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Triangle Lake Campsites

Hiawatha National Forest



The Hiawatha National Forest offers two peaceful, rustic campsites on Triangle Lake that provide visitors with abundant fishing and recreational opportunities. Swimming and boating may be enjoyed with the necessary license, while the nearby trails offer opportunities for horseback riding, biking, and hiking. All amenities are unavailable, and no drinking water is available.


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.

Our management efforts seek to provide for quiet, peaceful recreation opportunities in a semi-primitive setting.

Swimming conditions vary by site. Site 1 has excellent swimming conditions, swimming is NOT recommended at site 2.

Pine Marten Run (PMR) Trail acces varies by site:

  • For site 1: trail access is via FR 2734, where the trail intersects the road approximately 0.2 mile east of the campsite.
  • For site 2: trail access is via FR 2452, just east of the campsite.

Triangle Lake boasts a strong fishery of northern pike, smallmouth bass, bluegills, crappie and perch. A boat access and parking area for day use is located at Site 1. This access is very sandy and turn-around space is limited. Carry-in access is recommended. There is no boat access at Site 2.


There is a primitive toilet located at site 1. 

There is NO drinking water.

Lake Name: Triangle Lake

Number of Sites: 2

Maximum Number of People Per Site: Site 1 (24), Site 2 (8)

Maximum Number of Horses: Site 1 (4), Site 2 (2)

Toilets: Yes

Boat Access: Back-In

Lake Size (acres): 169

Natural Features

Located in the heart of the Ironjaw Semi-Primitive Area, Triangle Lake is managed for both motorized and non-motorized uses. Both campsites on Triangle Lake are located on the non-motorized Pine Marten Run Trail and horse camping is allowed.

  • Site 1 is a long, narrow site located on a level, sandy strip of land between the lake and a small wetland pond. The site is about 100 ft x 30 ft and is suitable for three families and trailers. There is good access via Forest Road 2734, however turn-around space is very limited.
  • Site 2 is located in a wooded lowland. It is 40 ft x 40 ft and is sutable for one family. Although the access road is in fair condition, trailers are not recommended because of the limited turn-around space.

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.


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