Carr Lake Campsite

Hiawatha National Forest



The Hiawatha National Forest offers rustic and serene campsites on inland lakes with few to no amenities. At this campsite, visitors will find privacy and seclusion, suitable for two families, and can enjoy activities such as swimming, berry picking, and fishing. Nearby attractions include various trails, bait shops, general and grocery stores, and kayak/canoe rentals.


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.

Carr Lake offers fisheries for largemouth bass, yellow perch, northern pike and the occasional brook or brown trout. Carr Creek, located upstream and downstream from Carr Lake, offers a good fishery for brook and brown trout. Access to Carr Lake is by carry-in boat only and a boat slide has been constructed for small watercraft. 

Conditions for swimming are considered poor quality.


There are NO toilets available at this campsite.

There is NO drinking water available. 

Lake Name: Carr Lake

Number of Sites: 1

Maximum Number of People Per Site: 16

Toilets: No

Boat Access: Slide

Lake Size (acres): 16

Natural Features

The Carr Lake campsite offers privacy and seclusion, situated on the small 16-acre Carr Lake. This site is fairly roomy (70 ft. by 40 ft.), grassy and suitable for 2 families. There is limited parking available at this site. 

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.

Groceries, gasoline, fishing and camping supplies, ice and deli are availablefive miles Northeast 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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