Monocle Lake Campground has something for everyone. Monocle Lake is a perfect place to use as a home-base while visiting the many recreational opportunities available in the Sault Ste. Marie area, as well as exploring the Whitefish Bay National Scenic Byway all the way to Tahquamenon Falls. Monocle Lake offers a quiet, relaxing place to fish, swim, hike, and just enjoy the out of doors while camped along the shores of a lovely inland lake. Link to Campground Map
At a Glance
Open May 21 thru October 15
Site Fee $16 - Day Fee $5.00 - 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
Bay Mills Indian Community
From the intersection of M-28 and I-75 drive 15.6 miles west on M-28 to Ranger Road (FH-87). Turn right (north) and drive 6.2 miles on Ranger Road to Lake Shore Drive (forest Highway 42). Turn right (east) on Lake Shore Drive and drive 6.7 miles on FR 3699. Turn right (west) on FR 3699 and drive 1 mile to Monocle Lake Campground.
Monocle Lake Campground offers 39 campsites in a northern hardwood, aspen, red maple, and white birch setting. All sites have hardened surfaces and tent pads to accommodate accessibility needs. Accessible tables, fire rings, and lantern posts are available at each site. Accessible pressurized water and pit toilets are conveniently spaced throughout the recreation area.
No. of Accessible sites
Lake and Pond Fishing
The lake is 172 acres, 40-45 ft. deep, and populated with walleye, small mouth bass, pike, and perch. There are two man-made reefs on the east shore adjacent to the campground. No diving is allowed off the pier. Swimming at or near the pier is discouraged.
The picnic/swim area is easily accessible from the spacious 60 vehicle day-use parking area. Tables, grills, and pressurized water are provided as well as accessible toilet facilities. The day-use area can be accessed from the campground by interconnecting pathways.
The swim area is easily accessible from the spacious 60 vehicle day-use parking area. Lifeguards are not present. Children should be accompanied in the water by an adult at all times.
Boating - Motorized
A boat launch and parking area is located between the campground and the day-use area.