Camp 7 Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
Camp 7 Lake Recreation Area Sites

Camp 7 Lake is a 60-acre lake that offers swimming, boating, and fishing, as well as camping and picnicking. A nature trail is nearby. The excellent location, beautiful setting, and many activities make this a perfect place for spending a day, a weekend, or your entire vacation. Map to Campground Link

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Pier is closed until further notice due to high water and pending repairs. Reservations. Opens May 15. Closes September 30.
Operational Hours:
  • Check-in Time: 2 pm
  • Check-out Time: 11 am
Reservations: Some of the sites at Camp Seven are reservable. Reservations for all of our campgrounds are made on our national recreation reservation system. To check availability of National Forest Campsites or to make a reservation, call 877-444-6777 or go to   To view Camp Seven reservable sites and see an interactive map, go to
Fees: Day Use - per vehicle, per day, up to 5 persons $5 Single Family Campsite $22 Double Family, 2 camp units per night $44 Single campsite with electricity $26 Double Campsite with electricity $52 Campsite 16D Double Pull-Through $48 Group Campsite #32, up to 24 persons $72 Federal Recreation Passes (Golden/America the Beautiful) are accepted.
Open Season: May 15 - October 8
Closest Towns: Manistique
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault

General Information


From Rapid River travel east approximately 14 miles to the Intersection of US-2 and Forest Highway 13. Turn left and travel north approximately 8.4 miles on Highway 13 to CR 442. Turn right (east) and drive 7.8 miles to the campground road on the left (north).

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

There are 41 campsites set among large shade trees, each has a table and fire ring. There are 11ssss electric sites available. There are seven specified sites available for handicapped people, as well as other facilities. Drinking water is conveniently located throughout the campground.

Reservation Info 7
No. of Accessible sites 41

Lake and Pond Fishing

Camp Seven Lake is 60 acres, the best fishing will usually occur just at, or shortly after dawn or late in the evening.

Fish Species Smallmouth bass, bluegills and perch

Day Hiking

Van Winkle Lake Trail 2 miles

Difficulty Level: Easy


Picnic grounds are adjacent to the swimming area. It has its own parking lot and a surfaced path connects it with the swimming area and restrooms.

Boating - Motorized

There are two boat accesses; one in the campground for campers and another near the picnic area for day users. There is no parking area in the campground.


Lake offers excellent swimming on a nice sandy beach. Lifeguards are not present. Children should be accompanied in the water by an adult at all times.

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