The campsites on the Rapid River/Manistique Ranger District 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 camping experience.
There are two primitive campsites located on the 25 acre Mowe Lake. The access road is narrow, but capable of handling moderate sized vehicles and trailers. No water is provided at this site, but there is a primitive toilet. Site #1 is located in a semi-open area bordered by hardwood trees. It is 60 ft. by 40 ft. and suitable for one family and trailer. A primitive toilet is shared with site #2. Site #2 is similar to #1 in layout, but slightly smaller in size. It is suitable for one family and trailer. A primitive toilet is shared with site #1. Neither site on Mowe Lake has a good swimming area. There is an unimproved boat access located across the road from site #2. It has a sand base and is recommended for small boats and trailers only. Mowe Lake contains northern pike, largemouth bass, pumpkinseed and yellow perch. Surveys indicate a good, healthy fishery. Groceries, gasoline, fishing and camping supplies, boat rentals, ice, MDNR licenses, deli, and restaurants are available approximately six miles northwest on Forest Highway 13. Lake Name Number of Sites Maximum number of people per site Toilets Boat Access Lake Size (acres) Mowe Lake 2 8 Yes Back in 25
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.
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 dispersed 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.
From the Intersection of US-2 and Forest Highway 13 (about 14 miles east of Rapid River), drive north 19 miles on Highway 13 to CR 440. Turn right (east) and drive 3.5 miles to FR 2209. Turn right (southeast) on 2209 at the Big Springs North Trailhead and drive 0.4 mile to FR 8104. Turn right (west) and drive about 0.6 mile to the campsites.
East Lake Shore Drive, MI 49854
For campground inquires, please call:906-474-6442 OR 906-387-2512
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.
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Delivery or Pickup
Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.
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Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.
After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.
Amenities at Mowe Lake Dispersed Campsite
Activities at Mowe Lake Dispersed Campsite
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.
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