Wakeley Lake Area
A moderatly sized area to take a hike or view wildlife, this area also offers canoeing opportunities. The lake tapers out into a swampy marsh area along the shoreline in some areas.
Visitors to the area will be treated to a forested setting that varies from tag alder and conifer swamps to upland jack and white pine mixed with oak. The 2,100 acres area is habitat for loons and eagles and visitors may view loons nesting from March 1 to July 15. Please respect wildlife and view from a distance.
The annual fishing season is the last Saturday in April through September 30. Catch and release only using artificial lures. Boat access is carry-in only.
Map: This brochure is set to print on 8.5x11 paper, landscape (wide) orientation
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||New 2022 Fishing regulations: The annual fishing season is now changed to the last Saturday in April through September 30. All other regulations remain the same.|
|Operational Hours:||Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.|
|Area Amenities:||Boat ramp, Parking|
|Fees:||Recreation Enhancement Act Fee - Camping -
|Permit Info:||Special Use Permit -
|Open Season:||May 1 - September 30|
|Operated By:||Mio Ranger District - 107 McKinley Rd., Mio, MI 48647|
From Grayling -
- Travel east on M-72 for 10 miles.
- Turn left and travel north into parking lot.
Location - Wakeley Lake Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area
Nearby Recreation Areas -
- Kneff Lake Campground
Acreage - 2,100
County - Crawford
Seasonal and Other Information -
- This site is not gated during the off season
- This site is not maintained in winter:
- Access road and/or parking lot are not plowed.
- No toilet facilties are available.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
- Trash Can
|No. of Sites||Single: 5|
|Reservation Info||No reservation needed. All sites are first come, first serve.|
Lake and Pond Fishing
New 2022 Fishing regulations: The annual fishing season is now changed to the last Saturday in April through September 30. All other regulations remain the same.
|Fishing Mode||Boat, Shore, Wade|
|Fishing Method||Fly, Pole|
The trail system within the Wakeley Lake Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area is a 8.5 mile hiking and back-country ski trail.
Boating - Non-Motorized
Non-motorized boating is allowed, however, visitors must hike in with their equipment.
|Type of Craft||Canoe, Kayak|
|Parking:||30 vehicle capacity|