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Bob Lake/Beaver Lodge Interpretive Trail - Ottawa National Forest

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Bob Lake Campground located in Houghton County is 18 miles southeast of Ontonagon, Mi., in the Ontonagon Ranger District. This campground features a single loop with 17 campsites which are spaced with natural vegetation for screening. Many of the sites are situated near the lake. These drive in sites can accommodate tents, trailers or motor homes. Each site offers a wood picnic table, fire ring, lantern post and parking spur. The camping loop contains three vault toilets, one of which is accessible. Drinking water is provided by a handpump which is located near the campground enterence. Adjacent to the campground are the Day Use Picnic area, a beach, a boat landing with a parking area and the trailhead to the 1.2 mile long Beaver Lodge Interpretative Trail. Bob Lake is a shallow lake with depths averaging 3 to 10 feet with deepest at 17 feet. Walleye, small mouth bass, and perch are to had for fishermen from shore or boat.

Beaver Lodge Interpretive Trail is 1 1/4 miles in length and takes about 30 minutes to hike. It is fairly level with small inclines. Besides the abundant beaver which live in the swampy valleys this trail is known for ducks, song birds, raptures, and deer, and many other furbearing animals from squirrels to bobcat inhabit this section of forested land. The Trail is located near Bob Lake Campground and can be accessed north of Kenton on FR 1370, then take FR 1478 to Bob Lake Campground. The loop trail begins at the parking lot of the picnic area.

Boat Launch: 13 mi N of Kenton
A gravel-surfaced ramp, suitable for medium-sized and smaller boats only. The site is signed.
Toilets available.
6 parking spaces available at the access site.
(1) Special rules apply, such as special closing hours, rules against consumption of alcoholic beverages, or others. This designation is also used where the site rules are established by an agency other than the Department of Natural Resources.
133 water acres.
Operated by US Forest Service.
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