Council Lake Campsites

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Map of Council Lake Dispersed Campsite

The four primitive campsites are located in a mixed stand of hardwood and beech trees on the south shore of Council Lake. There is fishing in Council Lake for yellow perch, rock bass, bluegill, largemouth bass, black crappie, bullhead and northern pike. The 12 acre Council Lake is part of a small chain of lakes and offers excellent canoeing and kayaking. Each campsite has a fire pit. A 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. Link to Map

At a Glance

Reservations: Rerserve Council Lake sites and veiw an interactive map at
Fees Camping fee is $8 per night per site. Federal Recreation Passes (Golden/America the Beautiful) are accepted. 
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. To check availability of the campsites or to make a reservation, call 877-444-6777 or go to .
Closest Towns: Wetmore
Water: None
Restroom: Pit

General Information


From Munising, take M-28 east towards Shingleton. Turn right (south) on FH-13 at Wetmore and drive 9.9 miles south on H-13 to Forest Road 2661. Turn right (west) onto the unpaved, FR2661 and drive 1.7 miles until it dead ends at Council Lake.

Recreation Map

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Lake and Pond Fishing

Council Lake is a 14 acre lake. Boat access at the campground is hand carry in only. However, there is a boat launch on Red Jack Lake.

Fish SpeciesLargemouth bass,Black crappie,Bluegill,Pumpkinseed sunfish,Northern pike


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