Steuben Lake Campsites

The Steuben Lake Campsites 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 Steuben Lake Campsites 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.

There are good swimming areas at both campsites. However, there is a hill at Site 2 and makes the beach area difficult to see from the campsite.

Steuben Lake has been stocked with walleye and has supporting populations of northern pike, largemouth bass, bluegill and perch. There is good boat access located in the northwest corner of Steuben Lake, along Forest Road 2662. This access can accomodate most fishing boats and trailers.


There is NO drinking water available at this site.

There are primitive toilets located at both sites.

Lake Name: Steuben Lake

Number of Sites: 2

Maximum Number of Sites: Site 1 (24), Site 2 (16)

Toilets: Yes

Boat Access: Back-In

Lake Size (acres): 151

Natural Features

There are two campsites located on the 151-acre Steuben Lake.

  • Site 1 is a large wooded campsite, 75 ft x 75 ft, and suitable for three families and trailers. It is located on the west side of Steuben Lake and can be reached by Forest Road 2554. 
  • Site 2 is a large, open area, 70 ft x 50 ft, suitable for two families and trailers. It is located on the west side of the lake on the top of a small hill. A stairway has been constructued to provide access to the lake. This site can be reached from Forest Road 2662A

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.

Gasoline, groceries, fishing and camping supplies, boat rentals, ice, and MDNR licenses are available at Steuben, approximately two miles west on County Road 437.


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

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

How do I make a reservation with Steuben Lake Campsites?

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

Where is Steuben Lake Campsites located?

The Steuben Lake Campsites 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 Steuben Lake Campsites have tent or RV camping?

Steuben Lake Campsites 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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