Round Lake Campground and Day Use Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Round Lake Campground is a wooded camping area offering a wide variety of recreation opportunities. Most of the ownership around the 91-acre lake is private. This access provides the only public access on the lake.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open May 15 to September 12.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Parking
Fees Recreation Enhancement Act Fee - Camping (per night):
  • Single Site: $14.00
  • Double Site: $25.00
Day Use (per vehicle):
  • Per Day: $5.00
  • Season: $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 15
Usage: Light
Best Season: May 21 to September 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 in violation of posted instructions.
Closest Towns: Hale, Tawas
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 Tawas City -

  • Travel northwest on Plank Rd./Indian Lake Rd. for 7 miles.
  • Turn right and travel west on Latham Rd. for .5 miles.

General Notes:

Location - Corsair Area, Round Lake, Indian Lake

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Tuttle Marsh
  • Corsair Cross-Country Ski and Hiking Trail
  • Sand Lake Day Use Area

County - Iosco

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • Gated when closed.

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Campground Camping

Amenities -

  • Lantern Posts
  • Hand Pumps
  • Beach
  • Picnic Area
  • Garbage Service
Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
No. of SitesSingle: 33

RV Camping

Amenities -

  • Lantern Posts
  • Beach
  • Picnic Area
  • Garbage Service
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed. All sites are first come, first served.
Hookup - WaterNo
Vehicle ClearenceLow
Size Restrictions25 Ft. or Less
No. of SitesSingle: 33
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingDirt/Gravel
Hookup - SewerNo


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Boat ramp Gravel