Gooseneck Lake Dispersed Campsite

Area Status: Open
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Gooseneck Lake is an extremely busy lake, with private lands and cottages surrounding most of this 123 acre lake. As a result, pontoon boats, jet skis and water skiers and even occasional fishing boats can be seen and heard on the lake. There is no drinking water available at these campsites. An improved public boat access is located near Site #1. A toilet is nearby which is shared with site #1. The lake offers a fishery for walleye, large and smallmouth bass, rock bass, sunfish and northern pike.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reserve Gooseneck 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 Gooseneck 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


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 1.6 miles to FR 2218EA or 0.8 mile to FR 2218G.


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Dispersed Camping

There are four primitive campsites on Gooseneck Lake. Site #1 is set back in the trees and although not too large is very nice. It is 40 ft. by 30 ft. with rough road access, suitable for a single family. Trailers not recommended. Site #2 is 70 ft. by 30 ft. and is suitable for one family. Once again, trailers are not recommended. Site #3 is an excellent camping area at the top of a small, sandy bank. It is an open area 100 ft. by 70 ft. in size. The access is good and this site is suitable for two families and trailers. Site #4 is located on the south side of the lake. This site is 70 ft. by 45 ft. and can accommodate two families. The access road is firm but very narrow with sharp turns. Small trailers can be accommodated, but larger ones will have difficulty because of the limited turn-around space.


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