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Council Lake Campground

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About

USDA Forest Service

Hiawatha National Forest

Overview

There are many campsites on the Munising and Rapid River/Manistique Ranger Districts of the Hiawatha National Forest. Many are located on inland lakes and are in a rustic forest environment with few to no amenities and no drinking water. The rustic environment offers a wonderfully serene and peaceful setting for your next camping experience.__ The Council Lake Campsites sit on the shores of Council Lake in the center of the Hiawatha National Forest. It is located amid a series of forested lakes and provides ample opportunity for visitors to enjoy nature in the scenic surroundings.

Recreation

Council Lake is a 12-acre lake with yellow perch, rock and largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, bullhead and northern pike. Licenses are required to fish in Michigan waters.____ Council Lake is part of a small chain of lakes and offers excellent canoeing and kayaking opportunities. There is a short portage that links Council Lake to Bar Lake and the Indian Wild and Scenic River.Non-motorized boats can be used on the lake, however access at the campground is by land only. A boat ramp can be found at adjoining Red Jack Lake.__ 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.

Facilities

There are four 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 site 1, but toilet paper is not provided. There is NO drinking water. Lake Name: Council Lake Number of Sites: 4 Maximum Number of People: 8 (for each site) Toilets: 1 (by site 1) Boat Access: Carry-In Lake Size (acres): 14

Natural Features

These four campsites are situated on the quaint 12 - acre Council Lake, nestled in a mixed stand of hardwood and pine trees. They are on the southern shores of Council Lake, close to adjoining Red Jack and Scout lakes.

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For local information, please call (906) 387-2512 or call (906) 474-6442 for general information.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
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  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

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Tracy O.
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2017

Solo at its' Best!

Lovely secluded area way off the beaten path. Only 4 rustic sites available, and pretty much isolated from each other. Pretty lake, stunning in the fall!

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  • Review photo of Council Lake Campground by Tracy O., August 22, 2017
  • Review photo of Council Lake Campground by Tracy O., August 22, 2017

Location

Council Lake Campground is located in Michigan

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Directions

From Munising, Michigan, take Highway M-28 east towards Shingleton.__ Turn right (south) on Forest Highway 13 at Wetmore and drive 9.9 miles south to Forest Road 2261. Turn right (west) onto Forest Road 226 and drive 1.7 miles.__ Continue until the road ends at Council Lake.

Address

MUNISING RANGER DISTRICT 400 E. MUNISING AVE.
Munising, MI 49862

Coordinates

46.2416333 N
86.647175 W

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