Lyman 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.

Primitive toilets can be found at several of the campsites.

Lake Name: Lyman Lake
Number of Sites: 10
Maximum number of people per site: 

Toilets: Yes Sites 3,4,5,8, and 9
Boat Access: Back-In, Public access launch in-between sites 6 and 7

Lake Size (acres): 67

Need to Know

Natural Features

Lyman Lake has 10 campsites lining its shores, which can make this lake very busy! Each campsite has its own set of specific features.

Sites 2,3,5,8, and 9 all had rock work and split rail done to them to bring back the edges of the 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 available seven 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.

Lyman Lake supports a diverse fishery of bluegills, pumpkinseeds, rock bass, largemouth bass and northern pike. There is a back-in boat access, with parking, located between sites 6 and 7.

Swimming conditions vary based on site choice.

Contact Information



Phone Number

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

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

Primary access is off Forest Roads 2218 and 2436, with secondary access depending on which site is chosen. 

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

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