AuTrain Lake Campground

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AuTrain Lake Campground Sites

AuTrain Lake is the largest inland lake in the area. It is an 830 acre lake with a maximum depth of 30 feet and an average depth of 12 feet The large size of this lake provides miles of prime water skiing, boating, swimming, and fishing. Canoeing is also popular here on AuTrain Lake and the AuTrain River below the lake. Link to Campground Map.

At a Glance

Reservations: Some of the sites at Au Train Lake 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   To view Au Train Lake reservable sites and see an interactive map, go to
Fees Standard Non Electric Site Fee $20  - Federal Recreation Passes (Golden/America the Beautiful) are accepted.
Closest Towns: AuTrain
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault

General Information


From Munising travel west aprroximately 11 miles to the intersection of M-28 and County Highway 3 (H-03) in AuTrain at the blinking light, drive south 4.2 miles on County Highway 3 to FR 2276. Turn left (east) and drive 0.7 mile to FR 2596. Turn left (north) and drive 1.4 miles to the campground.

Recreation Map

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Boating - Motorized

The boat launch is at the parking area. There is turning and parking space for vehicles with boat trailers. Boat rentals are available in AuTrain. A nearby boat launch on Lake Superior is located on AuTrain Bay.

Boating - Non-Motorized

The slow-moving, meandering AuTrain River offers an excellent four to six hour canoe trip. The trail begins at the Forest Service boat launch in the AuTrain Lake Campground and proceeds north approximately 10 miles to Lake Superior. The AuTrain River was once a logging run to Lake Superior. Logging began along the river in 1861; Major logging occurred in the 1880's The largest logging drive took place in 1887 when 10 million feet of Pine logs were floated down the AuTrain. Now, an absence of rapids and portages creates a quiet, relaxing outing. Numerous sloughs along the water course harbor a large variety of wildlife including ducks, songbirds, great blue herons, kingfishers, muskrats and turtles. Walleye, perch, suckers and bullheads inhabit the river year long. Steelhead make a spring run and salmon a fall run.


The sandy swimming beach is located at the day use area. Lifeguards are not present. Children should be accompanied in the water by an adult at all times.

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