Norway Lake Campground


Area Status: Closed
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: May 10 - October 31
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

Directions:

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.
 


Parking:

Located next to the Boat Landing


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Norway Lake Campground, located on the Kenton Ranger District, provides visitors with a unique camping experience among the towering Red Pines. Each site is naturally screened by vegetation. It provides 27 drive-in sites that can accommodate tents, trailers and motor homes.  Each site offers a tent pad, wood table, fire ring, lantern post and parking spur. Three sets of outdoor toilet facilities as well has two hand pumps for water are located in the campground. Adjacent to the campground is a boat landing.

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 27
Reservation Info No Reservations
Fire Information Fire Rings in each campsite
No. of Accessible sites 0
Sleeping Shelter No
Status: Open
Open Season: January-December
Fees: $14 a night
Best Season: June-September
Hours of Operation: 24 Hours - Self Pay
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Lake and Pond Fishing

Norway Lake a great get-a-way for those that want to be out away from it all and enjoy some great fishing. This lake with its adjacent campground is a popular destination for the outdoorsmen, located on the southern portion of the Kenton Ranger District in Iron County.

Fish Species Walleye, Bass, and Panfish

 

Fishing Mode Boat, Canoe, and Bank
Special Designations Boat Ramp located just northwest of the campground
Fishing Platform No
Cleaning Station No
Accessible Platform No
Water Temperature Cold
Water/Flow Level 40 Feet
Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Viewing Wildlife

Deer 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. From M-28 in Sidnaw, take Sidnaw Road south approximately 7 miles to its junction with FR 2125 (Martin Lake Road). Turn left and follow FR 2125 for approximately 1/8 mile. The parking area for Deer Marsh Interpretive Trail will be on your left. The trail can be accessed at another trail head located at Lake Ste Kathryn Campground. To access via this trailhead you would continue south on Sindaw Road for about 1 1/2 miles until you come to the Lake Ste Kathryn Campground. It will be on your right. Turn right to the campground and the Deer Marsh trailhead will be on your immediate left.

Species Whitetail Deer, Beaver, Waterfowl, Owls & Eagles
Special Feature Viewing Platform
Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Picnicking

The picnic area at Norway Lake is ideal for small groups or families to hold a outdoor picnic.  There are picnic tables and grills located in the area and the beach is just yards away for your swimming enjoyment. 

No. of Sites 3
Reservation Info No Reservations
No. of Accessible Sites 0

Boating - Motorized

Norway Lake is a great get-a-way for those that want to be out away from it all and enjoy some great fishing. This lake with its adjacent campground is a popular destination for the outdoorsmen, located on the southern portion of the Kenton Ranger District in Iron County.

General Info:

Parking

Located next to the Boat Landing


Trailer Parking Yes
Launch Ramps Yes, Concrete Base, no charge to launch boat
Motor Type N/A
Fuel availability No
Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Boating - Non-Motorized

Norway Lake is a great lake to take the canoe or kayak out and enjoy some fishing or sight seeing.  This lake is not very large but offers alot of variety. 

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

Swimming

Norway Lake is a favorite swimming location.  The sandy beach provided swimmers with a great area to enjoy the water and sun.  There is a changing house located next to the beach and there is plenty of parking.

Amenities

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

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.415779

  Longitude : 
-88.682194