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Petes Lake Campground

8 Reviews

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About This Campground

National Forest

Petes Lake Campground, located in the center of Michigan's Hiawatha National Forest, is surrounded by several lakes and offers excellent hiking, biking, fishing, boating and more.

Snuggled amongst mixed hardwood trees, the campground offers a swimming beach and day-use picnic area away from the…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite

Stay Connected

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

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 75 ft.

Reviews

8 Reviews of Petes Lake Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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B
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2021

Pete’s Lake

If you love kayaking and mountain biking and large secluded campsites that are inexpensive, this campground is for you! Close to Munising and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. It’s rustic— no water or electric hookups. The KOA in town will let you dump and fill with fresh water for $15.

  • Our campsite at Pete’s Lake.
Site8D
Month of VisitAugust
Kate W.
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2020

Love this campground!

Campsites are pretty secluded, family-friendly atmosphere. The swimming area is a great spot for stargazing.

C
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2020

WARNING WARNING WARNING

Be Warned!!!

The campsite is great but the General Store nearby is very shady and is likely scamming tourists!

There is a guy at the General store 5 minutes down the road from Pete's Lake that will rent you a boat to take out on lake Superior if you like. He doesn't put his stuff online or…

  • There is no cell service in the National forest to answer. We had no reason to think the boat was in any different condition than we rented it
  • First Photo right when we launched
SitePetes Lake Campground
Month of VisitSeptember

Location

Petes Lake Campground is located in Michigan

Directions

From Munising, Michigan, go approximately 3 miles east on State Route 28 to Highway 13 at Wetmore. Travel south on Highway 13 about 10 miles to Forest Service Road 2173. Turn left and drive about a half-mile to the road to Petes Lake Campground.

Coordinates

46.2281888 N
86.59700067 W

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About This Campground

Petes Lake Campground, located in the center of Michigan's Hiawatha National Forest, is surrounded by several lakes and offers excellent hiking, biking, fishing, boating and more.

Snuggled amongst mixed hardwood trees, the campground offers a swimming beach and day-use picnic area away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Recreation

Visitors enjoy a variety of water-related recreation opportunities. The campground also has fishing pier next to the day-use area. Anglers can expect healthy populations of northern pike, bass, walleye and perch in the lake.

The nine-mile Bruno's Run Trail, which winds its way past a host of small lakes in the area, passes directly through the campground and is a popular trail for hiking and biking, as well as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter.

Facilities

The campground offers multiple spacious and forested private campsites for tent and RV camping. A few sites overlook the lake.

Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings and about half of the sites have access to a grill. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

A shaded day-use picnic area at the campground offers multiple tables and benches right on the lake shore. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are also provided in the picnic area, as well as a fairly large parking area.

Natural Features

The campground is situated on the upper peninsula of Michigan, on the shores of the 190-acre Petes Lake. It sits amid rolling hills that are forested with a variety of deciduous and conifer trees. Many of the campsites are shaded and private.

Nearby Attractions

Big Island, Fish and Straits lakes are all within 25 miles of the campground.

ADA Access: N

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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