Perch Lake Campground

  

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Perch Lake Campground is located 10 miles south of Sindaw on the Kenton Ranger District.  This one loop campground provides 20 drive-in campsites that can accommodate tents, trailers and motor homes. This location provides visitors with excellent fishing, and a unique camping experience, with many of the spacious sites having lake access. Campsites are seperated by natural vegetation for screening.  Each site offers a wood table, fire ring, and parking spur. Two sets of vault toilets, one accessible vault toilet and two hand pumps for drinking water are found within the camping loop. There is a boat ramp and parking area adjacent to the campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The campground is open, however, there are no services being provided.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $14 a night
Open Season: January - Nov. 1
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 10 miles to the northwest and Iron River, Mi. is 27 miles to the southeast.
Water: Drinking Water-Hand pumps
Restroom: 1 Accessible vault toilet and 2 double 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:

Perch Lake Campground is located in Iron County 10 miles southeast of the town of Sidnaw on the Kenton Ranger District in the eastern half of the Ottawa National Forest. From Sidnaw larger towns of Ironwood and Marquette are within 2 hour drives.

From Sidnaw, Mi., travel south on Sidnaw Road approximately 10 miles to the campground. The road is paved for approximately 6 ½ miles and then turns to gravel.

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 left onto Sidnaw Road and travel approximately 2 miles to the campground.
 


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Perch Lake Campground is located 10 miles south of Sindaw on the Kenton Ranger District.  This one loop campground provides 20 drive-in campsites that can accommodate tents, trailers and motor homes. This location provides visitors with excellent fishing, and a unique camping experience, with many of the spacious sites having lake access. Campsites are seperated by natural vegetation for screening.  Each site offers a wood table, fire ring, and parking spur. Two sets of vault toilets, one accessible vault toilet and two hand pumps for drinking water are found within the camping loop. There is a boat ramp and parking area adjacent to the campground.

Fire Information Fire ring in each campsite
No. of Sites 20
Reservation Info No Reservations
Sleeping ShelterNo
No. of Accessible sites 0
Status: Open
Open Season: January-December
Fees: $14 a night for camping
Reservation info: No Reservations Taken
Best Season: June-September
Hours of Operation: 24 hours - self pay
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

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Amenities

Picnic tables 1 per campsite
Drinking water 2 Hand pumps
Toilets 2 double vault toilets located near sites #14 & #20 and 1 accessible vault toilet located near site #11.
Parking Near Boat Landing
Boat ramp No Fee-located just south of campground
Fee charged for some activities $14 a night for camping
Tent camping 20 sites
Accessible Accessible vault toilet near site #11
Camping trailer 20 sites


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