Camp Cook 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 drinking water available.

There is a toilet available.

Lake Name: None

Number of Sites: 1

Maximum Number of People Per Site: 24

Toilets: Yes

Boat Access: None

Lake Size (acres): None

Need to Know

Natural Features

Once the site of a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, Camp Cook offers a campsite that can be reserved singly or as a group. This site is situated on a large grassy opening, which makes it particulary well suited for large gatherings. It is close in proximity to the Fishdam River, which makes it popular among anglers.

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, ice and deli are available nine miles Northeast on County Road 437 in the Thunder Lake Area.

Recreation

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

This site is located adjacent to the Fishdam River, which provides a great fishing opportunity for brook trout. Additionally, the drinking water and toilet are ideal for hunters looking to set up camp for deer season. 

This site does NOT offer swimming. However, there is an excellent beach area located at Camp 7 Lake Campground that is only two miles away.

Contact Information

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RAPID RIVER/MANISTIQUE RANGER DISTRICT 8181 US HWY 2 Rapid River MI 49878

Phone Number

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

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From the Intersection of US-2 and Forest Highway 13 (about 14 miles east of Rapid River or 22 miles west of Manistique), drive north 8.4 miles on Highway 13 to CR 442.

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