Island Lake Campground


Area Status: Open
Island Lake Campground Site Map

Island Lake is a 32.5 acre lake where the family camper can enjoy canoeing, fishing, hiking, and camping. Located "off the beaten path," this area receives lighter visitor use than some other campgrounds, so it may offer you more privacy and serenity. Check out this beautiful spot!

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 Island Lake 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 Island Lake reservable sites and see an interactive map, go to https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/251536.
Fees: Standard Non Electric Site Fee $22. Double Family Site, 2 camp units, per night $44 Group site $50   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 the intersection of M-28 and Forest Highway 13 just east of Munising drive south 8.8 miles to FR 2268. Turn right (southwest) on FR 2268 and drive 2.2 miles on FR 2268 and FR2254 to FR 2557. Turn left (south) on FR 2557 and drive 0.8 mile to Island Lake Campground.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Canoeing and boating are favorite pass-times at Island Lake. At this time, there are 11 campsites in a nicely wooded quiet area. Many sites overlook the lake. Facilities include fire pits, tables, vault toilets, and drinking water. This campground is also one of the few campgrounds that allow OHV riding in the campground and provides direct access to the OHV trail system.

No. of Accessible sites 23

Lake and Pond Fishing

Island Lake is a 32.5 acre lake where the family camper can enjoy canoeing, fishing, hiking, and camping. Many other good fishing lakes near the campground include Moccasin Lake, Fish Lake, Baldy Lake, and McKeever Lake.

Fish Species Largemouth bass,Bluegill,Brown bullhead

OHV Camping

Island Lake is one of the few campgrounds where you can ride your OHV from your campsite to the trail system.  The other campgrounds are Corner Lake and Hovey Lake.  For all other campgrounds, OHV's must be trailered in and out. 

Boating - Non-Motorized

Canoeing and boating are favorite pass-times at Island Lake. At this time, boat access is by carrying in. Boat rentals are within 5 miles of the lake.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.270716

  Longitude : 
-86.65169