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About West Chickenbone Campground

West Chickenbone Campground is located on the west end of Chickenbone Lake, off of the Indian Portage Trail. Consecutive night stay limit is two nights from June 1 - Labor Day annually. Six individual tent sites and three group sites. No boater access. Canoe/kayak access from the 1.2 mile portage from McCargoe Cove or the .2 mile portage from Lake Livermore.

ADA Access: Uneven, rough terrain throughout campground. Facilities are not accessible.

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Hike In
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Alcohol Allowed
West Chickenbone Campground is located in Michigan
48.064 N
-88.7241 W
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West Chickenbone Campground is located on the west end of Chickenbone Lake, off of the Indian Portage Trail.
3 Reviews of West Chickenbone Campground
Great wilderness campsite

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

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 was pretty close to the water and up a short slope, nestled right in the trees.

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Quite stay at West Chickenbone Lake

After getting off the ferry at McCargoe Cove, I hiked a short distance to W Chickenbone Lake. The views along the lake were incredible and you have an awesome view along the lake front campsites. There aren't shelters at this campsite but there is a privy, and the tent sites are really nice with lots of space to set up away from your neighbors. This wasn't my favorite campsite of the ones I stayed at on Isle Royale. The group sites were a little overgrown and there were only a few sites closer to the lake. However, it was a great place to stay, very quiet despite the large crowd, and a short hike away from McCargoe Cove if you're wanting a slow start to your day after the ferry ride over from Grand Portage.