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West Chickenbone Campground

4 Reviews

About This Campground

National Park Service

West Chickenbone Campground is located on the west end of Chickenbone Lake, off of the Indian Portage Trail This inland campground has no boater access. Canoe/kayak access from the 1.2 mile portage from McCargoe Cove or the .2 mile portage from Lake Livermore. Stay limit: two nights from June 1 –…

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Access

  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Stay Connected

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

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Dispersed

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

Reviews

4 Reviews of West Chickenbone Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Jason H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2021

Great for fishing

Beautiful views and secluded sites but the air was a bit stagnant. Nice access to the lake for a dip but it seems if you want to fish, this is it. Our neighbor caught 3 pike and a walleye in about 45 minutes.

  • Lake Richie on our way to West Chickenbone
  • Lake Richie for a break
  • Indian-Portage Trail
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Month of VisitSeptember
J
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2018

Great wilderness campsite

Very secluded campground with individual Lake Chickenbone access at each campsite. Very good spot to see wildlife including moose!

  • Sunset on Lake Chickenbone
  • Trail to group campsites
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Month of VisitSeptember
Danielle A.
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

Many private sites near the lake

I stayed here one night of a four day trip through Isle Royale NP. There are many tent sites, including a few group sites, and a couple of privys. Not all of the sites are on the lake but all have plenty of tree cover. My partner and I each found a nice spot on either side of our tent site which…

  • View of the site
  • Chickenbone Lake in the morning
  • My tent nestled into the trees, in a tent site on Chickenbone Lake

Location

West Chickenbone Campground is located in Michigan

Directions

West Chickenbone Campground is located on the west end of Chickenbone Lake, off of the Indian Portage Trail.

Address

800 E. Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

Coordinates

48.06402754 N
88.72414867 W

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About This Campground

West Chickenbone Campground is located on the west end of Chickenbone Lake, off of the Indian Portage Trail This inland campground has no boater access. Canoe/kayak access from the 1.2 mile portage from McCargoe Cove or the .2 mile portage from Lake Livermore. Stay limit: two nights from June 1 – Labor Day annually. Access: Canoe/kayak

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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