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Ottawa National Forest, MICHIGAN

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Most Recent Ottawa National Forest Camping Reviews
Great place to camp!

Loved this site. Big open site. Great for star viewing. In between two great lakes. With hiking, biking trails. Loons will sing you to sleep. Sites are big and nicely spaced out. Nice shower-restrooms. Lots of mature trees mean lots of places to hang your hammock.

Fall asleep to loons!

Big clean sites. Clean bathrooms/showers. Between to lakes. Near hiking, kayaking, swimmimg.

My yearly northwoods escape

Beautiful crystal clear lake. Loons common. Great sites on the water. On bike and hiking trails. Great for swimming and kayaking.

Updated and all amenities

For the last 3 years the county has hired a new manager who lives on site. The county put in a new shower house that would make a college locker room look weak. All hookups available, and sewer service is an added perk. The new manager has updated all picnic tables, gravel, docks, signs, and even sells firewood. Set on the biggest inland lake in the U.P., with the best walleye fishing in the Midwest. Swimming beach for the kids, and nearby towns for stocking up. The only negative are the bugs. Early summer can bring black flies , but usually die down by July.

An oaisis in the wilderness for stocking up!

The most convenient campground in the western U.P. $15 per night, electric and water hookup, dump station. Within hundreds of feet of food, gas, diesel, propane, laundromat, and hardware. Easy access and wood available. Showers are clean and flush toilets. Very safe and central to the little town of Bruce Crossing. Owned by the township, money generated funds our roads here.

Township park and campground

Fees are $15 in a drop box. Owned by the township and the money generated goes toward a roads. Good showers, accommodates any size rv. Water,Electric hookups, and dump station. Food, gas, diesel, hardware, and laundry all within hundreds of feet to the camp sites. This campground is a perfect place to stop over in the middle of your wilderness trek.

Basic State Forest Campground

Have stayed here two or three times. Pretty quiet except for the boaters coming in and out in the morning and evening. Just your basic campground with pit toilets and pump water. Firewood available for $5 or $6 when I was there. Sites that I stayed in seem to have good amount of vegetation in between for privacy. Overall a good campground.

Beautiful family campground

Beautiful family campground on the North ashore of Lake Superior. It has RV, tent and back country sites as well as cabins and yurts for rent. Many amazing hiking trails and beautiful waterfalls to explore near by. Campground has large clean bathrooms and showers and a nice camp store. It is also pet friendly and has WiFi,  but no playground.  We stayed at site 82 which had a partial view of the lake and backed the tree line. It was a nice site. I gave this campground 4 out of 5 stars because some of the sites were a little too close together but overall a great campground and we will be back!

Beautiful Lakefront Sites

I really liked this campground. The lakeshore was so beautiful and we were literally right next to the water. The lake front sites weren’t super level but worth the trouble to have the view we had. Nice shower house and flushing toilets only a few yards down the road. My husband and I won’t hesitate to stay here again

Love this place!

Busy place in July! Perfect location to plan multi-family camping. Lots of amenities on site and nearby.