Cookson Lake Campsites

Cookson Lake Campsites

The Cookson Lake Campsites location is in Munising, Michigan
49862. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Cookson Lake Campsites facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

Munising Ranger District
400 E. Munising Ave.

Phone number


Campground information Munising, Michigan


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 enjoy swimming and fishing in the 35-acre adjacent lake. Largemouth bass, northern pike, bluegill and bullhead are among the typical catch. Licenses are required for fishing in Michigan waters. 

A public boat ramp is located adjacent to site 2, which can be used to access Cookson Lake’s fishery of largemouth bass, northern pike, bluegill and bullhead.


The campground offers five primitive campsites for tent and RV camping. Each offers tables and campfire rings. A pit toilet is located near one of the sites, but toilet paper is not provided. 

Drinking water is NOT present at these sites.

There is a primitive toilet present at these sites.

Lake Name: Cookson Lake

Number of Sites: 5

Maximum Number of People: Site 1 (8), Sites 2-5 (16)

Toilets: 1

Boat Access: Back-In

Lake Size (acres): 35

Natural Features

Cookson Lake Campsite offers a primitive place to stay in the thick of Michigan’s wilderness. Beautiful forests surround several lakes in the area, providing ample opportunity to enjoy nature in all its forms.

These campsites is located in a large open field on the shores of Cookson Lake. All of the campsites are surrounded by a mixed stand of aspens and northern hardwoods on the south shore of the lake. This 35 – acre lake boasts two small islands, and a variety of wildflowers abound in the area during warmer months.

Nearby Attractions

Cookson Lake is near the Indian Wild and Scenic River and the Big Island Lake Wilderness Area. 

Groceries, ice, gasoline, fishing and camping supplies, ice and deli are available 5 miles east on County Road 437 in the Steuben Area.


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

Frequently Asked Questions About Munising Ranger District Munising, MI

How do I make a reservation with Cookson Lake Campsites?

To make reservations at Cookson Lake Campsites, you can call the office at 906-387-2512.

Where is Cookson Lake Campsites located?

The Cookson Lake Campsites is located at Munising Ranger District 400 E. Munising Ave. in Munising,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Cookson Lake Campsites have tent or RV camping?

Cookson Lake Campsites offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 906-387-2512 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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