Wagner Lake Campground

Area Status: Open

Wagner Lake Campground and Chimney Loop

This shallow lake is surrounded by National Forest System lands.

A small campground surrounded by a mixed hardwood forest, this area is popular.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Annual services at the site will resume for spring on April 16
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Parking
Fees: Recreation Enhancement Act Fee - Day Use -
  • Day: $5.00
  • Week: $15.00
Camping (per night)-
  • Single site: $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 1 - November 30
Usage: Light
Best Season: May 19 to September 10
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: Mio
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Mio Ranger District
Information Center:

General Information


From Grayling -

  • Travel east on M-72 for 30 miles.
  • Turn right and travel south on M-33 for 7 miles.
  • Turn right and travel west on Wagner Lake Rd. for 1 mile.
  • The site is located on the left.

General Notes:

Location - Wagner Lake

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Island Lake Campground
  • Loon Lake Day Use Area

County - Oscoda

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • Gated when closed.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Sand Play

Campground Camping

Amenities -

  • Hand Pump
No. of Sites Single: 12
Reservation Info No reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
Sleeping Shelter No

RV Camping

Amenities -

  • Hand Pump
No. of Sites
  • Single: 12
  • Group: 3
Pavement Type for Parking Dirt/Gravel
Reservation Info No reservation needed. All sites are first come, first served.
Hookup - Water No
Vehicle Clearence Low
Hookup - Sewer No
Size Restrictions 50 Ft. or Less
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No

Group Camping

Amenities -

  • Hand Pump
No. of Sites Group: 3
Reservation Info No reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
Group Shelter No
Group Cooking Facilities No
Hookups - Electric No
Sleeping Shelter No

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

Boating - Non-Motorized

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


Water Temperature Cold


Parking: 2 vehicle capacity
Boat ramp: Gravel

Recreation Areas

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