Courtney Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
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Courtney Lake Campground, located in Ontonagon County, is 22 miles southeast of Ontonagon, Mi., on the Ontonagon Ranger District, in the northeast portion of the Ottawa National Forest.  This campground features one loop with 21 spacious sites that can accommodate tents, trailers, or larger motor homes.  It offers two "walk-in" sites for tent campers. Campsites are spaced with natural vegetation for screening.  Each site offers a  wooden picnic table, fire ring, lantern post and parking spur. Two sets of vault toilets are located in the campground loop and two pressurized faucets provide water for campers.  Adjacent to the campground is a boat landing, picnic area and beach area. The 2.2 mile Circle of Life Trail, with its bog viewing platform adjoins the campground with trailheads at the south side of campsite #7 and across from the Beach and Day Use area parking lot. One of the Ottawa's only Equestrian Trails can also be found adjacent to the campground.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 24 hours - self pay
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $14 a night
Open Season: May
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: June-September
Busiest Season: July-August
Closest Towns: Ontonagon, Mi 22 miles to the northwest and Mass City Mi 9 miles to the west.
Water: Drinking Water-Pressurized Faucets
Restroom: 1 Accessible Vault Toilet and 3 Single Vault Toilets in campground.
Passes: Golden Age/Interagency Senior and Access Passes are accepted.
Operated By: Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc. Phone: 435-245-6521 Email: info@sceniccanyons.com
Information Center: The campground is operated by a private concessionaire under a special use permit.  The concessionaire permitee is Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc.  For additional information or questions about the campground please contact Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc. at 435-245-6521 or info@sceniccanyons.com, or the local Ranger District.  Day Use areas are operated by the Forest Service.

General Information

Directions:

From Ontonagon, Mi., travel east on M-38 for approximately 21 miles to FR 1960.  Turn right (south) onto FR 1960 and travel 1 mile to the campground.  

From Mass City, Mi., travel 8 miles east on M-38 to FR 1960 and turn right (south) on FR 1960 and travel 1 mile to campground. 

From Baraga, Mi., travel approximately 20 miles west on M-38 to FR 1960 and turn left and travel 1 mile to campground.


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Courtney Lake Campground, located 22 miles southeast of Ontonagon, Mi., on the Ontonagon Ranger District features a single loop with 21 spacious sites that can accommodate tents, trailers, or larger motor homes.  Courtney Lake Campground also features two "walk-in" sites for tent campers. This Campground provides a scenic view and access to the lake. Each site offers wooden picnic table, fire ring, lantern post and parking spur. Two sets of vault toilets and two pressurized water faucets are located within the camping loop. Adjacent to the campground is a boat landing, picnic area, and a sandy beach. The 2.2 mile Circle of Life Trail with its bog viewing platform adjoins the campground with trailheads at the south side of campsite #7 and across from the Beach Day Use area parking area. One of the Ottawa's only Equestrian Trails can also be found adjacent to the campground.

General Info:

Seasonal Information:

This campground is scheduled to open to the public with services on May 23rd, weather permitting.  For addtional information please contact Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc.

Phone: 435-245-6521

Email: info@sceniccanyons.com

Website: www.sceniccanyons.com

 

Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc.

Phone: 435-245-6521

Email: info@sceniccanyons.com

Website: www.sceniccanyons.com


Sleeping ShelterNo
Fire Information Fire ring in each campsite
Reservation Info No Reservations
No. of Sites 21 (19 for campers with 2 walk in only sites 
No. of Accessible sites 0
Status: Open
Fees: $14 a night
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

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Amenities

Boat ramp No Fee, located north of Campground
Camping trailer 19 sites
Toilets An accessible vault toilet is located near site #5, 2 vault toilets are located near site 18 and one near site #5
Accessible Accessible Picnic Table in campsites and accessible vault toilet located near site #5
Picnic tables Accessible tables in campsite and tables in day use and picnic area
Fee charged for some activities $14 a night for camping
Parking Available near access to campsite #15 & #16 (Walk-In Sites). Parking also available at boat landing and Beach Day Use area
Tent camping 21 sites. Sites #15  are available for walk-in access only
Interpretive Site Circle of Life Trail
Drinking water Pressurized faucets located near campsite #1 and #5. Faucet also available north of campground near pakring area.
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.752351
  Longitude : 
-88.940446