Condon Lakes West

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This area is very popular for mushroom and berry picking, as well as hunting, fishing and camping.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Managed Season starts May 1, 2016 and ends Oct. 31, 2016.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees No Fee
Permit Info: Special Use Permit -
  • No special use permit is required for individuals or small groups (74 people or less).
  • Permits are required for commercial, event or large groups (75 people or more).
Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit.
Open Season: January 1
Restrictions: As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors. These rules are available to you on-line or at any office of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. Please take time to read and understand them. General Topic orders apply across the Forests. Applicable Orders -
  • Motorized Vehicle Use of Roads, Trails and Off-road Areas; R904-14-02
  • Occupancy and Use - Developed Recreation Areas, Dispersed Areas, Being Publicly Nude, Marine Prohibitions, Parking and Sanitation; R904-14-03
Operated By: Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District - 650 N. Michigan Ave. P.O. Box D, Baldwin, MI 49304
Information Center:

General Information

General Notes:

Location - Condon Lake Special Area

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Highbank Semi-Primitive Motorized Area
  • Condon Lake
  • Sawkaw Lake
  • Highbank Lake Campground
  • Walkup Lake Campground
  • Nichols Lake North
  • North Country National Scenic Trail

Acreage - 3,300

County - Newaygo


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Reservation InfoNo reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first serve.
No. of SitesSingle: 6


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Parking 3 vehicle capacity - with trailers