Mowe Lake Campsites

Hiawatha National Forest



The Hiawatha National Forest offers two campsites on Mowe Lake, each with their own set of characteristics. They offer a rustic camping experience with few to no amenities, but many opportunities for swimming, fishing, berry picking, and exploring the nearby trails. There is no drinking water so visitors must come prepared.


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 dispersed campsites. Licenses are required for fishing in Michigan waters.

Neither site on Mowe Lake has good swimming conditions. 

Mowe Lake is a good fishery for northern pike, largemouth bass, pumpkinseed and yellow perch. Survesy indicate a good, healthy fishery. there is an unimproved access located across from site 2. It has a sand base and is recommneded for small boats and trailers only.


There is NO drinking water provided at this site.

There is a primitive toilet.

Lake Name: Mowe Lake

Number of Sites: 2

Max Number of People Per Site: 8 (for both sites)

Toilets: Yes

Boat Access: Back-In

Lake Size (acres): 25

Natural Features

There are two campsites located on Mowe Lake, each with their own set of characteristics:

  • Site 1 is located in a semi-open area bordered by hardwood trees. It is 60 ft. x 40 ft and suitable for one family and trailer.
  • Site 2 is similar to site 1 in layout, but slightly smaller in size. It is suitable for one family and trailer.

The access road to these sites is narrow, but capable of handling moderate sized vehicles and trailers.


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, MDNR, licenses, deli and restaurants are available approximately six miles northwest on Forest Highway 13.

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