9 Excellent

Petes Lake Campground, Hiawatha National Forest USFS

Munising, Michigan

Forest Service Rd 2173
Munising, Michigan 49837
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 41
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 46.22927
Longitude: -86.60163

Elevation: 816' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly no
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
  • Restrooms Restrooms no
  • Showers Showers no
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

$10/night for a lakeside site with the federal Senior Pass. Sites away from the lake are $18/night ($9/night with a federal Senior Pass). Reservations are available no less than three days in advance for about of the half the sites, so don't try to reserve the day ahead. The campground host let me know that a lakeside reservation had cancelled that morning, so I could have that site. Sweet!! My site had sunny lakeside benches and a sandy lake bottom ideal for wading. Parking on my site had a pretty steep slope up and then down. Fortunately, my rig is short and I could park on the crest of the hill and be level. Most other sites appeared to be reasonably level. There are some gravel sites and some paved sites, also two walk-in sites. Most sites are long enough for even the biggest rigs. Vault toilets. There are are water spigots scattered around the campground. No hookups. There is a dumpster. No cellphone service. The area flora was a mature a forest of fir, beech and maple. Most sites are very shady. The sites are well spaced for privacy. The campground is about 10 miles south of Munising for gas, food and ice. Half the campground was closed after Labor Day. The other half closes at the end of September. I was here about a week before they closed for the season - just a week, or so, too early for good leaf peeping. The campground was mostly empty. I'm pretty sure I heard a Sandhill Crane one morning. We camped at Petes Lake Campground, Hiawatha National Forest USFS in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is a boat ramp, fishing pier, picnic area and a swimming beach (no life guard). There are a couple trails in the area for hiking. The Bruno Trail, a 10 mile loop, goes past a number of pretty lakes. It had been a wet summer, so the mushrooms and other fungi were out in abundance. There were fisherman on Petes Lake every day I was there.

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