Looking for that island getaway at 1/10th the price? Cookson Lake Dispersed Campsite features two small islands surrounded by a 35 acre lake, and is the perfect spot to feel like you've really gotten away. Bring a quality camera to snap pics of the beautiful dispersement of wildflowers along the area, and enjoy the freedom of that open camping field. It's almost like the Bahamas--if you just use your imagination and a little Photoshop.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
5 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Cookson Lake Dispersed Campground.

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Hipcamper Dickie
Dickie H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 11th, 2019

If you want to be in the middle of nowhere I would recommend this spot. That's exactly what I was looking for! But..when I got there and the mosquitoes were constantly swarming my body and the other RV campers told me of the wolf pack that had been circling the site I had some other thoughts. There's a 35 acre lake for swimming and boating and some giant snapping turtles that seemed to be invading the area when we were there. I'm 100% sure my dog had a growl off with a wolf in the woods and I threw rocks to keep them at bay. We were going to spend 2 night tent camping, but ended up one night and slept in my car till the morning. I will say it's definitely secluded and gorgeous. Go check it out, but sleep indoors and bring lots of bug spray

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Hiawatha National Forest
United States
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46.415° N, 86.633° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 5 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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