Gooseneck Lake is an extremely busy lake, with private lands and cottages surrounding most of this 123 acre lake. As a result, pontoon boats, jet skis and water skiers and even occasional fishing boats can be seen and heard on the lake. There is no drinking water available at these campsites. An improved public boat access is located near Site #1. A toilet is nearby which is shared with site #1. The lake offers a fishery for walleye, large and smallmouth bass, rock bass, sunfish and northern pike.
At a Glance
Administration fee is $8 per night per site.
From the Intersection of US-2 and Forest Highway 13 (about 14 miles east of Rapid River), drive north 8.4 miles on Highway 13 to CR 442. Turn right (east) and drive 8 miles to FR 2218. Turn left (north) and drive 1.6 miles to FR 2218EA or 0.8 mile to FR 2218G.
Camping & Cabins
There are four primitive campsites on Gooseneck Lake. Site #1 is set back in the trees and although not too large is very nice. It is 40 ft. by 30 ft. with rough road access, suitable for a single family. Trailers not recommended. Site #2 is 70 ft. by 30 ft. and is suitable for one family. Once again, trailers are not recommended. Site #3 is an excellent camping area at the top of a small, sandy bank. It is an open area 100 ft. by 70 ft. in size. The access is good and this site is suitable for two families and trailers. Site #4 is located on the south side of the lake. This site is 70 ft. by 45 ft. and can accommodate two families. The access road is firm but very narrow with sharp turns. Small trailers can be accommodated, but larger ones will have difficulty because of the limited turn-around space.
Lake and Pond Fishing
Gooseneck Lake is a 123 acre lake. There is an unimproved boat access at site #2 which is shared with site #3. Another unimproved boat access is located at site #4.
Sites #2, #3 and #4 have nice areas for swimming; however, the shoreline cannot be seen from site #3 because of the high bank. Swimming from site #1 is not recommended. These swimming areas have not been checked for possible hazards, so caution should be exercised. Please remember that you swim at your own risk. Lifeguards are not present. Children should be accompanied in the water by an adult at all times.
Boating - Non-Motorized
There is an unimproved boat access at site #2 which is shared with site #3. Another unimproved boat access is located at site #4.