Colwell Lake Campground


Area Status: Open
Colwell Lake Campground Site

Colwell lake is 145 acres with an excellent swimming beach and boat access. Camping, fishing, picnicking and hiking are other popular recreation activities at Colwell Lake. Renovated in 1993, the area meets most current Americans with Disabilities Act Guidelines. Electricity, water hydrants, a dump station, picnic ground, lakeside path, and skid pier have been added. Link to Campground Map

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Reservations. Opens May 13. Closes Columbus Day. Not maintained Columbus Day through May 13.
Operational Hours:
  • Check-in Time: 2 pm
  • Check-out Time: 11 am
Reservations: Some of the sites at Bay Furnace 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 www.recreation.gov.   To view Bay Furnace reservable sites and see an interactive map, go to https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232319.
Fees: Single campsite $22 Walk-in campsite $20 Single campsite with electricity $26 Double campsite, 2 camp units, per night $44 Group Campsite, up to 24 persons $60 Federal Recreation Passes (Golden/America the Beautiful) are accepted.
Open Season: May 13 - Columbus Day
Closest Towns: Munising
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault

General Information

Directions:

From Manistique drive north 25 miles on M-94 to FR 2246. Turn right (east) and drive 0.5 miles to the campground road.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

The campground consists of 35 individual family sites, five have electric RV hook-ups, fire ring, lantern post and tent pad. Vault toilets and water hydrants are conveniently spaced throughout the campground.

No. of Accessible sites 35

Group Camping

Group site is available for those wishing to camp together. Reservations must be made for the group site.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Colwell lake is 145 acres with an excellent swimming beach and boat access. Camping, fishing, picnicking and hiking are other popular recreation activities at Colwell Lake.

Fish Species Largemouth bass,Northern pike,Black crappie, Pumpkin see, Perch and Bluegill

Day Hiking

2 miles hiking and snowshoe trail

Difficulty Level: Easy

Picnicking

The picnic area is located adjacent to the swimming beach. Pedestal grills and tables for individual families or small groups are provided.

Boating - Motorized

A boat ramp and launching pier are located near the campground entrance. Adequate space for parking and a trailer turn-around exist.

Swimming

Visitors will find a very large, sandy beach and swimming area. Sand mats connected to the shoreline trail allow access to the beach for the mobility impaired. Lifeguards are not present. Children should be accompanied in the water by an adult at all times.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.221416

  Longitude : 
-86.433678