Lake Ste Kathryn Campground


Area Status: Closed
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Lake Ste Kathryn Campground is located 8 miles south of Sidnaw on the Kenton Ranger District.  This one loop campground provides 24 drive-in camping sites that can accommodate tents, trailers and motor homes. Each site is naturally screened with vegetation and offers a wood table, fire ring, latern post, and parking spur.  Three sets of toilets and two hand pumps for drinking water are located in the campground. The Deer Marsh Interpretative Trail is located at the Campgrounds east entrance. A boat ramp and parking area is located adjacent to the campground. You will also find a picnic area near site 13.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Accessible, Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: $14 per night for camping
Open Season: May 10 - October 31
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: June-September
Busiest Season: July-August
Restrictions: Fees shown are for the summer recreation period when full services are provided.  During the early spring and late fall when no services are provided the fees at some areas are not charged. Camping in a developed recreation site is allowed for a period not longer than 14 days, except as otherwise posted. After this time, you must move to another campground or dispersed site for at least 24 hours. Campers must occupy the site the first night. Eight people and 2 motorized vehicles are allowed per campsite with a maximum of one RV or camper trailer and two tents per camping site or three tents per camping site.
Closest Towns: Sidnaw, Mi. is 8 miles to the north and Iron River, Mi. is 27 miles to the southwest.
Water: Drinking Water-Hand pumps
Restroom: Three set of Vault toilets
Passes: Golden Age/Interagency Senior and Access Passes Accepted
Operated By: Calderwood Services under a special use permit. Contact Fred Sliger at 906-852-3232.
Information Center: The day use area is managed by the Ottawa National Forest. For more information or questions please contact the Kenton Ranger District at 906-852-3500.

General Information

Directions:

Lake Ste Kathryn Campground is located in Iron County 8 miles southeast of the town of Sidnaw, Mi., on the Kenton Ranger District in the Eastern half of the Ottawa National Forest. From Sidnaw, Mi., larger towns of Ironwood and Marquette are within 2 hour drives.

From Sidnaw, Mi., take Sidnaw Road south approximately 8 miles and the sign for the campground will be on your right.

From Iron River, Mi., take County Road 657 north approximately 15 miles, turn slight right onto FR 2130, travel approximately 9 ½ miles on FR 2130 to Sidnaw Road, turn right onto Sidnaw Road and travel 2 miles north to campground.

 


Parking:

There is a parking area located in the boat landing area


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Lake Ste Kathryn Campground is located 8 miles south of Sidnaw on the Kenton Ranger District.  This one loop campground provides 24 drive-in camping sites that can accommodate tents, trailers and motor homes. Each site is naturally screened with vegetation and offers a wood table, fire ring, latern post, and parking spur.  Three sets of toilets and two hand pumps for drinking water are located in the campground. The Deer Marsh Interpretative Trail is located at the Campgrounds east entrance. A Boat Ramp and parking area is located adjacent to the campground. You will also find a small beach and picnic area near site #13.

General Info:

Seasonal Information

 

The campground is scheduled to open with full services the Friday before Memorial Day.  This date is subject to change, please contact the Kenton Ranger District at 906-852-3500 for additional information.


No. of Sites 24
Reservation Info No Reservations
Fire Information Yes in Fire Rings
No. of Accessible sites 0
Sleeping Shelter No
Status: Open
Open Season: January-December
Fees: $14 a night for camping
Reservation info: No Reservations
Best Season: June-September
Hours of Operation: 24 hours - self pay
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Lake and Pond Fishing

Lake Ste Kathryn is a 151 acre lake located on the Houghton and Iron County line in the southern portion of the Kenton Ranger District. A boat landing and parking area is located just south of the campground fee station.

Fishing Mode Boat, Canoe, or Bank
Fish Species Northern Pike, Bass, Walleye & Perch
Special Designations Boat Ramp
Fishing Platform No
Cleaning Station No
Accessible Platform No
Water Temperature Cold
Water/Flow Level 25 Feet
Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Day Hiking

Photo of someone and two children walking down the trailDeer Marsh Interpretive Trail is looped and approximately 3 miles long, located on rolling, sandy ground. The difficulty of the trail goes from easy, to medium, with a little degree of difficulty. Gravel has been placed on approximately 1/2 mile of the trail. There are several interpretive signs along the trail. There is also a puncheon bridge that crosses a beaver dam and two viewing platforms along the trail. The trail takes you through pine forest and northern hardwoods along the shore of Deer Marsh. The trail head is located at the campgrounds east entrance. Another trailhead is located 1.5 miles north on Sidnaw road. Turn left out of the campgrounds east entrance, then take the first available road on the right and the trail head will be located on the right.

Fire Information None allowed
Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Viewing Wildlife

The opportunity to view wildlife is available anywhere in the Kenton Ranger District, but with the Deer Marsh Interpretive Trail your chances will be better.  Walking down this trail you just might have the opportunity to see a whitetail deer, black bear, grey wolf, fox, coyote, beaver, fischer and several species of birds. 

Interpretive Areas

Photo of Deer MarshThe Deer Marsh trail is looped and approximately 3 miles long, located on rolling, sandy ground. There are several interpretive signs along the trail. There is also a puncheon bridge that crosses a beaver dam and two viewing platforms along the trail. The trail head is located at the campgrounds east entrance.

Status: Open
Best Season: May-October
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Boating - Motorized

Lake Ste Kathryn located on the southern boundary of the Kenton Ranger District is a popular get-a-way for campers and boaters. This lake is 151 acres and the deepest dept is 25 feet. This lake is located in Iron County and provides fishermen with a variety of game fish.

Launch Ramps Yes, Concrete Base, no charge to launch boat
Trailer Parking Yes
Class of rapids None
Motor Type N/A
Fuel availability No
Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Boating - Non-Motorized

Lake-On-Three is a small trout lake located on the Houghton and Iron County line in the southern portion of the Kenton Ranger District. This lake is ideal for canoes or small non motorized boats. There is no boat ramp at this location.

Launch Ramps No
Trailer Parking Yes
Type of Craft Canoe/Kayak
Fuel availability No
Marina/Mooring No
Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Amenities

Interpretive Site: Deer Marsh Interpretive Trail-located on the east side of the Sidnaw Road just east of the campground
Camping trailer: 24 sites
Picnic tables: Each Campsite and Dayuse area
Tent camping: 24 sites
Toilets: Two sets of vault toilets located near fee station and one set near campground site #13
Parking: At Boat Landing area
Fee charged for some activities: $14 a night for camping
Accessible: 22 Accessible Picnic Tables located in campsites
Boat ramp: No Fee located south of campground fee station
Drinking water: 2 Hand pumps located near campground sites #16 & #23

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.393120

  Longitude : 
-88.722766