Condon Lakes West

Area Status: Open

This area is very popular for mushroom and berry picking, as well as hunting, fishing and camping.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees: No Fee
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 1 - October 31
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
Operated By: Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District - 650 N. Michigan Ave. P.O. Box D, Baldwin, MI 49304
Information Center:

General Information

General Notes:

Location - Condon Lake Special Area

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Highbank Semi-Primitive Motorized Area
  • Condon Lake
  • Sawkaw Lake
  • Highbank Lake Campground
  • Walkup Lake Campground
  • Nichols Lake North
  • North Country National Scenic Trail

Acreage - 3,300

County - Newaygo

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites Single: 6
Reservation Info No reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first serve.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing Mode Boat, Shore, Wade
Fishing Platform No
Cleaning Station No
Water Temperature Cold
Accessible Platform No
Fishing Method Fly, Pole

Ice Fishing

Fishing Mode Boat, Shore, Wade
Fishing Platform No
Cleaning Station No
Accessible Platform No
Fishing Method Pole, Tip-up, Spear

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate



Parking: 3 vehicle capacity - with trailers

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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