Colwell lake is 145 acres with an excellent swimming beach and boat access. Camping, fishing, picnicking and hiking are other popular recreation activities at Colwell Lake. Renovated in 1993, the area meets most current Americans with Disabilities Act Guidelines. Electricity, water hydrants, a dump station, picnic ground, lakeside path, and skid pier have been added. Link to Campground Map
At a Glance
Open May 15 thru October 7
Site Fee $12 / $16 / $50 - Dump station Fee $4.00 - Federal Recreation Passes (Golden/America the Beautiful) are accepted. Some of these sites are reservable. Reservations are made on the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS). To check availability of the campsites or to make a reservation, call 877-444-6777 or go to www.recreation.gov
From Manistique drive north 25 miles on M-94 to FR 2246. Turn right (east) and drive 0.5 miles to the campground road.
Camping & Cabins
The campground consists of 35 individual family sites, five have electric RV hook-ups, fire ring, lantern post and tent pad. Toilets and water hydrants are conveniently spaced throughout the campground.
No. of Accessible sites
Group site is available for those wishing to camp together. Reservations must be made for the group site.
Lake and Pond Fishing
Colwell lake is 145 acres with an excellent swimming beach and boat access. Camping, fishing, picnicking and hiking are other popular recreation activities at Colwell Lake.
Largemouth bass,Northern pike,Black crappie, Pumpkin see, Perch and Bluegill
2 miles hiking and snowshoe trail
The picnic area is located adjacent to the swimming beach. Pedestal grills and tables for individual families or small groups are provided.
Boating - Motorized
A boat ramp and launching pier are located near the campground entrance. Adequate space for parking and a trailer turn-around exist.
Visitors will find a very large, sandy beach and swimming area. Sand mats connected to the shoreline trail allow access to the beach for the mobility impaired. Lifeguards are not present. Children should be accompanied in the water by an adult at all times.