Manistique Rapid River Dispersed Campsites

Manistique, Michigan

Overview

The Manistique/Rapid River campsites are located on inland lakes and are in a rustic forest environment with few, if any amenities. The rustic environment offers a wonderfully serene and peaceful setting for your next campout

Recreation

Visitors will be able to enjoy swimming, berry picking, and fishing at these campsites. Licenses are required for fishing in Michigan waters. Some of these campsites offer only one site on these inland lakes allowing for a very peaceful and wilderness-like experience.

Facilities

Half of the sites have a primitive toilet; be sure to check the site specifics prior to reserving. All campsites have fire rings. Horses are only allowed at certain sites. Specifically, horses are allowed at all sites on Swan Lake, site 1 at Ironjaw Lake, sites 1 and 2 at Triangle Lake. All of the sites have boat access to the lake. Most of them are back-in and a few have a boat/canoe slide.

Many of the campsites offer hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. Lake Name Number of Sites Maximum number of people per site Toilets Boat Access Lake Size (acres) Bass Lake 1 8 No BI 290 Bear Lake 1 8 No Slide 21 Camp Cook 1 8 Yes N/A N/A Carr Lake 1 16 No Slide 16 Chicago Lake 4 site 1 (8)
Sites 2-4 (16) Yes BI 188 Crooked Lake 1 8 No CI 190 East Lake 3 Site 1 (24)
Site 2 and 3 (8) Yes BI 53 Gooseneck Lake 3 Sites 1 and 4 (8)
Site 3 (16) Yes BI 123 Ironjaw Lake 1 8 Yes BI 62 Jackpine Lake 2 Site 1 (16)
Site 2 (8) Yes BI 63 Lake Nineteen 1 8 No BI 26 Lyman Lake 10 Site 1, 7, 10 (8)
Sites 2-4, 6, 8, 9 (16)
Site 5 (24) Yes BI 67 Leg Lake 2 Site 1 (24)
Site 2 (8) Yes BI 40 Minerva Lake 1 8 No BI 45 Mowe Lake 2 8 Yes BI 25 Steuben Lake 2 Site 1 (24)
Site 2 (16) Yes BI 151 Swan Lake 4 Site 1 (8)
Sites 2-4 (16) Yes BI 52 Triangle Lake 2 Site 1 (24)
Site 2 (8) Yes BI 169



Site Number of Horses Allowed Ironjaw Lake 2 horses Swan Lake sites 1 and 2 2 horses at each site Swan Lake site 3 4 horses Swan Lake site 4 6 horses Triangle Lake site 1 4 horses Triangle Lake site 2 2 horses

Natural Features

All of these sites are nestled in hardwood trees and pines. All of them are on small inland lakes, which offer a wide variety of fishing opportunities. There is one exception; Camp Cook, which is close to the Fishdam River and provides opportunities for good brook trout fishing.

Nearby Attractions

There are a number of horse, bike, and hiking trails within minutes of several of the sites. In over a mile from these campsites, visitors can expect to find: bait shops, general and grocery stores, gas, a pay phone, trailheads, a fishing pier, biking, and kayak/canoe rentals.

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