Clear 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 is NO drinking water.

There are NO primitive toilets.

Lake Name: Clear Lake

Number of Sites: 1

Maximum Number of People: 8

Toilets: No

Boat Access: Back-In

Lake Size (acres): 109

Need to Know

Natural Features

Clear Lake hosts a single campsite in an open area, located on the eastern side of the lake. This site measures 50 ft x 30 ft and can accomodate 2 families and trailers. There is a boat launch located adjacent to this site that is used by the public. Campers can expect public use of this boat access.

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.


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

Swimming is not recommended at this site.

Clear Lake boasts a great fishery of yellow perch, smallmouth bass, and largemouth bass. Occasionally, splake may be caught as well.

There is a back-in boat launch located adjacent to the campsite. It is used as public access point, so campers can expect users to cross their site to access this launch.

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 M-28 in Shingleton: Head South on M-94 for 11 miles to Clear Lake Road (Forest Road 2246). Turn left and follow for 3 miles to FR 2246J (on the left).

From US HWY 2 in Manistique: Head North on M-94 for 24 miles to Clear Lake Road (Forest Road 2246). Turn left and follow for 3 miles to FR 2246J (on the left).

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