Little Bay De Noc Campground
Little Bay Campground provides a quiet respite from more developed campgrounds in the area. It has long been a favorite for visitors seeking solitude. Beautiful sunsets can be seen over the glistening water of the Little Bay de Noc, and campers enjoy water activities on the lake.
Natural Features: The campground sits on the shore of Little Bay de Noc, on the north end of Lake Michigan. A group camping area is separated from the other sites with oak, hemlock and hardwood trees, providing a relatively private camping experience.
Recreation: The bay is widely recognized as one of the finest walleye fisheries in the country. The Hunter's Point paved boat ramp is located less than a mile from the entrance of the campground.
Other than fishing, visitors enjoy non-motorized boating and swimming, or simply enjoying the beach. A variety of hiking trails are also within a couple miles of the campground. Peninsula Point Lighthouse is a short drive away from the campground.
Facilities: The campground offers multiple single-family sites and two large group sites, available for tent and RV camping. Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are also provided.
A day-use picnic area is equipped with tables and grills. An adjacent open grassy area is available for large recreational gatherings. The picnic area is also adjacent to the swimming beach and boat ramp.
Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Bass, Catfish, Walleye, Panfish, Pike; Types of fishing available include: Shore, Motorized boat, Spin, Bait, Ice; Boat Launch available
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Reservations. Opens May 15. Closes Between October 2 and October 6.|
|Reservations:||Some of the sites at Litte Bay de Noc 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 Little Bay de Noc reservable sites and see an interactive map, go to https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232002.|
|Fees:||Day Use $5 per vehicle, per day, up to 5 persons Standard Non Electric Site Fees range from $22 Double campsite, 2 camp units, per night $44 Group Campsites, sites #15 and #16, up to 24 perons $60 Federal Recreation Passes (Golden/America the Beautiful) are accepted.|
|Open Season:||May 15 - October 6|
|Closest Towns:||Rapid River|
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Rapid River, drive 2 miles east to County Road 513. Turn right and continue 6 miles south to the campground.
Accessible vault toilets
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Each campsite is on the shore of Little Bay de Noc, on the north end of Lake Michigan, and has a trail to the sandy shore and waters edge. The North Maywood, Oaks, and Group Campsites are separated with oak, hemlock and hardwood giving each camper privacy. The Twin Spring Loop is an open grassy area.
|No. of Accessible sites||38|
Group sites are available for those wishing to camp together. Reservations must be made for the group site.
Lake and Pond Fishing
Little Bay de Noc is widely recognized as one of the finest walleye fisheries in the country. The Hunter's Point Boat Launch is located 1/2 mile north of the campground entrance on County Road 513.
|Fish Species||Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, Northern Pike, Salmon|
The picnic area includes grills and picnic tables on accessible pads and a large open grassy area for family games.
Boating - Motorized
The Hunter's Point Boat Launch is located 1/2 mile north of the campground entrance on County Road 513.
Lake offers swimming. Lifeguards are not present. Children should be accompanied in the water by an adult at all times.