Indian Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Indian Lake Campground is located on the 34-acre Indian Lake. The lake is surrounded by national forest, except a few small private ownerships on the northwest and southeast sides of the lake. The lake has clear water and a sandy bottom, and is popular for fishing. A boat launch provides both motorized and nonmotorized boating access to visitors. The lake is shallow and is characterized by reeds around the edges. The lake at its deepest is 10 feet.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Managed season is from May 1 to October 31.
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: $10.00
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: April 1 - November 30
Usage: Light
Best Season: January 1 to December 31
Busiest Season: May to October
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: Brohman
Water: None
Restroom: Pit
Operated By: Baldwin White Cloud Ranger District - (231) 745-4631
Information Center:

General Information


From White Cloud -

  • Travel north on M-37 for 10 miles.
  • Turn left and travel west on Center Rd.
  • Turn left and travel south on Nagek Dr. for .5 miles.
  • At "Y" intersection veer left.
  • Road terminates at site.

General Notes:

Location - Indian Lake

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Loda Lake Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area

County - Newaygo

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • This site is not gated during the off season.
  • This site is not maintained in winter:
    • Access road and/or parking lot are not plowed.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
No. of SitesSingle: 6


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Water Activities

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Boat ramp Gravel
Parking 3 vehicle capacity