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 available at these campsites.
There are primitive toilets located at sites 1 and 2.
Lake Name: Jackpine Lake
Number of Sites: 2
Maximum Number of People Per Site: Site 1 (16), Site 2 (8)
Boat Access: Back - In
Lake Size (acres): 63
Campsite cannot be left unattended for more than 24 hours.
There are two campsites located on the 63-acre Jackpine Lake.
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, ice and deli are available in the Tuhnder Lake area on CR 437, approximately seven miles to the southeast.
Visitors will be able to enjoy swimming, berry picking, and fishing at these campsites. Licenses are required for fishing in Michigan waters.
Jackpine Lake is a great fishery for smallmouth bass and bluegills. There are some large yellow perch and bullheads present as well. There is an unimproved boat access located on the south side of the lake near site 1. This access is suitable for small, lightweight craft only. The access road leading to this boat access is firm sand with some gravel. This boat access is intended for day - use only. Parking space is limited.
Swimming conditions differ based on each site:
RAPID RIVER/MANISTIQUE RANGER DISRICT 8181 US HWY 2 Rapid River MI 49878
For campground inquiries, please call: 906-474-6442 OR 906-387-2512
From Cooks (about 12 miles west of Manistique or 24 miles east of Rapid River on US-2): drive north 4.4 miles on County Road 442 to CR 437.