Lake Nineteen Campsite

The Lake Nineteen Campsite location is in Rapid River, Michigan
49878. 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 Lake Nineteen Campsite facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

Rapid River/Manistique Ranger District
8181 Us Hwy 2
Rapid River

Phone number
906-474-6442 OR 906-387-2512


Campground information Rapid River, 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 will be able to enjoy swimming, berry picking, and fishing at these campsites. Licenses are required for fishing in Michigan waters.

Our management efforts seek to provide for quiet, peacfeul recreation opportunities in a semi-primitive setting. Lake Ninteen campsite can be accessed by boat, by foot or by horseback from the Pine Marten Run Trail. This site is located approximately 2.5 miles away form the Pine Marten Run Middle Trailhead.

Unfortunately, the swimming area at this site is of poor condition.

Lake Nineteen has been stocked with rainbow trout. The boat access to Lake Nineteen is steep, but the road is firm. There is no turn-around at the base of the hill; trailers must be backed down to the lake. Parking is restricted to a small area located at the top of the hill. 


There is NO toilet or drinking water available at this site.

Lake Name: Lake Nineteen

Number of Sites: 1

Maximum Number of People Per Site: 8

Toilets: No

Boat Access: Back-In

Lake Size (acres): 26

Natural Features

Like it’s neighbor Ironjaw Lake to the west, Lake Nineteen is located in the heart of the Ironjaw Semi-Primitive Area, which is managed for both motorized and non-motorized uses. Our management efforts seek to provide for quiet, peacfeul recreation opportunities in a semi-primitive setting.

The Lake Nineteen campsite is located on the eastern shore of Lake Nineteen. 


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

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, boat rentals, ice, MDNR, licenses, deli, and restaurants are available on Forest Highway 13, approximately six miles to the west and north.

Frequently Asked Questions About Rapid River/Manistique Ranger District Rapid River, MI

How do I make a reservation with Lake Nineteen Campsite?

To make reservations at Lake Nineteen Campsite, you can call the office at 906-474-6442 OR 906-387-2512.

Where is Lake Nineteen Campsite located?

The Lake Nineteen Campsite is located at Rapid River/Manistique Ranger District 8181 Us Hwy 2 in Rapid River,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Lake Nineteen Campsite have tent or RV camping?

Lake Nineteen Campsite offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 906-474-6442 OR 906-387-2512 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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