Island Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

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).
Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit.
Open Season: May 1 - September 30
Usage: Light
Best Season: May 19 to Septemer 10
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
Closest Towns: Mio, Rose City
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Mio Ranger District
Information Center:

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