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Leg Lake Campsites

Hiawatha National Forest



The Hiawatha National Forest is home to many dispersed campsites located on small inland lakes, offering a tranquil and serene environment for a camping experience. Visitors can enjoy activities such as fishing, swimming, and berry picking with the necessary fishing license. There are a variety of amenities and services, such as horse, bike, and hiking trails within minutes of the site, bait shops, general and grocery stores available nearby.


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.

Leg Lake has good fishing for northern pike, largemouth bass, black crappies and bluegills. Some yellow perch and bullheads may be caught. There is an unimproved boat access located adjacent to site 2. It is intended for day use only. Only small boats and trailers are recommended at this access.

There is a good swimming area at site 1, but because much of it is lower than the campsite, it cannot be seen from the site.


There is NO drinking water available at these sites.

There is a primitive toilet located at site 1.

Lake Name: Leg Lake

Number of Sites: 2

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

Toilets: Yes

Boat Access: Back-In

Lake Size (acres): 40

Natural Features

There are two campsites located on Leg Lake. These sites lie about 0.25 miles west of County Road 437 between Forest Roads 2697 and 2438. Each of these has specific features as detailed below:

  • Site 1 is located on the west side of the lake. It is a very large semi-open area that would be suitable for group camping or family gatherings with trailers. 
  • Site 2 is a small, wooded area located on the east side of the lake. This site is suitable for one family. Trailers are not recommended because of the limitied turn-around space.

Nearby Attractions

There is 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 approximately two miles south on County Road 437 in the Thunder Lake area.


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