Steuben Lake Campsites

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 drinking water available at this site.

There are primitive toilets located at both sites.

Lake Name: Steuben Lake

Number of Sites: 2

Maximum Number of Sites: Site 1 (24), Site 2 (16)

Toilets: Yes

Boat Access: Back-In Just before Site 2

Lake Size (acres): 151

Need to Know

Natural Features

There are two campsites located on the 151-acre Steuben Lake.

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 two miles west on County Road 437.


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

There are good swimming areas at both campsites. However, there is a hill at Site 2 and makes the beach area difficult to see from the campsite.

Steuben Lake has been stocked with walleye and has supporting populations of northern pike, largemouth bass, bluegill and perch. There is good boat access located in the northwest corner of Steuben Lake, along Forest Road 2662. This access can accomodate most fishing boats and trailers.

Contact Information



Phone Number

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

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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