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Cookson Lake Dispersed Campsite

2 Reviews

About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

Overview

Cookson Lake 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.

Recreation

Visitors enjoy swimming and fishing in the 35-acre adjacent…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

Reviews

2 Reviews of Cookson Lake Dispersed Campsite

Ratings Breakdown

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Dickie H.
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2019

Super isolated

Spent one night here with my dog. I was looking for a place to unplug and I sure got what I was looking for. Have to admit I was a bit out of my element for tent camping at this location. There were others camping at this site with RVs, a boat and off road vehicles. They were more prepared for the…

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Jennifer S.
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2019

Great rustic experience

Spent 3 nights here. Simple camp spot right on the lake. Fishing was good and so was kayaking the lake.

Location

Cookson Lake Dispersed Campsite is located in Michigan

Directions

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.

Coordinates

46.19559749 N
86.56151336 W

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About This Campground

Overview

Cookson Lake 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.

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.

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.

Nearby Attractions

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

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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