Soldier Lake Campground is easily accessible from M-28, and yet is a quiet relaxing site that is well away from any noise of the highway. It gives the camper a feeling of remoteness and is still close enough to roads leading to some of the best sight-seeing in the Upper Peninsula. Stop and see the historical monument that overlooks the tiny Monument Lake. Link to Campground Map
At a Glance
Closes for season on September 11, 2013
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
From the intersection of M-28 and I-75 drive west on M-28 22.4 miles to FR 3138. Turn left (south) on FR 3138 and drive one mile to Soldier Lake Campground.
Camping & Cabins
There are 44 sites among red pine, aspen, and maple trees. Each site has a table and fire ring. There is drinking water and vault toilets, as well as easy access to the lake throughout the recreation area.
No. of Accessible sites
Lake and Pond Fishing
Soldier lake is a 15-acre lake. Bass and perch are caught here
Yellow Perch, Bass
1/4 mile spur to the North Country National Scenic Trail
Two large picnic areas can accommodate large groups with tables, grills, water, and vault toilets. A large grassy area for games has been provided for your enjoyment. A large picnic shelter, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's, is available for protection from a sudden shower. The shelter has tables and a fireplace for when the weather turns chilly. Please be sure that all fires, whether in grills, fire rings, or the picnic shelter, are dead out before leaving.
Boating - Non-Motorized
Boat access is by carry-in only, no motors are permitted.
There is a sandy beach perfect for sunbathing, wading, and swimming. Lifeguards are not present. Change houses are located at the end of the picnic shelter. Children should be accompanied in the water by an adult at all times.