Island Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Island Lake Campground is a popular campground and picnic area featuring a swimming beach, marked with buoys, on the 58-acre lake.

Island Lake is a small, sheltered lake. The forest around the campground is mixed hardwoods with many wildlife and waterfowl viewing opportunites.  Island Lake and the surrounding landscape are the result of glacial retreat.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open May 1 to September 30. Gated when closed.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Parking
Fees Recreation Enhancement Act Fee - Day Use -
  • Walk-in/bicycle: $2.00
  • Day: $5.00
  • Week: $15.00
Camping (per night)-
  • Single site: $15.00
  • Double site: $30.00
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).
Open Season: May 1
Usage: Light
Best Season: May 19 to Septemer 10
Restrictions: Forest-wide Closures - Camping Camping in Developed Recreation Areas
  • Camping in a developed campground for a period longer than 14 consecutive days unless posted otherwise.
  • Entering or being in a developed recreation site or portion thereof when posted CLOSED.
  • Entering or remaining in a campground between 10 PM and 6 AM when posted - except for properly registered campers.
  • Using a developed campsite by more than eight (8) people on a single unit or by more than sixteen (16) people on a double site.
  • Parking or leaving a vehicle in violation of posted instructions, including the use of a handicap-parking site without a valid state permit properly displayed.
  • Parking a vehicle outside the parking space assigned to one's own camp unit or other designated parking area.
  • Occupying a developed campsite by parking more than one camper, trailer, or motor home (RV) on a single unit site. Parking more than two camping vehicles or camping trailers on a double unit site or exceeding limits to group sites unless otherwise posted.
  • Parking, possessing, or leaving more than two vehicles per single unit camp site or four vehicles per double unit sites, except bicycles, motorcycles, or ATV's on trailers, unless posted otherwise.
Being publicly nude Storing Watercraft
  • Storing, mooring, or leaving a boat or raft over 24 hours.
Parking
  • Parking in violation of posted instructions.
Closest Towns: Mio, Rose City
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Mio Ranger District
Information Center: Mio Ranger District (989) 826-3252

General Information

Directions:

From West Branch -

  • Travel east on M-55 for 5 miles.
  • Turn left and travel north on M-33 for 16 miles.
  • Turn left and travel west on Loon Lake Loop Rd. for 1 mile.
  • The site is located on the left.

General Notes:

Location - Island Lake

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Loon Lake Day Use Area
  • Wagner Lake Campground

County - Oscoda

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • Gated when closed.

Activities


Beaches & Dunes

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Amenities -

  • Dumpster
  • Beach
  • Nature Trail
Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
No. of SitesSingle: 17

RV Camping

Amenities -

  • Dumpster
  • Beach
  • Nature Trail
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
Hookup - WaterNo
Vehicle ClearenceLow - Medium
No. of SitesSingle: 17
Size Restrictions25 Ft. or Less
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingDirt/Gravel
Hookup - SewerNo

Fishing

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Hiking

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Picnicking

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Water Activities

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Amenities

Boat ramp Gravel
Parking 50 vehicle capacity