Widewaters Campground

Area Status: Open
Widewaters Campground Site Map

You will find at Widewaters Campground the opportunity to pursue whatever activities you desire whether it be canoeing, fishing, hiking, or just camping in a peaceful, quiet environment. Link to Campground Map

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 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 Wide Waters 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 Wide Waters reservable sites and see an interactive map, go to https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/234662.
Fees: Standard Non Electric Site Fee $22 Double Family, 2 camp units, per night $44 Federal Recreation Passes (Golden/America the Beautiful) are accepted.
Open Season: May 24 - September 24
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 11. 9 miles to FR2262. Turn right (northwest) on FR 2262 and drive 0.5 miles to the campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

There are 34 large forested, well-spaced sites affording privacy and seclusion at each camping unit. Approved drinking water pumps and vault toilets are conveniently placed throughout the campground. Tables and grills are at each site. The campground area provides an atmosphere of relaxation. There are benches along the river where one might observe the anglers or do some bird watching, and if lucky catch a lovely sunset.

No. of Accessible sites 34

Lake and Pond Fishing

Widewaters affords boat access at the site to the Indian River, 60 acre Fish Lake and several other lakes close by.

Fish Species Largemouth bass,Northern pike,Bluegill,Black crappie,Brown bullhead

River and Stream Fishing

Widewaters affords boat access at the site to the Indian River, Fish Lake and several other lakes close by. The fishing for brook trout is excellent.

Fish Species Brook Trout

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

Boating - Motorized

Boat accesses are available at the campground and also up river at Fish Lake. Widewaters is an access point for the Indian River Canoe Trail.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Access to the Indian River Canoe Trail.

Related Information

Recreation Areas

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