Recreation

Family walking along North Beach on Grand Island Recreation Area

When you first enter the Hiawatha National Forest, look around. At first glance, you'll see a forest with abundant wildlife, miles of rivers and streams, and dozens of waterfalls. You'll see a forest that touches the scenic shorelines and beaches of three Great Lakes, and is home to six historic lighthouses. You'll see historical structures, archaeological sites, and prehistoric Native American artifacts that are a window to our past, which are being preserved for our future.

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Autrain Lake Campground Open to Visitor Open May 15 thru September 30.
Bay Furnace Campground Open to Visitor Open May 15 thru September 30
Bay View Campground Open to Visitor Closes for season on September 29, 2013
Big Island Lake Wilderness Open to Visitor
Brevoort Lake Campground Open to Visitor Closes for season on September 20, 2013
Camp 7 Lake Campground Open to Visitor Open May 15 thru October 7
Carp River Campground Closed to Visitor Closes for season on September 8, 2013
Colwell Lake Campground Open to Visitor Open May 15 thru October 7
Corner Lake Campground Open to Visitor Open April 15 thru September 8
Flowing Well Campground Open to Visitor Open May 15 thru December 01
Foley Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Open May 6 thru September 30
Haymeadow Creek Dispersed Campsite Open to Visitor Open April 15 thru December 1
Indian River Campground Open to Visitor Open May 15 thru October 7
Island Lake Campground Open to Visitor Open May 15 thru September 08
Lake Michigan Campground Open to Visitor Closes for season on September 24, 2013
Little Bass Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Little Bay De Noc Campground Open to Visitor Open May 15 thru October 7
McKeever Cabin Open to Visitor Open Year Round
Monocle Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Closes for season on September 9, 2013
Petes Lake Campground Open to Visitor Open May 15 thru September 30
Soldier Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Closes for season on September 11, 2013
Three Lakes Campground Closed to Visitor Closes for season on September 6, 2013
Toms Lake Cabin Open to Visitor Open Year Round
Widewaters Campground Open to Visitor Open May 15 thru September 30
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