Flowing Well Campground

Area Status: Closed
Flowing Well Campground and Picnic Area Sites

Flowing Well is situated along the banks of the Sturgeon River among large trees and a variety of wildflowers. Camping, fishing, picnicking, and canoeing can be enjoyed in a pretty and serene setting. Link to Campground Map

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Reservations required. Opens May 15. Closes October 7.
Operational Hours:
  • Check-in Time: 2 pm
  • Check-out Time: 11 am
Reservations: Some of the sites at Flowing Well 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 www.recreation.gov.   To view Flowing Well reservable sites and see an interactive map, go to https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232001
Fees: Standard Non Electric Site Fee $22 Double Campsite, 2 camp units per night $44 Federal Recreation Passes (Golden/America the Beautiful) are accepted.
Open Season: May 15 - September 24
Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Nahma Junction and Rapid River
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault

General Information


From Rapid River drive east 13.4 miles on US 2 to Forest Highway 13. Turn left (north) on FH 13 and drive 2.8 miles to the campground.

Lat: 45.9355  Long: -86.7077


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

There are 10 spacious sites, some situated along the bank overlooking the Sturgeon River. Tables and fire rings are at each site. Safe tested water is obtainable from the picnic area fountain, and toilet facilities are available in the campground.

No. of Accessible sites 10

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing in the Sturgeon River is moderate to excellent. Many feel the fishing is terrific, but the brook trout, steelhead, and salmon found here may be wary and elusive.

Fish Species Brown, Steelhead,and Salmon


Tables and grills are set in a grassy area near the flowing well. There is also access to the Sturgeon River. Drinking water is available but the water has a heavy iron and sulfur content. There are toilet facilities in the picnic area.

Boating - Non-Motorized

A 4-mile canoe trip on the Sturgeon River can be started at the 14-Mile Bridge, about 2 miles north of the campground on FH-13. Canoes can be taken out at the picnic area near the flowing well. Another 3-mile canoe route starts at Flowing Well and ends at Co. Road 497 just beyond US-2.

Difficulty Level: Easy

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