Carp River Campground

Area Status: Closed
Carp River Campground Sites

Carp River Campground has 20 wooded campsites in a quiet, rustic setting adjacent to the Carp Wild and Scenic River. You can camp, fish, hike, canoe, kayak, or just enjoy a back to basics, rustic camping experience to "get away from it all." 

Each site has a table and a fire ring. Water pumps and vault toilets are conveniently spaced throughout the campground. 

If you plan to fish the Carp River, you may catch brook, brown and rainbow trout. Access the Carp River using one of the stair sets constructed along the riverbank. Printable map.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Opening date TBD
Reservations: You can reserve some campsites for Carp River Campground on the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS). To check availability or to make a reservation go to:
Fees: Site Fee $20 -  Federal Recreation Passes (Golden/America the Beautiful) are accepted.
Open Season: May 7 - October 10
Closest Towns: St. Ignace
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault

General Information


From the intersection of US-2 and I-75 drive north on I-75 to exit 352 (County Road 123). Turn right (east) on Highway M-123 and travel 500 feet. Then turn left (north) on Mackinac Trail (H-63). Drive north 5.2 miles to FR 3445, turn left (west) and drive 0.25 mile to the campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

  • There are 20 sites, all wooded and shaded from the hot summer sun.
  • Each campsite has a table and a fire ring.
  • Water pumps and vault toilets are conveniently spaced throughout the campground.
No. of Sites 44
No. of Accessible sites 20

River and Stream Fishing

Located several miles away from Carp River Campground, the Hiawatha National Forest manages a small boat launch at the mouth of the Carp River on Lake Huron. Coordinates for that site are: 46.024059, -84.693767

A fishing platform is also located at this location. It is a great location for salmon and steelhead fishing. 

Fish Species Brook,Brown,Steelhead and Chinook

Day Hiking

North Country National Scenic Trail 8 miles west of campground

Difficulty Level: Easy

Related Information

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