A sandy beach, paved biking paths, and lakeside views -- Pete’s Lake Campground has it all. This dog-friendly campground is situated at the very center of the peaceful, hardwood-filled haven that is the Hiawatha National Forest, just outside of Wetmore, Michigan. The 894,836-acre Hiawatha National Forest is home to lush greenery, countless lakes, and abundant wildlife that includes everything from white-tailed deer, river otters, weasels, and wild turkeys to black bears, timber wolves, and red foxes. It is an incredibly versatile location that enables visitors to fish, boat, hike, and explore the stunning wilderness all in the majestic woods of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
The tent and RV campground is nestled among tall trees that cast plenty of shade for campers to cool off in during the summer. All of the sites offer lots of privacy and peace away from other campers. Sites come equipped with picnic tables and campfire rings, and several also have grills. Nightly rates start at $20 per night. You'll need to be prepared to "ruff" it -- there are no electric hookups here.
The campground features ADA-accessible vault toilets that are said to be very well-maintained and clean. Drinking water is available on-site as well, which is great for the doggos that might get dehydrated from all the outdoor activities available in the forest. There is a large day-use area with a parking lot, drinking water, vault toilets, two picnic areas with shaded picnic tables, and benches by the swimming beach.
In addition to hiking the 9-mile Bruno’s Run Trail with their four-pawed exercise buddies, visitors can explore the scenic shores that are lined with lighthouses, or roam in one of the six designated wilderness areas. The campground offers a great home base for those wanting to visit the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, located approximately ten miles away.
Guests note that Petes Lake Campground is a hidden gem, so if you and your buddy are searching for a little solitude, look no fur-ther!