Lake Nineteen Campsites


Area Status: Open

The campsite on the eastern shore of Lake Nineteen can only be accessed by boat, or by foot or horseback from the Pine Marten Run Trail. Like its neighbor Ironjaw Lake to the west, is also located in the heart of the Ironjaw Semi-Primitive Area, which is managed for both motorized and non-motorized uses. Our management efforts seek to provide for quiet, peaceful recreation opportunities in a semi-primitive setting. The campsite is small and suitable for one family with tents. Parking is available on the west side of the lake. There is no toilet or drinking water available at this site. The swimming area is poor. The boat access to Lake Nineteen is steep, but the road is firm. There is no turn-around at the base of the hill; trailers must be backed down to the lake. Parking is restricted to a small area located at the top of the hill. Lake Nineteen has been stocked with rainbow trout.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Reservations through Columbus Day. No services/no reservations/no fees after that time Columbus Day through May 15.
Operational Hours: Beginning May, 2022
  • Check-in Time: 2 pm
  • Check-out Time: 11 am
Reservations: Reserve Lake Nineteen and view interactive map at https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/273344
Fees: Camping fee is $8 per night per site. Federal Recreation Passes (Golden/America the Beautiful) are accepted. 
Permit Info: Camping at Lake Nineteen 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 www.recreation.gov .
Open Season: May 15 - Columbus Day
Closest Towns: Stueben
Water: None

General Information

Directions:

From the Intersection of US-2 and Forest Highway 13 (about 14 miles east of Rapid River) drive north 18.7 miles on Highway 13 to County Road 440. Turn right (east) on CR 440 and drive 4.6 miles to FR 2733. Turn left (north) and drive 1.3 miles to the parking area.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Lake Nineteen has one site on the east side which can only be accessed by boat or by foot/horseback from the Pine Martin Run Trail. It is a small site suitable for one family with tents. Parking is available on the west side of lake at the boat launch area. The road to the boat launch on Lake Nineteen is also the road to the campsite and boat launch on Ironjaw Lake.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Lake nineteen is 26 acres and has been stocked with rainbow trout. The access to Lake Nineteen is steep, but the road is firm.

Fish Species Rainbow

Day Hiking

Lake Nineteen's campsite is located off of the Pine Marten Run Hiking and Horseback Riding Trail.

Boating - Motorized

The boat access to Ironjaw lake is down a steep hill, but the road was rebuilt in 1989 and the surface is firm. Turn-around and back-in space at the base of the hill is very limited, however, and 4-WD vehicles are recommended. The access to Lake Nineteen is also steep, but the road is firm. Parking for both lakes is restricted to a turn-around area located to the south of site #1.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Nice lake to kayak or canoe!

Swimming

The swimming area is poor. Be cautious when swimming because the area has not been checked for possible hazards. Please remember that you swim at your own risk. Lifeguards are not present. Children should be accompanied in the water by an adult at all times.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.158185

  Longitude : 
-86.555111