Jewell Lake Campground

Area Status: Open

Jewell Lake Campground

Jewell Lake Campground is located on the east side of the 193-acre Jewell Lake. This lake offers a wide variety of fishing and boating opportunities.

A snowmobile trail runs through the area during the winter months.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Huron Shores Ranger Station
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 -
  • Per Night: $15.00
Permit Info: Special Use Permit -
  • No special use permit is required for individuals or small groups (74 people or less).
  • Permits are required for commercial, event or large groups (75 people or more).
Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit.
Open Season: May 3 - October 31
Usage: Light
Best Season: May 15 to September 13
Restrictions: As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors. These rules are available to you on-line or at any office of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. Please take time to read and understand them. General Topic orders apply across the Forests. Applicable Orders -
  • Motorized Vehicle Use of Roads, Trails and Off-road Areas; R904-14-02
  • Occupancy and Use - Developed Recreation Areas, Dispersed Areas, Being Publicly Nude, Marine Prohibitions, Parking and Sanitation; R904-14-03
Closest Towns: Harrisville, Curran, Barton City
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Huron Shores Ranger Station - (989) 739-0728
Information Center:

General Information


From Harrisville -

  • Travel west on M-72 for 14.5 miles.
  • Turn right and travel north on Sanborn Rd. for 2 miles.
  • Turn left and travel west on FR 4601. for .5 miles.

General Notes:

Location - Jewell Lake

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Hoist/Reid Lake Areas
    • Hoist Lake Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area
    • Horseshoe Lake Campground
    • Horseshoe Lake Boat Launch
    • Reid Lake Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area
    • Sprinkler Lake
  • South Branch Pine River
    • Pine River Campground

County - Alcona

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • Gated when closed.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Sand Play

Amenities -

  • Beach

The beach is located near the campground.  There is no parking for the beach; however, parking is available at the boat launch. 

Campground Camping

Amenities -

  • Hand Pumps
  • Pedestal Grills
No. of Sites Single: 32
Reservation Info No reservation needed. All sites are first come, first served.
Sleeping Shelter No

RV Camping

Amenities -

  • Hand Pumps
  • Pedestal Grills
No. of Sites Single: 32
Reservation Info No reservation needed. All sites are first come, first served.
Pavement Type for Parking Dirt/Sand
Hookup - Water No
Vehicle Clearence Medium
Hookup - Sewer No
Size Restrictions 25 Ft. or Less
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing Mode Boat, Shore, Wade
Fish Species Sunfish, Bass, Pike, Walleye
Fishing Platform No
Cleaning Station No
Water Temperature Cold
Accessible Platform No
Fishing Method Fly, Pole
Water/Flow Level Maximum Depth: 27 feet


Amenities -

  • Hand Pumps
  • Pedestal Grills
No. of Sites 2
Reservation Info No reservation needed. All sites are first come, first served.

Boating - Motorized

Trailer Parking Yes
Size Restrictions 0 - 25 Feet
Type of Craft Fishing Boats, Bass Boats, Dinghies, Electric Boats, Flat Boats, Jon Boats
Motor Type Gas, Electric
Fuel availability No
Marina/Mooring No

Boating - Non-Motorized

Trailer Parking Yes
Size Restrictions None
Type of Craft Canoe, Kayak


Amenities -

  • Beach
Water Temperature Cold


Parking: 32 vehicle capacity
Boat ramp: Gravel

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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