Cookson Lake Dispersed Campsite

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Cookson Lake is a 35 acre lake with two small islands. There are five primitive campsites located in a large open field on the south shore of the lake. No drinking water is available. A public boat ramp is located by site number 2. Cookson Lake has largemouth bass, northern pike, bluegill, and bullhead.

At a Glance

Fees Camping fee is $8 per night per site.
Permit Info: Camping at Council 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 (NRRS). To check availability of the campsites or to make a reservation, call 877-444-6777 or go to www.recreation.gov.
Closest Towns: Stueben
Water: None
Restroom: Pit

General Information

Directions:

From Munising drive east on M-28 to Wetmore. Turn right (south) on Forest Highway 13 and drive 11.9 miles to Forest Road 2258. Turn left (southeast) and drive about 2.5 miles to FR 2257 (just before the bridge over the Indian River). Turn left (northeast) on FR 2257 and drive 1.8 miles to the access road.


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Dispersed Camping

There are five primitive camping sites located in a large open field.   A variety of wildflowers, such as Queen Anne¿s Laces and Indian Paint Brush can be seen during the warmer months. Each campsite has a fire pit. A pit toilet is located near site #1. Bring your own toilet paper. No drinking water is available. Bring your own or filter or boil lake water to make it safe to drink. Campsite #2 is located closest to the lake. No garbage service is available. Please take all of your trash with you.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.194508

  Longitude : 
-86.5602