Colwell Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Colwell Lake Campground Site

Colwell lake is 145 acres with an excellent swimming beach and boat access. Camping, fishing, picnicking and hiking are other popular recreation activities at Colwell Lake. Renovated in 1993, the area meets most current Americans with Disabilities Act Guidelines. Electricity, water hydrants, a dump station, picnic ground, lakeside path, and skid pier have been added. Link to Campground Map

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open May 15 to October 8. Gated when closed.
Reservations: Some of the sites at Bay Furnace 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 Bay Furnace reservable sites and see an interactive map, go to
Fees Standard Non Electric Site Fee $20. Standard Electric Site Fee $24. Walk-in $18. Group Campsite (up to 24 persons) $55.  Dump station Fee $4.00 - Federal Recreation Passes (Golden/America the Beautiful) are accepted.
Open Season: May 15 - Oct. 8
Closest Towns: Munising
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault

General Information


From Manistique drive north 25 miles on M-94 to FR 2246. Turn right (east) and drive 0.5 miles to the campground road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

The campground consists of 35 individual family sites, five have electric RV hook-ups, fire ring, lantern post and tent pad. Vault toilets and water hydrants are conveniently spaced throughout the campground.

No. of Accessible sites35

Group Camping

Group site is available for those wishing to camp together. Reservations must be made for the group site.


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