Jones Lake State Forest Campground

Grayling, Michigan

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About 14 miles northeast of Grayling, Jones Lake offers excellent camping close to the Au Sable River. The campground’s 42 sites are organized into six loops. The campground sits on the southeastern shore of Jones Lake. The lake itself is a fine body of water. A total of 42.5 acres of natural lake empty directly into the East Branch of the Au Sable River. At its deepest, the lake only goes 37 feet, but having been stocked since the middle of the last century, Jones Lake is considered good fishing. Anglers regularly land largemouth bass, northern pike, and walleye, in addition to the usual bluegill and sunfish. Gas motors are not permitted on the lake, but electric trolling motors are allowed. Many folks simply cast a line from shore or wade near the perimeter.
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by Matt Forster (Menasha Ridge Press)

About 14 miles northeast of Grayling, Jones Lake offers excellent camping close to the Au Sable River. The campground’s 42 sites are organized into six loops.

The campground sits on the southeastern shore of Jones Lake. The lake itself is a fine body of water. A total of 42.5 acres of natural lake empty directly into the East Branch of the Au Sable River. At its deepest, the lake only goes 37 feet, but having been stocked since the middle of the last century, Jones Lake is considered good fishing. Anglers regularly land largemouth bass, northern pike, and walleye, in addition to the usual bluegill and sunfish. Gas motors are not permitted on the lake, but electric trolling motors are allowed. Many folks simply cast a line from shore or wade near the perimeter.

© 2015 Matt Forster/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds, Fishing
Nearby City: Grayling
Campsites: 42
Season & Limits: Year-round, maintained May–October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 989-348-7068 tinyurl.com/ler867n
Fees per Night: $13
Facilities: Hand-pumped water and vault toilets
Driving Directions: Directions to Jones Lake State Forest Campground

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