Triangle Lake Campsites

The Triangle 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 Triangle 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 dispersed campsites. Licenses are required for fishing in Michigan waters.

Our management efforts seek to provide for quiet, peaceful recreation opportunities in a semi-primitive setting.

Swimming conditions vary by site. Site 1 has excellent swimming conditions, swimming is NOT recommended at site 2.

Pine Marten Run (PMR) Trail acces varies by site:

  • For site 1: trail access is via FR 2734, where the trail intersects the road approximately 0.2 mile east of the campsite.
  • For site 2: trail access is via FR 2452, just east of the campsite.

Triangle Lake boasts a strong fishery of northern pike, smallmouth bass, bluegills, crappie and perch. A boat access and parking area for day use is located at Site 1. This access is very sandy and turn-around space is limited. Carry-in access is recommended. There is no boat access at Site 2.


There is a primitive toilet located at site 1. 

There is NO drinking water.

Lake Name: Triangle Lake

Number of Sites: 2

Maximum Number of People Per Site: Site 1 (24), Site 2 (8)

Maximum Number of Horses: Site 1 (4), Site 2 (2)

Toilets: Yes

Boat Access: Back-In

Lake Size (acres): 169

Natural Features

Located in the heart of the Ironjaw Semi-Primitive Area, Triangle Lake is managed for both motorized and non-motorized uses. Both campsites on Triangle Lake are located on the non-motorized Pine Marten Run Trail and horse camping is allowed.

  • Site 1 is a long, narrow site located on a level, sandy strip of land between the lake and a small wetland pond. The site is about 100 ft x 30 ft and is suitable for three families and trailers. There is good access via Forest Road 2734, however turn-around space is very limited.
  • Site 2 is located in a wooded lowland. It is 40 ft x 40 ft and is sutable for one family. Although the access road is in fair condition, trailers are not recommended because of the limited turn-around space.

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.


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 Triangle Lake Campsites?

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

Where is Triangle Lake Campsites located?

The Triangle 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 Triangle Lake Campsites have tent or RV camping?

Triangle 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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