Golden Lake Campground

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Golden Lake Campground, located 15 miles northwest of Iron River, Mi., on the Iron River Ranger District, provides an opportunity for a northwoods experience, complete with fishing, viewing wildlife such as bald eagles, white-tailed deer, and numerous birds and small mammals. Golden Lake Campground features a single loop with 22 campsites that are spaced with natural vegetation for screening.  These drive in campsites can accommodate tents, trailers, and motor homes.  Each site offers a wood picnic table, fire ring, lantern post and parking spur.  Two vault toilets, one being accessible, are located in the camping loop and drinking water is provided by a hand pump.  A boat ramp, a small picnic area, and parking lot is located adjacent to the campground. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The campground is closed for the season.
Operational Hours: 24 hours - self pay
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $14 a night for camping
Open Season: May
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: June-September
Busiest Season: July-August
Restrictions: Camping in a developed recreation site is allowed for a period not longer than 14 days, except as otherwise posted. After this time, you must move to another campground or dispersed site for at least 24 hours. Campers must occupy the site the first night. Eight people and 2 motorized vehicles are allowed per campsite with a maximum of one RV or camper trailer and two tents per camping site or three tents per camping site.
 
Closest Towns: Watersmeet Michigan is 16 miles to the west and Iron River is 13 1/2 miles to the east.
Water: Drinking water-Hand pump
Restroom: 2 vault toilets located in campground
Passes: Golden Age/Interagency Senior and Access Passes accepted
Operated By: Campground operated by Lawn and Snow Outdoor Maintenance under a special use permit, 906-284-0206.
Information Center: The campground is operated by a private concessionaire under a special use permit. The concessionaire permitee is Lawn & Snow Outdoor Maintenance in Iron River, Mi. For additional information or questions about the campground please contact Lawn & Snow Outdoor Maintenance at 906-284-0206 or the local Ranger District. Day Use areas are operated by the Forest Service.

General Information

Directions:

From Watersmeet, Mi., Travel east on US 2 approximately 16 miles, turn left (north) on FH 16, travel north on FH 16 for approximately 7/10 tenths of a mile and the campground will be on your left.

From Iron River, Mi. Travel west on US 2 approximately 13 1/2 miles, turn right (north) on FH 16, travel north on FH 16 for approximately 7/10 tenths of a mile and the campground will be on your left.


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Campground Camping

Golden Lake Campground, located 15 miles northwest of Iron River, Mi., on the Iron River Ranger District, provides an opportunity for a northwoods experience, complete with fishing, viewing wildlife such as bald eagles, white-tailed deer, and numerous birds and small mammals. Golden Lake Campground features a single loop with 22 campsites that are spaced with natural vegetation for screening.  These drive in campsites can accommodate tents, trailers, and motor homes.  Each site offers a wood picnic table, fire ring, lantern post and parking spur.  Two vault toilets, one being accessible, are located in the camping loop and drinking water is provided by a hand pump.  A boat ramp, a small picnic area, and parking lot is located adjacent to the campground.

General Info:

Directions:

From Watersmeet, Mi., Travel east on US 2 approximately 16 miles, turn left (north) on FH 16, travel north on FH 16 for approximately 7/10 tenths of a mile and the campground will be on your left.

From Iron River, Mi. Travel west on US 2 approximately 13 1/2 miles, turn right (north) on FH 16, travel north on FH 16 for approximately 7/10 tenths of a mile and the campground will be on your left.


Seasonal Information:
Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation Info No Reservations
Fire Information Fire ring in each campsite
No. of Sites 22
No. of Accessible sites 0
Status: Closed
Open Season: May-September
Fees: $14 a night
Reservation info: No Reservations
Best Season: June-September
Hours of Operation: 24 hours - self pay
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

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Amenities

Boat ramp No Fee, located just southwest of the campground
Camping trailer 22 sites
Toilets One Accessible Vault toilet located near site #13 and 1 Double Valut Toilet located near the end of the campground loop
Accessible Accessible Vault Toilet located near site #13
Picnic tables Located in each campsite
Fee charged for some activities Camping $14 a night
Parking Paved parking near boat ramp
Tent camping 22 sites
Drinking water Hand pump located near lakeshore-north of the boat landing
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.171559
  Longitude : 
-88.882891