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Crooked Lake Campsite

Hiawatha National Forest



Hiawatha National Forest offers many camping sites with few amenities and no drinking water. These rustic sites are located on inland lakes and provide visitors with swimming, berry picking and fishing opportunities. There is one campsite on Crooked Lake with a 190 acre lake size and carry-in boat access. Nearby, visitors can find a variety of attractions for recreation.


There are many campsites on the Munising and Rapid River/Manistique Ranger Districts of the Hiawatha National Forest. Many are located on inland lakes and are in a rustic forest environment with few to no amenities and no drinking water. The rustic environment offers a wonderfully serene and peaceful setting for your next camping experience. 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. 


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.

Crooked Lake offers a good fishery for bluegill, crappie, and northern pike. Occasionally, you may catch smallmouth bass. 

Boat access to lake is by carry-in only, which can be found at the campsite. Keep in mind that the boat access is shared with the public, meaning anglers may pass through your site to access the lake.

Swimming is considered to be poor.


NOTE: There are no toilets or drinking water at this site.

Lake Name: Crooked Lake

Number of Sites: 1

Maximum Number of People Per Site: 8

Toilets: No

Boat Access: Carry-In

Lake Size (acres): 190

Natural Features

There is only one campsite on Crooked Lake. It is small (35ft. by 35ft.), level and suitable for one family and a trailer. Although there is only one campsite on Crooked Lake, the lake is busy with a private resort and many private homes and cabins dotting its lengthy shoreline.


For local information, please call (906) 474-6442 or call (906) 387-2512 for general information.

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. 

Gasoline, groceries, fishing and camping supplies, boat rentals, ice and MDNR licenses are available at Steuben, approximately four miles southwest on County Road 437.

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