Sylvania

Ottawa National Forest

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Thousand Island Lake Road
Watersmeet, MI 49969
906-358-4551
906-932-1330

GPS: 46.24, -89.322

Last Price Paid: $16
Number of Sites: 48
Elevation: 1829 ft

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Holly
Calumet, MI
16 Scamp Honda CR-V
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 42

Holly would stay here again

“Wonderful experience at Sylvania in Ottawa National Forest”

Reviewed Jul 22, 2015

Overall Rating

We live in the UP but have not spent much time at Sylvania. However, I do think it's one of the best kept secrets. It's like a mini experience of the Boundary Waters - same principle. Clark Lake is large and beautiful and there are many camping sites accessible from Clark Lake and the subsequent lakes through portages. The Main Campground has all been paved in the last year and is really nicely done in 4 loops of about 12-13 sites in each. There are nice wooded barriers between each site giving adequate privacy. All the loops have great old forest woods around the periphery. They have wonderful showers and flush toilets (mostly) and a great swimming beach. It's hardly used though.Mostly it's used as a day use for canoeists or for those that come in and go out for a few days at a time to camp on outer islands. It was a bit buggy as we have had a late spring/summer here in the Upper Peninsula and they haven't gone yet; but a little good bug spray did the trick. We have our own canoe but there is an outfitter (Sylvania Outfitter) just a few miles down the main road on Hwy 2 that has everything you need for canoeing or camping or backpacking including trips. The campground is 4 miles off the main Hwy 2. We had no cell service there but we only have a small track phone. There is a day use pass rate of $5 or $20 for the season. We have a senior pass for National Forests so we paid just $10 for the season pass and $8/night for the site. A great bargain. If you like beauty and quiet Sylvania is the place for you. Also there are many walking trails.

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • showers
  • water available

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