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Status: Closed through Wed May 14 2014   Season Dates


Widewaters Campground is remotely located on Michigan's upper peninsula in the Hiawatha National Forest.

It sits on a stretch of heavily forested land between Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, near a series of smaller lakes and the Indian River, making it an ideal getaway for anglers and explorers alike.

Natural Features:

Widewaters is in a beautiful forest of mature hardwoods, sandwiched between Irwin Lake and Indian River.


This small, quiet campground is perfect for fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Anglers enjoy catching brook trout in the area.

The 9-mile Bruno's Run Trail, which winds its way past a host of small lakes in the area, passes directly through the campground and is a popular trail for hiking and biking, as well as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter.


The campground offers multiple well-spaced single-family sites, available for tent and RV camping. Sites vary from being heavily wooded and private, to open with little privacy. A few waterfront sites have access to the river. Some additional sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings and some have access to grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Boat ramps are available at the campground and also at Fish Lake.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat-In Sites
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Lantern Posts
  • Mushroom Picking
  • Parking Area
  • River Access
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Shade
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Lake Access
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Convenience Store
  • Emergency Phone
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Jet Skiing
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lodging
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Pay Phone
  • Propane
  • Restaurant
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • There are no electricity, water or sewer hook-ups at the campground
  • Off-road vehicles not permitted
  • Senior passes are honored
  • Do not bring outside firewood into the area; use only dead and downed firewood for campfires
  • For more information, contact the Hiawatha National Forest at 906-786-4062
  • Please call the campground if arriving more than 24 hours late for reservations, (906) 387-1804.
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit don'tmovefirewood.org for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.21944, -86.62833
46°13'10"N, 86°37'42"W

From Munising, Michigan, go east on Michigan Highway 28 for about 3 miles. Turn south on Forest Route 13 at Wetmore and continue for 12 miles. Turn west onto Forest Route 2162 and follow for about a mile to the campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 171
Munising MI 49862

Phone Number:

Information: (906)387-2512