Burned Dam Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Campground Sign Burned Dam

This rustic campground provides visitors with access to deep woods with fishing and canoeing opportunities on the Middle Branch of the Ontonagon River. This dispersed campground is just a short walk from Mex-i-mine Falls. As you overlook this jewel you can feel the history when loggers used this area to transport their product to the saw mills.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees No charge for use of this campground due to limited services provide.  Please pack in and pack out.
Open Season: May 24 - Sep 30
Usage: Light
Restrictions: There are no services at this campground.
Closest Towns: Watersmeet, Mi. is 9 miles to the west.
Water: None
Restroom: Pit Toilets

General Information

Directions:

From Watersmeet, Mi., take US 45 north approximately 1 mile from intersection with US 2, turn right (east) on Old US 2 and travel approximately 7 miles east, turn left onto FR 4500 and travel approximately 1 mile to the campground.

From Bruce Crossing, Mi., take US 45 south approximately 18 miles, turn left (east) onto Old US 2 and travel approximately 7 miles, turn left onto FR 4500 and travel approximately 1 mile to the campground.
 


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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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River and Stream Fishing

Recreation areas with activity River and Stream Fishing:

Middle Branch Ontonagon River provides some of the best stream fishing in the area. You can start in Watersmeet where the river crosses under US 45 or from the Burned Dam Campground.

From Watersmeet, Mi., take US 45 north approximately 1 mile from intersection with US 2, turn right (east) on Old US 2 and travel approximately 7 miles east, turn left onto FR 4500 and travel approximately 1 mile to the campground.

From Bruce Crossing, Mi., take US 45 south approximately 18 miles, turn left (east) onto Old US 2 and travel approximately 7 miles, turn left onto FR 4500 and travel approximately 1 mile to the campground.
 

Accessible PlatformNone
Fishing PlatformNone
Fish SpeciesBrook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Steelhead Trout, Small Mouth Bass and Walleye
Fishing ModeBank, Wade or Float
Cleaning StationNone
Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult

Nature Viewing

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Water Activities

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Amenities

Picnic tables
Toilets
Parking
Tent camping
Camping trailer


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