Minerva Lake Campsites

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The 45 acre Minerva Lake contains largemouth bass and perch. The lake has always enjoyed a good reputation for fishing. No primitive toilet or drinking water are available at this site. There is one primitive campsite located on Minerva Lake. It is located in a small, semi-open area bordered by hardwood trees and hemlocks. It is 40 ft. by 30 ft. and suitable for one family and tents or small trailers due to limited turn around space. Swimming at Minerva Lake is considered to be poor. There is an improved, day use boat access located adjacent to the campsite. It has a gravel base and is recommended for small boats and trailers only. Parking is limited.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reserve Minerva Lake and view an interactive map at https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/273353
Fees Camping fee is $8 per night per site. Federal Recreation Passes (Golden/America the Beautiful) are accepted. 
Permit Info: Camping at Minerva Lake is by reservation only. Walk ins are not allowed. These sites may be reserved for up to 14 days. Reservations are made on the national recreation reservation system. To check availability of the campsites or to make a reservation, call 877-444-6777 or go to www.recreation.gov .
Water: None

General Information


From Cooks about 12 miles west of Manistique or 24 miles east of Rapid River on US-2 drive north 4.4 miles on County Road 442 to CR 437. Turn left (north) on CR 437 and drive 14.4 miles to FR 2767. Turn right (east) and drive 0.25 mile to the campsite. The access road crosses a short, steep hill and is narrow, but still capable of handling moderate sized vehicles.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

Show detail SHOW


Show detail SHOW

Water Activities

Show detail SHOW
Areas & Activities



  Latitude : 

  Longitude : 


Quick Link: Recreation Passes

Recreation Passes and Reservation Information Link opens in a new window

Quick Link: Maps and Brochures

Maps, Brochures, Newsletters, Checklists and Guides Link opens in a new window

Quick Link: Interactive Visitor Map

Interactive Visitor Map Link opens in a new window

Quick Link: OnCell App - Lighthouse Tour

OnCell Lighthouse Tour App