Manistique - Rapid River Dispersed Campsites

The Manistique/Rapid River campsites are located on inland lakes and are in a rustic forest environment with few, if any amenities. The rustic environment offers a wonderfully serene and peaceful setting for your next campout


Half of the sites have a primitive toilet; be sure to check the site specifics prior to reserving. All campsites have fire rings. Horses are only allowed at certain sites. Specifically, horses are allowed at all sites on Swan Lake, site 1 at Ironjaw Lake, sites 1 and 2 at Triangle Lake. All of the sites have boat access to the lake. Most of them are back-in and a few have a boat/canoe slide. Many of the campsites offer hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. Lake Name Number of Sites Maximum number of people per site Toilets Boat Access Lake Size (acres) Bass Lake 1 8 No BI 290 Bear Lake 1 8 No Slide 21 Camp Cook 1 8 Yes N/A N/A Carr Lake 1 16 No Slide 16 Chicago Lake 4 site 1 (8) Sites 2-4 (16) Yes BI 188 Crooked Lake 1 8 No CI 190 East Lake 3 Site 1 (24) Site 2 and 3 (8) Yes BI 53 Gooseneck Lake 3 Sites 1 and 4 (8) Site 3 (16) Yes BI 123 Ironjaw Lake 1 8 Yes BI 62 Jackpine Lake 2 Site 1 (16) Site 2 (8) Yes BI 63 Lake Nineteen 1 8 No BI 26 Lyman Lake 10 Site 1, 7, 10 (8) Sites 2-4, 6, 8, 9 (16) Site 5 (24) Yes BI 67 Leg Lake 2 Site 1 (24) Site 2 (8) Yes BI 40 Minerva Lake 1 8 No BI 45 Mowe Lake 2 8 Yes BI 25 Steuben Lake 2 Site 1 (24) Site 2 (16) Yes BI 151 Swan Lake 4 Site 1 (8) Sites 2-4 (16) Yes BI 52 Triangle Lake 2 Site 1 (24) Site 2 (8) Yes BI 169 Site Number of Horses Allowed Ironjaw Lake 2 horses Swan Lake sites 1 and 2 2 horses at each site Swan Lake site 3 4 horses Swan Lake site 4 6 horses Triangle Lake site 1 4 horses Triangle Lake site 2 2 horses

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.

Natural feaures

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. There is one exception; Camp Cook, which is close to the Fishdam River and provides opportunities for good brook trout fishing.


Visitors will be able to enjoy swimming, berry picking, and fishing at these campsites. Licenses are required for fishing in Michigan waters. Some of these campsites offer only one site on these inland lakes allowing for a very peaceful and wilderness-like experience.

Driving directions to Manistique - Rapid River Dispersed Campsites

All driving directions are listed by lake. Please check campsite details.

Location and contact info

East Lake Shore Drive, MI 49854

For campground inquires, please call:906-474-6442

Manistique - Rapid River Dispersed Campsites details

  • Campfire allowed
  • Checkin time: 12:00 PM
  • Checkout time: 12:00 PM
  • Location rating: Prime
  • Max num of people: 8
  • Max num of vehicles: 2
  • Max vehicle length: 24
  • Pets allowed
  • Site rating: Prime

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works


Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the host a request to book.


Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the host or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most hosts have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.


Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.

Amenities at Manistique - Rapid River Dispersed Campsites

  • other


  • supplies

    Picnic table

Activities at Manistique - Rapid River Dispersed Campsites



Wildlife viewing



Swimming site


Day use area

Horseback riding

Water sports

Headed off-the-grid? Make sure you have a portable RV generator and know how to use it. Outdoorsy community member Mike Jackson shows you how.
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Find the perfect RV for Manistique - Rapid River Dispersed Campsites

Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


How does check-in work?


Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.