COOKSON LAKE DISPERSED CAMPSITE, MI

Cookson Lake Dispersed Campsite offers a primitive place to stay in the thick of Michigan's wilderness. Beautiful forests surround several lakes in the area, providing ample opportunity to enjoy nature in all its forms.The campsite is located in a large open field on the shores...
Status: Open through Sun Nov 30 2014   Season Dates

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  • Off-road vehicles are not permitted at the campsite or on surrounding roads
  • 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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COOKSON LAKE DISPERSED CAMPSITE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Cookson Lake Dispersed Campsite offers a primitive place to stay in the thick of Michigan's wilderness. Beautiful forests surround several lakes in the area, providing ample opportunity to enjoy nature in all its forms.

Natural Features:

The campsite is located in a large open field on the shores of Cookson Lake. The lake boasts two small islands, and a variety of wildflowers abound in the area during warmer months.

Recreation:

Visitors enjoy swimming and fishing in the 35-acre adjacent lake. Largemouth bass, northern pike, bluegill and bullhead are among the typical catch. Licenses are required for fishing in Michigan waters.

Boating the lake is also a popular pastime, and a boat ramp is located near the campsite.

Facilities:

The campground offers five primitive campsites for tent and RV camping. Each offers tables and campfire rings. A pit toilet is located near one of the sites, but toilet paper is not provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Cookson Lake is near the Indian Wild and Scenic rivers and the Big Island Lake Wilderness Area.

Booking Window
Tue Sep 02 2014 - Sun Mar 01 2015

Reservations must be made 1 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 01 2014 Sun Nov 30 2014
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Mon Nov 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Pit Toilets
  • Swimming
  • Water Access
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Canoeing
  • River Access
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Biking
  • Boat Rentals
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • General Store
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Trailheads
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:
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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


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Nov 30 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $8.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Nov 30 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $8.00

*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):
46.41472, -86.63306
46°24'53"N, 86°37'59"W

From Munising, Michigan, take State Route 28 east towards Shingleton. Turn south on Highway 13 at Wetmore. Turn left onto Forest Service Road 2258 and continue for about 5 miles. Just before reaching the bridge over the Indian River, turn east on Forest Service Road 2257. Travel about a mile and a half east to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

COOKSON LAKE DISPERSED CAMPSITE
USFS, Munising Ranger District, 400 E Munising Ave
Munising  MI  49862

Phone Number:

Information:  (906)387-3700