Whelan Lake Campground

Manistee National Forest

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FR-6661 Custer, MI 49405 231-745-4631 231-775-2421 Official Website

GPS: 43.9105, -86.1575

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Overview of Whelan Lake Campground

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Number of Sites 6

Elevation 688 ft / 209 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Whelan Lake Campground 3 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 10/1/2017
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 11/25/2018
1 review
“Great! Recommend 4wd or AWD”

Reviewed 9/11/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: N/A
Overall Rating

When we first showed up we were skeptical, the "entrance" we were taken to was unmarked but it was right at the coordinates listed for the location. Me and my buddy both have 4wd so it wasn't a worry. I'm sure you could make it through in a Subaru if needed. That being said there is another entrance that is a bit further and a bit long... more

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0bars
AT&T
1bars
Verizon 3G

JoeFunk would stay here again

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Grand Rapids, MI Chevy Astro
1 review
“Feels remote, but not so bad”

Reviewed 11/25/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 6
Overall Rating

A bit littered, but easy to ignore the “matter out of place”.

I’m glad I had AWD and toothy tires. I went in wet conditions.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

AÜ would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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Minneweese
MI 20' Rockwood A-Frame A122S
1 review
“Fall Peace and Quiet”

Reviewed 10/1/2017

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 6
Overall Rating

These sites are situated around Lake Whelan, a 13-acre lake with some fishing available. The sites are level and a couple have pull-through paths for bigger rigs. The Forest Service does a fair job of cleaning up after thoughtless pigs crap on the sites. We came here earlier in the year and saw lots of garbage in the fire rings. This t... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

Minneweese would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • pull thru
Facilities
  • restrooms: vault
Pets
  • pets

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