Carr 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 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 are NO toilets available at this campsite.

There is NO drinking water available. 

Lake Name: Carr Lake

Number of Sites: 1

Maximum Number of People Per Site: 16

Toilets: No

Boat Access: Slide

Lake Size (acres): 16

Need to Know

Natural Features

The Carr Lake campsite offers privacy and seclusion, situated on the small 16-acre Carr Lake. This site is fairly roomy (70 ft. by 40 ft.), grassy and suitable for 2 families. There is limited parking available at this site. 

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 availablefive miles Northeast on County Road 437 in the Thunder Lake Area.


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

Carr Lake offers fisheries for largemouth bass, yellow perch, northern pike and the occasional brook or brown trout. Carr Creek, located upstream and downstream from Carr Lake, offers a good fishery for brook and brown trout. Access to Carr Lake is by carry-in boat only and a boat slide has been constructed for small watercraft. 

Conditions for swimming are considered poor quality.

Contact Information



Phone Number

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

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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. 

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