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Widewaters Campground

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National Forest

Hiawatha National Forest


Widewaters Campground is remotely located on Michigan's upper peninsula in the Hiawatha National Forest. It sits on a stretch of heavily forested land between Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, near a series of smaller lakes and the Indian River, making it an ideal getaway for anglers and explorers alike.


This small, quiet campground is perfect for fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Anglers enjoy catching brook trout in the area. The 9-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.


The campground offers multiple well-spaced single-family sites, available for tent and RV camping. Sites vary from being heavily wooded and private, to open with little privacy. A few waterfront sites have access to the river. Some additional sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings and some have access to grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Boat ramps are available at the campground and also at Fish Lake.

Natural Features

Widewaters is in a beautiful forest of mature hardwoods, sandwiched between Irwin Lake and Indian River.

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4 Reviews

Art S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2022

Remote and rustic

This is a larger campground for the area. Sites are located around one loop. 3 sets of vault toilets are evenly spaced. Sites are decently sized and have shade.

The boat launch is down another short road so traffic doesn’t come through camp. Hiking trails can be found right from camp which is a feature we look for.

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Reviewed Sep. 7, 2021

Great for canoeing

Stopped for a night to camp and canoe around the Fish Lake area. There’s a really cool little camp spot on one of the islands. Next time we’ll definitely be packing for a stay out there. Very clean and quiet.

Month of VisitOctober
Dustin D.
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2019

Remote and Scenic

This campground has no running water, so no showers or anything fancy so if you like having those amenities this is not for you, but it takes you into the wilderness and into the beauty of the remote forests of the Upper Peninsula.  It is a peaceful and quite campground with a lake and a river, and beach it is away from everything the stars at night really shine here.  The caretakers and really cool and nice people.  What made it for me though was just the fact that it was away from everything and gave you a break from reality and society and just took you into nature.  If you like getting away and roughing it, then this a great campground to pitch up your tent or camper and having a relaxing trip.

Month of VisitJuly
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Widewaters Campground is located in Michigan

Detail location of campground


From Munising, Michigan, go east on Michigan Highway 28 for about 3 miles. Turn south on Forest Highway 13 at Wetmore and continue for 12 miles. Turn west onto Forest Road 2262 and follow for about a mile to the campground entrance.


P.O. Box 171
Munising, MI 49862


46.2194444 N
86.6283333 W

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