Henry Lake Campground


Area Status: 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: This site opens May 27, 2022
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 27 - 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

Directions:

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.
 


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

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 widely spaced with natural vegetation for screening, providing an excellent chance for privacy and solitude. Henry Lake Campground provides drive-in sites that can accommodate tents, trailers, and motor homes. Each site offers a tent pad, an accessible wood table, fire ring and parking spur. Two single vault toilet facilities are located in the camping loop, while water is provided at one centrally located hand pump. Located adjacent to the campground is a boat landing, an accessible toilet and fishing pier which provides access to a variety of game fish.

General Info:

Permits & Regulations

Golden Age/Interagency Senior and Access Passes accepted


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 Bessemer Ranger District at 906-932-1330 for additional information.


No. of Sites 11
Reservation Info No Reservations
Fire Information Yes in fire ring
No. of Accessible sites 0
Sleeping Shelter No
Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Lake and Pond Fishing

This fairly deep cold water lake is ideal for the fishing get away. The lake has bass and bluegill and features an accessible fishing pier. The boat ramp gives you easy access to the lake with your boat.  There is plenty of parking for your trailer while you are fishing.

Fish Species Bass & Bluegill
Fishing Mode Boat, Canoe, Pier or Bank
Special Designations Boat Ramp
Fishing Platform Yes, an accessible trail leads to an accessible fishing pier 8' wide by 144' in length
Cleaning Station No
Accessible Platform Yes
Water Temperature Cold
Water/Flow Level 30 Feet
Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Picnicking

Boating - Motorized

This medium size deep lake is ideal for the fisherman who wants to get on the lake and fish for bass and bluegill. You can put in your boat at our boat landing free of charge. 

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

Boating - Non-Motorized

Amenities

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

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.330935

  Longitude : 
-89.791163