Pete's Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
Petes Lake Campground Site Map

Pete's Lake campground is surrounded by many lakes and offers much in the way of camping, hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, boating, and picnicking. All roads are black topped (perfect for bike riding). The Campground boasts a large Day Use Area with two picnic areas, a swimming beach, and an accessible fishing pier. Link to Campground Map

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Pier is inaccessible due to high water. Reservations. Opens May 24. Closes September 29.
Operational Hours:
  • Check-in Time: 2 pm
  • Check-out Time: 11 am
Reservations: Some of the sites at Pete's 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   To view Pete's Lake reservable sites and see an interactive map, go to
Fees: Standard Non Electric Site $22 Double Family, per 2 camp uits, per night - $44 Premium Single Site $24 Premium Double $48 Walk-in Campsite $20 Double Campsite, 2 camp units per night $38 Federal Recreation Passes (Golden/America the Beautiful) are accepted. Firewood for sale.
Open Season: May 25 - October 8
Closest Towns: Munising
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault

General Information


From Munising travel east to the intersection of M-28 and Forest Highway 13. Turn right on H-13 and drive south 10.4 miles to FR 2173. Turn left (east) on FR 2173 and drive 0.4 mile to the campground road. Turn right (south) and drive to Pete's Lake Campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

The campground has 41 sites. All are spacious, forested, and private. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and grill. Vault toilets and drinking water sources are conveniently located throughout the campground. The campground will accommodate the handicapped.

No. of Accessible sites 41

Lake and Pond Fishing

Petes Lake, which is an 190 acre lake offers much in the way of camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, and picnicking. There is an accessible Fishing pier next to the Day Use Area.

Fish Species Smallmouth bass,Walleye,Rock bass,Yellow perch, Northern Pike

Day Hiking

The hiking enthusiast will find this campground an excellent home base for the 9 mile loop of Bruno's Run Hiking/Biking Trail as it winds its way through the lakes of the area and along the Indian River.

Difficulty Level: Easy


There are two picnic areas with tables and grills settled comfortably beneath large shade trees. Each area has a beautiful view of Pete's Lake.

Boating - Motorized

The boat ramp has a large parking lot as well as a turn-around area for safe and easy access to the lake.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Nice lake to kayak or canoe.


The 190-acre lake is clean and clear and the swimming area has a beautiful sandy beach. There are restrooms available, as well as a large conveniently located parking lot. Lifeguards are not present. Children should be accompanied in the water by an adult at all times.

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