Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Deep Lake - Yankee Springs State Rec Area
No Alchohol
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Deep Lake - Yankee Springs State Rec Area is located in Michigan
42.617 N
-85.453 W
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12 Reviews of Deep Lake - Yankee Springs State Rec Area
Did the trick, beautiful walking

This campground was really nice and peaceful and there were lots of trees. We didn't have the best weather the weekend we went so there were a lot of tarps rigged up to provide shelter from possible rain. 

There is a lake and really nice hiking trails that we took advantage of. The rangers were constantly patrolling (even at night) which was kind of weird. We couldn't buy firewood at the campground when we arrived. 

Overall - good for a couple days, not our favorite.

Nice rustic campsite with lake and walking paths.

Big sites, many with pull through sites. Kids area and pit toilets are close.


It’s been years since I have been here but have great memories of rustic camping with family here growing up. Great large sites with nice views of the lake. The fun of roughing it rustic style.

Large and rustic

Lots of sites available! Disappointed that it was not open year round but the trails are still open. There’s a beautiful lake to fish and kayak. Tons of hiking trails!!

Decent rustic campground

Lots of sites to choose from, lake had some good fishing. The tent worms were terrible where our site was. Ranger patrols a lot, which is nice if you need them. Lots were a good size. Bathrooms were pretty clean too. Overall it was quite and we enjoyed our time.

Great rustic campground.

If you want seclusion away from the parking lot atmosphere down the road at Yankee Springs this is your place. There is much more space at each campsite and lots of old growth trees. The sites over looking Deep Lake are wonderful if you can snag one. This is a rustic campground and they have NO electricity or water and many are smaller tent sites. But the peace and quiet is great. You are just a short drive away from Yankee Springs and Gun Lake with the huge beach, plus you are basically right on the NCT and have access to miles of hiking and biking trails. This is a great campground if you don’t mind “roughing it”.

Great camp ground lots of shade camp site are spaceful and you can pick your site

Great times has a fishing dock and a boat landing but no beach

Nice, quiet campground, great location

I started camping at Deep Lake with a bunch of my friends years ago. We chose it because it was fairly close and rustic. While the majority if campsites are not right on the lake, most of them are grassy and spacious. The staff is friendly and there are a ton of trails to hike or bike. Lots of smaller lakes to paddle too. There is no swimming at Deep Lake but you can fish and paddle. If you want to swim or boat, Gun Lake is just up the road. It is large and shallow. Great for swimming. There are also lots of smaller lakes nearby. I highly recommend Yankee Springs, Deep Lake unit.

Lots of lakes

The caretaker was especially friendly, gave us recommendations for stuff to do in the area. The park itself has lots of hiking (possibly mountain biking) trails, boating. Water & vault toilets, some sites wooded, ok size. Not the cleanest state park I’ve ever been to (at least in 2013) but ok. Spent more time nearby than at the park but if you have a boat there’s a dock at the park that could keep you busy for days.

Deep Lake camp

One of the best, rustic camps in Mi! Trails, other nearby lakes, some sites on cliffs like it's Oregon! Great fishing. Quiet.