Henry Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Campsite on Henry Lake

Located in Gogebic County 9 miles southwest of the town of Marenisco, Mi., on the Bessemer Ranger District in the southern half of the Ottawa National Forest. Henry Lake Campground is a single loop campground with 11 campsites that are spaced with natural vegetation for screening. Henry Lake Campground provides drive-in sites that can accommodate tents, trailers, and motor homes. Each site offers an accessible wood table, fire ring and parking spur. Two single vault toilets are located near the fee station, while water is provided in the camping loop.  Located adjacent to the campground is a boat landing, an accessible toilet, and a trail to an accessible fishing pier providing access to a variety of game fish.

At a Glance

Current Conditions:
  • The campground is open for the season.
  • Potable water will be available on 5/28/2021
Operational Hours:  24 hours – self pay
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $13 a night for camping
Open Season: May 14 - September 30
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: Marenisco, Mi., is 9 miles to the northeast. Larger towns include Ironwood, Mi., 35 miles to the west and Watersmeet, Mi., is 36 miles to the east.
Water: Drinking Water-Hand Pump
Restroom: 2 Vault toilets in campground and 1 accessible toilet at the boat landing area.
Passes: Golden Age/Interagency Senior and Access Passes accepted
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: The day use area and campground are managed by the Ottawa National Forest. For more information or questions please contact the Bessemer Ranger District at 906-932-1330.

General Information


From Bessemer, Mi., travel east on US 2 approximately 13 miles and turn right (south) onto Dunham Road, travel approximately 3 miles and turn right (south) onto FR 8100, travel approximately 4 ½ miles to the campground.

From Watersmeet, Mi., travel west on US 2 approximately 28 miles and turn left onto M 64, travel approximately 3 1/2 miles and turn right onto FR 8300, travel approximately 5 miles and turn left onto FR 8100, travel approximately 3 miles to the campground.

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Camping trailer 11 sites
Picnic tables Each campsite has an accessible picnic table
Tent camping 11 sites
Parking At Boat Landing
Toilets 2 Single vault toilets near fee station
Fee charged for some activities $13 a night for camping
Accessible Campsite #5, 7, 8, and 9 have an accessible table and fire ring. Accessible vault toilet, trail and accessible fishing pier are located near the boat landing
Boat ramp
Drinking water Hand pump