Lyman Lake Campsites

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

With 10 primitive campsites lining this 67 acre lake, Lyman Lake can be quite busy! No drinking water is available, but primitive toilets can be found at several of the campsites. Lyman Lake supports good numbers of bluegills, pumpkinseeds, rock bass, largemouth bass and northern pike. There is a back-in boat access, with parking, located between sites #6 and #7. Good swimming areas can be found at sites #2, #3, and #5. Sites #4 and #6 have fair swimming areas, while swimming is considered to be poor at sites #1, #7, #8, #9 and #10.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reserve Lyman Lake sites and view an interactive map at
Fees Camping fee is $8 per night per site. Federal Recreation Passes (Golden/America the Beautiful) are accepted. 
Permit Info: Camping at Lyman Lake is by reservation only. Walk ins are not allowed. These sites may be reserved for up to 14 days. Reservations are made on our national recreation reservation system. To check availability of the campsites or to make a reservation, call 877-444-6777 or go to .
Water: None

General Information


Primary access is off Forest Roads 2218 and 2436, with secondary access depending on which site is chosen. From the Intersection of US-2 and Forest Highway 13 (about 14 miles east of Rapid River), drive north 8.4 miles on Highway 13 to CR 442. Turn right (east) and drive 8 miles to FR 2218. Turn left (north) and drive 1.5 miles to the access to site #1. For sites 2-10 drive 1.4 miles from the intersection of CR 442 and FR 2218 to FR 2880. Turn right (east) and drive to the campsites.

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