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Cookson Lake Campground

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Huron-Manistee National Forests

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. All of these sites are nestled in hardwood trees and pines. All of them are on small inland lakes, which offer a wide variety of fishing opportunities.

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.__ A public boat ramp is located adjacent to site 2, which can be used to access Cookson Lake's fishery of largemouth bass, northern pike, bluegill and bullhead.

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.__ Drinking water is NOT present at these sites. There is a primitive toilet present at these sites. Lake Name: Cookson Lake Number of Sites: 5 Maximum Number of People: Site 1 (8), Sites 2-5 (16) Toilets: 1 Boat Access: Back-In Lake Size (acres): 35

Natural Features

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. These campsites is located in a large open field on the shores of Cookson Lake. All of the campsites are surrounded by a mixed stand of aspens and northern hardwoods on the south shore of the lake. This 35 - acre lake boasts two small islands, and a variety of wildflowers abound in the area during warmer months.

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

Nearby Attractions

Cookson Lake is near the Indian Wild and Scenic River and the Big Island Lake Wilderness Area.__ Groceries, ice, gasoline, fishing and camping supplies, ice and deli are available 5 miles east on County Road 437 in the Steuben Area.

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2 Reviews

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 wilderness! They told me about a pack of wolves roaming around and how they would snatch up my pup if given the opportunity and my girl had a growl off with something in the woods that night. Might have been a wolf! Mosquitos were crazy and there were some giant turtles that seemed to be taking over the whole area. Beautiful view of the big lake.

  • Review photo of Cookson Lake Campground by Dickie H., July 30, 2019
  • Review photo of Cookson Lake Campground by Dickie H., July 30, 2019
  • Review photo of Cookson Lake Campground by Dickie H., July 30, 2019
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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.

  • Review photo of Cookson Lake Campground by Jennifer S., July 23, 2019
  • Review photo of Cookson Lake Campground by Jennifer S., July 23, 2019
  • Review photo of Cookson Lake Campground by Jennifer S., July 23, 2019

Location

Cookson Lake Campground is located in Michigan

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Directions

From Munising, Michigan: Drive east on M-28 towards Wetmore. Turn right (south) on Forest Highway 13 at Wetmore and drive 11.9 miles to FR 2258.__ Turn left (southeast) and drive about 2.5 miles to FR 2257 (just before the bridge over the Indian River). Turn left (northeast) on FR 2257 and drive 1.8 miles across the access road.

Address

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

Coordinates

46.1955972 N
86.5615139 W

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