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
Open May 1 to September 30. Gated when closed.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Recreation Enhancement Act Fee -Day Use -
Camping (per night)-
Single site: $15.00
Double site: $30.00
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).
May 1 - September 30
May 19 to Septemer 10
Forest-wide Closures - CampingCamping 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 nudeStoring Watercraft
Storing, mooring, or leaving a boat or raft over 24 hours.
Parking in violation of posted instructions.
Mio, Rose City
Mio Ranger District
Mio Ranger District
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.