Jackpine Lake Campsites

Hiawatha National Forest



The Hiawatha National Forest offers two rustic campsites on 63-acre Jackpine Lake, providing visitors with a peaceful and serene environment for their next outdoor adventure. Activities such as swimming, berry-picking, and fishing with a license can be enjoyed, and nearby trails provide opportunities for biking, horseback riding, and hiking. Gasoline, groceries, and camping supplies can be found in the nearby Tuhnder Lake area.


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.

Jackpine Lake is a great fishery for smallmouth bass and bluegills. There are some large yellow perch and bullheads present as well. There is an unimproved boat access located on the south side of the lake near site 1. This access is suitable for small, lightweight craft only. The access road leading to this boat access is firm sand with some gravel. This boat access is intended for day - use only. Parking space is limited. 

Swimming conditions differ based on each site:

  • Site 1: There are good swimming conditions, however it is shared with the boat access.
  • Site 2: Swimming is NOT recommended at this site.


There is NO drinking water available at these campsites.

There are primitive toilets located at sites 1 and 2.

Lake Name: Jackpine Lake

Number of Sites: 2

Maximum Number of People Per Site: Site 1 (16), Site 2 (8)

Toilets: Yes

Boat Access: Back - In

Lake Size (acres): 63

Natural Features

There are two campsites located on the 63-acre Jackpine Lake.

  • Site 1 is located in an open area on top of a small hill overlooking the south side of Jackpine Lake. This site is 45ft. x 40ft. and there is a short, but steep, road that must be driven in order to reach the campsite. This site is suitable for two families with trailers. 
  • Site 2 is small, wooded and located on the west side of Jackpine Lake. It is 30 ft. x 20 ft. and is suitable for one family. Trailers are NOT recommended because of the limited due to 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.

Gasoline, groceries, fishing and camping supplies, ice and deli are available in the Tuhnder Lake area on CR 437, approximately seven miles to the southeast.


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