Norway Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Sign for Norway Lake CG

Norway Lake Campground is located 8 miles southeast of Sidnaw MI, on the Kenton Ranger District.  This two loop campground provides visitors with a unique camping experience among the towering Red Pines. Each campsite is naturally screened by vegetation. It features 27 drive-in sites that can accommodate tents, trailers and motor homes.  Each site offers a wood table, fire ring, lantern post and parking spur. Three sets of vault toilets, two hand pumps for drinking water, and and a picnic shelter are located within the campground loops. Adjacent to the campground is a boat landing, parking areas, a beach, change house and picnic area.

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 a night
Open Season: June 13, 2020 - Sept. 30, 2020
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: June-August
Busiest Season: July-August
Restrictions: 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 30 miles to the southeast
Water: Drinking Water- 2 Hand pumps located near sites #16 & #24.
Restroom: Three sets of double vault toilets located near sites #13 & #20.
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


Norway Lake Campground is located in Iron County 8 miles south of Sidnaw on the Kenton Ranger District.

From Sidnaw, Mi., take Sidnaw Road south approximately 5 ½ miles to FR 2400, turn left onto FR 2400 and travel 2 miles to campground.

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 3 ½ miles north, turn right onto FR 2400 and travel 2 miles to campground.


Located next to the Boat Landing

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Picnic tables One in each campsite and in Day Use area. 16 tables in campsites are accessible
Drinking water 2 Hand pumps located near sites #16 & #24
Interpretive Site Deer Marsh Interpretive Trail located just north of Lake Ste Kathryn. Trailhead on the east side of Sidnaw Road.
Toilets 3 Double Vault Toilets located near sites #13 & #20.
Parking Near Boat Ramp and at picnic area
Boat ramp No Fee-Boat landing is located northwest of campground
Fee charged for some activities $14 Camping per Night
Tent camping 27 sites
Accessible 16 campsites have accessible tables.
Camping trailer 27 sites