Bobcat Lake Campground

  

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Located in Gogebic County just 3 miles southeast of Marenisco, Mi., on the Bessemer Ranger District in the southern half of the Ottawa National Forest. Bobcat Lake campground features one loop with 11 campsites. Campsites are bordered by vegetation providing privacy between sites. These drive in sites offer a tent pad, wood table, fire ring, lantern post and gravel parking spur. Two accessible vault toilets are located in the campground and water is provided by a centrally located hand pump in the loop. A sandy beach and day use area, complete with vault toilets, tables, grills and changing house is located 1/2 mile east of the campground.  Also adjacent to the campground is a boat ramp which provides access to a variety of game fish.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No services after September 1, 2014.  Free primitive camping allowed.
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 $12 a night for camping.  During the early spring and late fall (when services are not provided) fees are not charged.
Open Season: January
Usage: Light
Best Season: June-September
Busiest Season: July-August
Closest Towns: Marenisco, Mi., is 3 miles to the northwest. Larger towns include Ironwood, Mi., 30 miles to the west and Watersmeet, Mi., is 29 miles to the east.
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: 2 vault toilets in campground and 2 in day use area.
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 Bessemer, Mi., travel east on US 2 approximately 19 miles, turn right onto Fair Avenue and travel approximately 1 mile to M 64, turn left onto M 64 and travel approximately ¼ mile to FR 8500, turn right onto FR 8500 and travel approximately 2 miles to the campground.

From Watersmeet, Mi., travel west on US 2 approximately 24 miles, turn left onto M 64 and travel approximately 2 miles to FR 8500, turn left onto FR 8500 and travel approximately 2 miles to the campground.
 


Accessibility:

Accessible table and fire ring in site #2.  There are two accessible vault toilets located in the campground.


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Located in Gogebic County just 3 miles southeast of Marenisco, Mi., on the Bessemer Ranger District in the Southern half of the Ottawa National Forest. Bobcat Lake campground features a one loop with 12 campsites. All sites have excellent privacy from each other. These drive in sites offer a tent pad, wood table, fire ring, lantern post and parking spur. Two outdoor toilets are located in the loop while water is provided by hand pump centrally located in the loop. Next to the campsite is a sandy beach and day use area, complete with bathroom facilities and changing house. Also adjacent to the campground is boat ramp, which provides access to a variety of game fish.

General Info:

Seasonal Information:

The campground is scheduled to open with full services on May 23th. This date is subject to change, please contact the Concessionaire Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc. Phone: 435-245-6521 Email: info@sceniccanyons.com Website: www.sceniccanyons.com


Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation Info No reservations
Fire Information Yes in fire rings
No. of Sites 11
No. of Accessible sites 1
Status: Open
Fees: During Open season the fee is $12 a night. During early spring and late fall when services are not provided fees are not charged.
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

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Amenities

Boat ramp Yes located next to campground
Camping trailer 11 sites
Toilets 2 Accessible vault toilets
Accessible Accessible vault toilet (near site 9 and 2) 1 campsite with accessible table and fire ring (site 2)
Picnic tables Accessible table at each campsite
Fee charged for some activities Camping $12 a night
Parking Located at boat landing and day use area
Tent camping 11 sites
Drinking water Hand pump near site #3 and in day use area
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.359240
  Longitude : 
-89.672941