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Mckeever Cabin

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USDA Forest Service


McKeever Cabin is located in the Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, approximately 14 miles south of Munising, Michigan. The Cabin was constructed in 1991 and overlooks the 132-acre McKeever Lake.

While the facility offers little in the way of modern…

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2 Reviews of Mckeever Cabin

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Robert C.
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2018

Great cabin with quiet lake and walking trails.

This was an awesome rustic cabin. We went to Tom's Lake Cabin a couple weeks prior to this and had a really good experience. I was able to book this one just a few weeks out.

It's not on Google Maps so I had to plug the coordinates from into the Maps program, then the route came up.…

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Reviewed May. 17, 2018

Secluded little cabin on the lake

Private cabin on Mckeever lake. Loved this spot! Cabin with two bunk beds, a woodburning stove, table and seating. Water pump available as well as a woodshed and outhouse. Key code entry is provided when booked.

The cabin is a short 1000 foot walk from the parking in warmer months but in the…

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Month of VisitMay


Mckeever Cabin is located in Michigan


* McKeever Cabin does not have a physical address. * Vehicle access from the North: Take M-28 to FH-13, which is 3 miles east of Munising. Proceed south on FH-13 for 11 miles to FR-2163, located across from the road that leads to the Widewaters Campground. * Vehicle access from the South: Take US-2 to FH-13, which is about 25 miles west of Manistique. Proceed north on FH-13 for 22 miles to FR-2163. * During the snow-free season: Proceed east on FR-2163 for about 1 mile. There will be brown signs with yellow arrows, to the signed parking area for McKeever Cabin. The non-paved trail to the cabin begins before the parking lot and is approximately 1,000 feet long. There is a sign with an arrow and the word "cabin" pointing down the appropriate trail. * During winter season: Parking is available at the entrance to the Widewaters Campground directly across from FR-2163, which is not plowed. Visitors must either snowshoe or cross-country ski for 1-mile along FR-2163 to reach the cabin. Pull behind sleds are permitted. * Note: Snowmobile access to the cabin, including on the ski trail/hiking trail, is prohibited.


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About This Campground


McKeever Cabin is located in the Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, approximately 14 miles south of Munising, Michigan. The Cabin was constructed in 1991 and overlooks the 132-acre McKeever Lake.

While the facility offers little in the way of modern amenities, convenient access to a number of recreational activities, including hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming and cross-country skiing, make this cabin a desirable destination for the outdoors enthusiast.

During warmer months, visitors may park their vehicle and access the cabin by foot via a 1,000 ft. trail. When snow is present, the cabin may be accessed by snowshoe or cross-country skis via a 1-mile trail.


During winter months, visitors can enjoy the McKeever Hills Ski Trail, which offers a quieter, less manicured alternative to highly groomed trails without sacrificing quality. The trail to the cabin connects directly to the ski trail, so visitors can ski right out the cabin door.

The Bruno's Run Trail offers a 9 mile (14.48 km) loop ideal for hiking and mountain biking in spring, summer and fall and snow shoeing in winter. Although the trail is not groomed for cross-country skiing, it does offer a suitable source for experienced skiers who prefer to break their own way.

Seasonal activities also include swimming, canoeing, kayaking and fishing on the lake as well as hunting in designated areas. See the Michigan Department of Natural Resource's website for information about hunting seasons and permits.


The cabin can accommodate up to four people comfortably and a maximum of six people. There are two sets of bunk beds (with 4 mattresses), one table with stools, one counter top, one corner seat and a wood burning stove. There is no longer a loft with a mattress in this cabin. There are no modern bathroom facilities or electricity offered at this cabin. In order to ensure a comfortable stay, visitors must bring several of their own supplies including a camp stove, dishes, cooking utensils, containers for carrying water, toilet paper, lanterns, sleeping bags and pillows. A vault toilet is located just off the trail to the cabin and there is a (summer/winter) hand pump with drinking water located down the trail to the lake. Do not bring firewood from home: firewood will be supplied at the cabin.

Natural Features

The cabin is situated on a small knoll surrounded by young evergreens and hardwood trees, overlooking the western shores of McKeever Lake. The lake was stocked with northern muskie in 1990, but also supports a good population of northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and bluegill.

The Big Island Lake Wilderness is located near the cabin and features 23 small lakes ranging in size from 5 to 149 acres. White birch, maple and aspen cover the wooded hills that surround the lakes. Berries, mushrooms and wildflowers grow throughout the area and a wide range of wildlife and waterfowl, including sensitive species, may be carefully observed here.

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  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

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  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

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

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    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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