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MCKEEVER CABIN, MI
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewMcKeever Cabin is located in the Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, approximately 14 miles south of Munising, Michigan. The Cabin was constructed in 1991 and overlooks the 132-acre McKeever Lake.
While the facility offers little in the way of modern amenities, convenient access to a number of recreational activities, including hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming and cross-country skiing, make this cabin a desirable destination for the outdoors enthusiast.
During warmer months, visitors may park their vehicle and access the cabin by foot via a 1,000 ft. trail. When snow is present, the cabin may be accessed by snowshoe or cross-country skis via a 1-mile trail.
The cabin is situated on a small knoll surrounded by young evergreens and hardwood trees, overlooking the western shores of McKeever Lake. The lake was stocked with northern muskie in 1990, but also supports a good population of northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and bluegill.
During winter months, visitors can enjoy the McKeever Hills Ski Trail, which offers a quieter, less manicured alternative to highly groomed trails without sacrificing quality. The trail to the cabin connects directly to the ski trail, so visitors can ski right out the cabin door.
The cabin can accommodate up to four people comfortably and a maximum of six people. There are two sets of bunk beds (with 4 mattresses), one table with stools, one counter top, one corner seat and a wood burning stove. There is no longer a loft with a mattress in this cabin.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Mckeever Cabin (MI) does not have a physical address. The above address is for the District Ranger Office.
Vehicle access from the North: Take M-28 to FH 13, which is 3 miles east of Munising. Proceed south on FH 13 for 11 miles to FR 2163, located across from the road from Widewaters Campground.
Vehicle access from the South: Take US-2 to FH 13, which is about 25 miles west of Manistique. Proceed north on FH 13 for 22 miles to FR 2163.
During the snow-free season: Proceed east on FR 2163 for about 1 mile, following the brown signs with yellow arrows, to the signed parking area. The non-paved trail to the cabin begins before the parking lot and is approximately 1,000 feet long. There is a sign with an arrow and the word cabin pointing down the appropriate trail.
During winter season: Parking is available at the entrance to Widewaters Campground directly across from FR 2163, which is not plowed. Visitors must either snowshoe or cross-country ski for 1-mile along FR 2163 to reach the cabin. Pull behind sleds are permitted.
Note: Snowmobile access to the cabin, including on the ski trail/hiking trail, is prohibited.
Mailing Address:MCKEEVER CABIN
400 E MUNISING AVE.
MUNISING MI 49862
Phone Number:Information: (906)387-2512