motorized uses. Our management efforts seek to provide for quiet, peacfeul recreation opportunities in a semi-primitive setting.

The Lake Nineteen campsite is located on the eastern shore of Lake Nineteen. 

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. 

Groceries, gasoline, fishing and camping supplies, boat rentals, ice, MDNR, licenses, deli, and restaurants are available on Forest Highway 13, approximately six miles to the west and north.


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

Our management efforts seek to provide for quiet, peacfeul recreation opportunities in a semi-primitive setting. Lake Ninteen campsite can be accessed by boat, by foot or by horseback from the Pine Marten Run Trail. This site is located approximately 2.5 miles away form the Pine Marten Run Middle Trailhead.

Unfortunately, the swimming area at this site is of poor condition.

Lake Nineteen has been stocked with rainbow trout. The boat access to Lake Nineteen is steep, but the road is firm. There is no turn-around at the base of the hill; trailers must be backed down to the lake. Parking is restricted to a small area located at the top of the hill. 

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 18.7 miles on Highway 13 to County Road 440.

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