Moosehead Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
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Located in Gogebic County 10 miles southeast of the town of Marenisco, Mi., on the Bessemer Ranger District in the southern half of the Ottawa National Forest. Moosehead Lake Campground consists of one camping loop with 13 campsites. All sites are spaced with natural vegetation for screening.  Providing an excellent chance for privacy. This campground provides drive-in sites that can accommodate tents, trailers and motor homes. Each site offers a tent pad, accessible wood table, fire ring and parking spur. Two vault toilets are located in the camping loop, drinking water is provided at a centrally located pressurized faucet. Adjacent to the campground is a boat landing, which provides fishing opportunity's for a variety of game fish.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open with NO services
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
Open Season: January
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: June-September
Busiest Season: July-August
Restrictions: Fees shown are for the summer recreation period when full services are provided. During the early spring and late fall when services are reduced the fees at some areas are not charged.
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: Marenisco, Mi., is 10 miles to the Northwest. Larger towns include Ironwood, Mi., 36 miles to the west and Watermeet, Mi., is 34 miles to the east.
Water: Drinking Water - Pressurized Faucet
Restroom: 2 Vault toilets in campground and 1 vault toilet near the boat landing area.
Passes: Golden Age/Interagency Access and Senior 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 Bessemer, Mi., travel east on US 2 approximately 19 miles, turn right onto M 64, travel approximately 6 ½ miles to FR 8220, turn left onto FR 8220 and travel approximately 5 ½ miles to FR 6860, continue on FR 6860 approximately 4 miles to FR 6862, turn right onto FR 6862 and travel approximately 1 ½ miles to the campground.

From Watersmeet, Mi., travel west on US 2 approximately 24 miles, turn left onto M 64, travel approximately 6 ½ miles to FR 8220, turn left onto FR 8220 and travel approximately 5 ½ miles to FR 6860, continue on FR 6860 approximately 4 miles to FR 6862, turn right onto FR 6862 and travel approximately 1 ½ miles to the campground.
 


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Located in Gogebic County 10 miles southeast of the town of Marenisco on the Bessemer Ranger District in the southern half of the Ottawa National Forest. Moosehead Lake Campground consists of one camping loop with 13 campsites. All sites are widely spaced with natural vegetation for screening, providing an excellent chance for privacy. This campground provides drive-in sites that can accommodate tents, trailer and motor homes. Each site offers a tent pad, wood table, fire ring and parking spur. Two vault toilet facilities are located in the camping loop, drinking water is provided at on centrally located pressurized faucet. Adjacent to the campground is a boat landing, which provides fishing opportunity's for a variety of game fish.  Also located near the boat landing is a vault toilet.

General Info:

Seasonal Information:

The campground is scheduled to open with full services on May 25th.   This date is subject to change.  Please contact the concessionaire or local Ranger District for updates.


Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation Info No Reservations
Fire Information Fire ring in each campsite
No. of Sites 13
No. of Accessible sites 0
Status: Open
Open Season: May-September
Fees: $12 a night
Best Season: June-September
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

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Amenities

Boat ramp Concrete - No fee
Camping trailer 13 sites
Toilets 2 Vault toilets near site #5 and 1 vault toilet near boat landing
Accessible All sites have an accessible table and campsite #2 has an accessible fire ring
Picnic tables All accessible
Fee charged for some activities $12 a night for camping
Parking At boat landing
Tent camping 13 sites
Drinking water Solar powered well near site #7
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.241575
  Longitude : 
-89.604510