Jewell Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Jewell Lake Campground is located on the east side of the 193-acre Jewell Lake. This lake offers a wide variety of fishing and boating opportunities.

A snowmobile trail runs through the area during the winter months.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open May 20 to September 6.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Parking
Fees Recreation Enhancement Act Fee - Camping -
  • Per Night: $15.00
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 20
Usage: Light
Best Season: May 15 to September 13
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 in violation of posted instructions.
Closest Towns: Harrisville, Curran, Barton City
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Huron Shores Ranger Station - (989) 739-0728
Information Center: Huron Shores Ranger Station (989) 739-0728

General Information


From Harrisville -

  • Travel west on M-72 for 14.5 miles.
  • Turn right and travel north on Sanborn Rd. for 2 miles.
  • Turn left and travel west on FR 4601. for .5 miles.

General Notes:

Location - Jewell Lake

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Hoist/Reid Lake Areas
    • Hoist Lake Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area
    • Horseshoe Lake Campground
    • Horseshoe Lake Boat Launch
    • Reid Lake Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area
    • Sprinkler Lake
  • South Branch Pine River
    • Pine River Campground

County - Alcona

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • Gated when closed.


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Campground Camping

Amenities -

  • Hand Pumps
  • Pedestal Grills
Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed. All sites are first come, first served.
No. of SitesSingle: 32

RV Camping

Amenities -

  • Hand Pumps
  • Pedestal Grills
Hookup - WaterNo
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed. All sites are first come, first served.
Vehicle ClearenceMedium
No. of SitesSingle: 32
Size Restrictions25 Ft. or Less
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingDirt/Sand
Hookup - SewerNo


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Water Activities

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Boat ramp Gravel
Parking 32 vehicle capacity