Bessemer, Michigan, Area Campgrounds

Bessemer, Michigan, Area Campgrounds
Bessemer is in the heart of Michigan's Ottawa National Forest. Both the National Forest Service and state Department of Natural Resources operate campgrounds in the area. Nearby attractions include two state parks, Lake Superior, Lake Gogebic and a vast hardwood forest speckled with inland lakes. You can take advantage of nearby hiking trails, fishing lakes, kayaking opportunities, equestrian trails and backpacking paths from various campgrounds near Bessemer.

Bobcat Lake Campground

Bobcat Lake Campground, on one of a chain of lakes in the southern Ottawa Forest, is lightly used throughout much of the year. The amount of use is partly because of the campground's small site sizes, designed to accommodate tent campers, though camping trailers are welcome as well. You can take advantage of fishing and boating on Bobcat Lake, accessible from the campground's boat launch. The facilities offer 11 sites, with a manually operated water pump and vault toilets.



Bobcat Lake Campground

FS 8500

Bessemer, MI 49911

906-932-1330

fs.usda.gov

Lake Gogebic State Park Campground

Lake Gogebic State Park is located on the shore of one of the largest inland lakes in Michigan's Upper Peninsula The park is a 30-minute drive from Bessemer via U.S. Highway 2. It is also close to the Black and Presque Isle rivers and the Porcupine Mountains. Hiking, fishing and kayaking are available activities in the area. The park has both a modern and semi-modern campground. The modern campground features electrical services, and restroom facilities are available at both the modern and semi-modern campgrounds.



Lake Gogebic State Park Campground

N 9995 State Hwy M-64

Marenisco, MI 49947

906-842-3341

michigandnr.com

Henry Lake Campground

Henry Lake Campground is in the southern part of the Ottawa National Forest. It has 11 campsites with natural vegetation between the sites for added privacy. Henry Lake is part of a chain of small lakes throughout the area. A vast forested area surrounds the campground, providing hiking opportunities. Fishing and swimming are also available at the campground. A boat launch is located adjacent to the grounds. The campground is typically open from May 28 to Sept. 30.



Henry Lake Campground

FR 8100

Ottawa National Forest

Bessemer, MI 49911

906-932-1330

fs.usda.gov

Black River Harbor Campground

Black River Harbor Campground is located on the shore of Lake Superior at the mouth of the Black River. Daytime activities in the area range from hiking in the Porcupine Mountains directly to the north, waterfall viewing, boating, kayaking and fishing. Black River Harbor is a modern campground with indoor shower and restroom facilities to serve its 40 paved campsites. Seven of the available campsites offer lakefront camping.



Black River Harbor Campground

Black River Road

Ottawa National Forest

Bessemer, MI 49911

906-932-1330

fs.usda.gov

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Article Written By Jim Jansen

Jim Jansen has been writing articles since 2005 and has been featured in publications such as "The River Watch," and also contributes to Trails.com and LIVESTRONG.COM. He has a Bachelor of Arts in professional writing from Michigan State University. Jansen specializes in outdoor recreation and environmental topics.

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