Wagner Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This shallow lake is surrounded by National Forest System lands.

A small campground surrounded by a mixed hardwood forest, this area is popular.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open May 1 to December 1. Gated when closed.
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 - 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 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: Mio
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Mio Ranger District
Information Center: Mio Ranger District (989) 826-3252

General Information


From Grayling -

  • Travel east on M-72 for 30 miles.
  • Turn right and travel south on M-33 for 7 miles.
  • Turn right and travel west on Wagner Lake Rd. for 1 mile.
  • The site is located on the left.

General Notes:

Location - Wagner Lake

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Island Lake Campground
  • Loon Lake Day Use Area

County - Oscoda

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • Gated when closed.


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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Amenities -

  • Hand Pump
Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
No. of SitesSingle: 12

RV Camping

Amenities -

  • Hand Pump
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed. All sites are first come, first served.
Hookup - WaterNo
Vehicle ClearenceLow
No. of Sites
  • Single: 12
  • Group: 3
Size Restrictions50 Ft. or Less
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingDirt/Gravel
Hookup - SewerNo

Group Camping

Amenities -

  • Hand Pump
Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
Group ShelterNo
No. of SitesGroup: 3
Group Cooking FacilitiesNo
Hookups - ElectricNo


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Water Activities

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Boat ramp Gravel
Parking 2 vehicle capacity