COUNCIL LAKE DISPERSED CAMPSITE, MI

Council Lake Dispersed Campsite sits on the shores of Council Lake in the center of the Hiawatha National Forest. Its location amid a series of forested lakes provides ample opportunity for visitors to enjoy nature in the scenic surroundings.The small campground is nestled in ...
Status: Open through Sun Nov 30 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • No drinking water is provided at the campsite
  • Off-road vehicle use is prohibited at the campsite and in the surrounding areas
  • 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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COUNCIL LAKE DISPERSED CAMPSITE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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Overview

Overview

Council Lake Dispersed Campsite sits on the shores of Council Lake in the center of the Hiawatha National Forest.

Its location amid a series of forested lakes provides ample opportunity for visitors to enjoy nature in the scenic surroundings.

Natural Features:

The small campground is nestled in a mixed stand of hardwood trees and pines. It is on the southern shores of Council Lake, close to adjoining Red Jack and Scout lakes.

Recreation:

Council Lake is a 14-acre lake with yellow perch, rock and largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, bullhead and northern pike. Licenses are required to fish in Michigan waters.

Non-motorized boats can be used on the lake, however access at the campground is by hand only. A boat ramp can be found at adjoining Red Jack Lake. Canoeing and kayaking are also popular among visitors to the tranquil campsite.

Facilities:

There are four primitive campsites at Council Lake for tent and small RV camping. Each campsite is equipped with a table and a campfire ring. A pit toilet is located near one of the sites, but toilet paper is not provided.

The day-use area is equipped with tables and a campfire ring with a grill. The area is near a beach that is perfect for lounging and swimming. No drinking water is provided at the campsite; water must be brought in and garbage must be carried out.

Booking Window
Wed Oct 22 2014 - Tue Apr 21 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
  • Beach
  • Campfire Rings
  • Lake
  • Pit Toilets
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Water Access
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Bait Shop
  • Biking
  • Boat Rentals
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing Pier
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Grocery Store
  • Lodging
  • 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):
46.40917, -86.64917
46°24'33"N, 86°38'57"W

From Munising, Michigan, take Highway 28 east towards Shingleton. Turn south on Highway 13 at Wetmore. After 10 miles turn right onto Forest Service Road 2261. Continue until the road ends at Council Lake.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

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

Phone Number:

Information:  (906)387-3700