COLWELL LAKE CAMPGROUND, MI

Colwell Lake Campground is situated on Colwell Lake in the center of Michigan's Hiawatha National Forest. Guests of all ages can enjoy nature and the outdoors in this picturesque setting. The campground has much to offer in terms of recreation, such as swimming, fishing, boating...
Status: Open through Tue Oct 07 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • No lifeguards present at swim beach; children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • 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 dontmovefirewood.org for more information.
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COLW STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 40 Pull-Through
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GRP GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 24 Accessible 40
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COLW STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 Accessible 40 Pull-Through
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COLW STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 Accessible 60 Back-In
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COLW STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 Accessible 40 Back-In
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COLW STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 Accessible 60 Back-In
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COLW STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 60 Back-In
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COLW STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 40 Back-In
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COLW STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 40 Back-In
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COLW STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 40 Back-In
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COLW STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 60 Back-In
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Colwell Lake Campground is situated on Colwell Lake in the center of Michigan's Hiawatha National Forest. Guests of all ages can enjoy nature and the outdoors in this picturesque setting.

The campground has much to offer in terms of recreation, such as swimming, fishing, boating and picnicking, and can accommodate families, individuals, small groups, RV and tent campers with several amenities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the eastern shore of the 145-acre Colwell Lake. The area is forested with a variety of deciduous and conifer trees, and some campsites overlook the water.

Recreation:

With an excellent swimming beach, boat access and an accessible fishing pier, Colwell Lake has plenty to offer families and anglers.

Largemouth bass, northern pike, crappie, pumpkinseed sunfish, perch and bluegill are all available in the lake. The facility also provides a leisurely 2 mile hiking and snowshoeing trail.

Facilities:

The campground consists of many individual family sites, as well as a group site that can hold 24 people and two tent-only sites along the lake shore. Sites are equipped with campfire rings, lantern posts and tent pads, with vault toilets and drinking water located throughout the facility.

A picnic area sits adjacent to the sandy swimming beach. Pedestal grills and tables for individual families or small groups are provided.

Boaters will find a boat ramp and launching pier near the campground entrance. There is adequate space for parking and a trailer turn-around.

Nearby Attractions:

Big Island, Fish and Straits lakes are all within 25 miles of the campground.

Booking Window

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sat Aug 02 2014 - Wed Jul 29 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Sat Aug 02 2014 - Thu Jan 29 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sat Aug 02 2014 - Thu Jan 29 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 15 2014 Tue Oct 07 2014
Peak Thu May 14 2015 Wed Oct 07 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Sites
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
Discount only applies to base rate.
Note: A $4.00 per night electrical hookup fee applies to Electric sites.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 15 2014 -
Oct 07 2014
WALK TO $14.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $50.00
Peak Season
May 14 2015 -
Oct 07 2015
WALK TO $14.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $50.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.22167, -86.4375
46°13'18"N, 86°26'15"W

From Manistique, Michigan, drive north 25 miles on State Route 94 to Forest Road 2246. Turn right (east) and drive 0.5 miles to the campground road.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

COLWELL LAKE CAMPGROUND
P.O. Box 171
Munising  MI  49862