Pike Lake State Forest Campground (Luce)

Dept. Natural Resources

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Pike Lake Road Newberry, MI 49868 906-492-3415 Official Website

GPS: 46.6443, -85.4167

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Overview of Pike Lake State Forest Campground (Luce)

Michigan Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. The Michigan Recreation Passport does not cover local, county, municipal, or metropolitan parks or recreation areas. Learn more: Michigan Recreation Passport

Number of Sites 8

Open Seasonally Contact office for dates

Elevation 656 ft / 199 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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“PIKE LAKE STATE PARK is a HIDDEN GEM NEAR TAHQUAMENON FALLS in the UP”

Reviewed 10/3/2022

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 7
Overall Rating

PIKE LAKE STATE PARK - HIDDEN GEM NEAR TAHQUAMENON FALLS
Only a few lucky people know about beautiful Pike Lake State Park, 15 miles / 35 minute drive / from Upper Tahquamenon Falls. Very small – 8 campsites. Very rustic – two pit toilets. Very scenic – Pike Lake is small and good looking, featuring an island of pine trees a hundred yards from shore. Far side of lake is an unbroken line of tall trees, with four or five cottages spaced out at intervals. My campsite, Site 7, was right on the waters edge, in view of island, under tall pines. In the morning sunshine, the lake is a beautiful sight. I stood at the waters edge for 20 minutes with a cup of hot coffee in my hand, enjoying the beauty. After sunset, at night, you are far enough from the city to see a Dark Sky above – hundreds of stars! Saw the Milky Way for the first time in years. Wish I had brought my Star Chart. Visiting after Labor Day, expect campers with 4WD ATVs and motor cycle campers riding big “hogs”. On my visit, they were very quiet and friendly. No problems. Except for the guy who started up a generator after midnight and ran it till 7am. The droning sound spoiled the silence, but these days it seems most every campground has someone running a generator all night. A sign of the times, I guess. By the way, No Cell Phone Service, if you have a cheap phone.
One final caution, the roads to Pike Lake are dirt roads. In dry weather, no problem. But after it rains, you will have a 30 minute drive on hard-packed wet sand. Road looks well maintained, not one single tire rut, so I doubt if anyone ever gets stuck. Just drive carefully in wet weather, and plan to visit the car wash when you get home.

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camper-753513 would stay here again

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
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