Oona C.

Morganton, NC

Joined May 2018

Well maintained, loaded with fossils

Huge selection of sites between 2 different campgrounds, from a huge RV to tents or hammocks, there are power and non-electric sites for fair prices. We made a last minute reservation, so didn't have a site next to the lake, but the walk from our spot (south campground, site 46) to the beach was easy enough. Once we got to the lake we found Petoskey stones and fossils like crazy! It's unbelievable how many there were. The sand was nice and the campground overall was clean and quiet. Rangers were very nice and test the water pumps every day. Beautiful views. Lots of deadfall for firewood for those who chose to gather. Sites are within viewing distance but not completely on top of each other. Would definitely stay again and spend more time on the hiking trails and looking for stones and fossils!

Great camp for UP fishing and hiking

Stayed here 2 nights and fished the lake in a 3 person boat. The lake is non-motorized and even though we were there the week of 4th of July, there were very few other campers. Only 1 or 2 other boats on the lake all through our stay, and some swimmers at the beach, the lake being non-motorized was very quiet and peaceful. Boat landing is gravel and a tad washed out, but fully usable for the small trolling boats that are allowed here. There were 3 RVs at some sites closer to the campground entrance but besides the occasion generator, they were very quiet and kept to themselves. Caught lots of Brook trout, smallmouth, and other panfish. Apparently large Northern reside in the depths, though we weren't lucky enough to hook one of the monsters hiding in the middle of this 80' deep lake. There is a small island that looks accessible by boat or swimming across the sandbar from the beach, but we didn't make land, just looked at its beauty from the water. There is a nesting bald eagle we continously saw while fishing as well as a young eagle hiding in a large tree near our site. There are also a pair of loons who weren't hard to spot every few minutes. Campsites are varying sizes and decently spaced, although some seem to be a little close together, it wasn't hard to get a good site on the lake with no neighbors. Every site has a picnic table, lantern hooks and a large metal fire ring with a heavy duty attached grill grate. Bathrooms are decent and centrally placed. Sunsets were fantastic, lake is crystal clear. Bugs are insane, but it's a part of the territory. Be prepared to make battle with the huge mosquito population of the Northwoods. Other than that, gorgeous location, secluded and pristine but only 6 miles to some amenities and attractions in Watersmeet, with a tavern and even the casino just a short drive away.

Clean rustic lake fun

Nice flat dirt sites, clean water pumps, well maintained toilets and a shared sandy swimming beach. Nice hiking trail runs from Spectacle Lake Campground to Kentuck Lake Campground. Quiet area, close to Phelps, Eagle River and border of Upper Michigan. Boat launch in campground.