If you’re looking for a serene outdoor getaway in Michigan’s Huron-Manistee National Forest, a trip to Nichols Lake is a great choice — and Nichols Lake South Campground might just be the paw-fect place for you and your furry friend to stay! Though you will have access to showers and flush toilets, Nichols Lake South does lack some of life’s little luxuries, like RV hookups to water and electricity.
But if you’re looking for a place to relax and get back to nature, Nichols Lake South provides in spades. The campsites get plenty of shade from tall deciduous and coniferous trees, and the campground overlooks the water, so you can sit back at one of the picnic tables and watch the boats go by. Nichols Lake South also scores pretty highly in terms of accessibility — there’s a ramp down to the lake, and not only are many sites ADA accessible, but the fishing pier is, too. The US Forest Service has designated Nichols Lake South as a heavy-usage campground, so you'd be wise to make your reservation early. And with nightly rates starting at just $18 per night and no entrance fees to the national forest, this is one vacay that won't break the bank!
In terms of activities, keen anglers might consider themselves in paw-adise at Nichol’s Lake South. The lake is well-stocked with bass, bluegill, and pike, and you can cook your dinner at your campsite’s grill. Hound-dog hikers shouldn’t feel too left out, though — there are plenty of op-paw-tunities for trail time in the area! The North County National Scenic Trail runs right through the campground, and not only is a section of the 128-mile trail a pretty place to stretch your legs, but the route also has access to many different side trails that you and your pup can sniff and explore.
At Nichols Lake South Campground, you and Sparky can em-bark on as many outdoor adventures as you can handle!