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Lyman Lake Dispersed Campsite

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 https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/273358
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 www.recreation.gov .
Water: None

General Information

Directions:

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.


Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

There are ten primitive campsites located on Lyman Lake. Site #1 is small, wooded area 35 ft. by 25 ft. in size. It has good road access. This site is suitable for one family and a small trailer. Access to the lake is via a steep bank. Site #2 is a level, area 40 ft. by 30 ft. in size and suitable for one family and a trailer. Access to the lake is steep, but a stairway is provided. Site #3 is an open area, 75 ft. by 70 ft. and is suitable for three families with trailers. A primitive toilet has been provided at this site. Site #4 is 40 ft. and very wooded. This site can accommodate two families with trailers, but turn-around space is limited. A primitive toilet has been constructed and is shared with site #7. Site #5 is a large area, 75 ft. by 60 ft., with good road access. It is suitable for three families and trailers. A primitive toilet is shared with site #6. Site #6 is large, 75 ft. by 50 ft., but the ground slopes, making it difficult for trailers. This site is suitable for two families. Site #7 is 45 ft. by 35 ft. and is on a slight slope. It is suitable for one family. Tents are recommended at this site. Site #8 is wooded, 55 ft. by 35 ft. and is situated on a hill overlooking the lake. The site is level and suitable for two families and trailers. Site #9 is wooded, 80 ft. and on a hill overlooking the lake. The site is level and suitable for two families and trailers. Turn-around space, however, is limited. There is a primitive toilet at this site. Site #10 is in a wooded area, 50 ft. by 30 ft. and overlooks the lake. It is isolated from the other campsites and has a separate access road. This site is suitable for one family.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.066086

  Longitude : 
-86.54147

 



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