Black Bear Lodge on Otter Lake in the Hiawatha National Forest
At the Otter Lake Campground
E 7609 Otter Lake Road, Munising, MI 49862
PHONE: 855-723-3662

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Black Bear Lodge is located on the shore of Otter Lake in the Hiawatha National Forest just a few minutes southwest of Munising and the Pictured Rocks in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The vacation lodges are located on the grounds of the Otter Lake Campground on Buckhorn Road.

Centrally located in Alger County for Four Seasons of Fun

Black Bear Lodge

Black Bear Lodge has six bedrooms. Four bedrooms have a double bed in each room while bedrooms #5 and #6 have two double beds in each room. The living room also has two sofa-sleepers: one is a queen-size and the other is a double so there is lots of sleeping room for your large group.

The large living area has a wood-burning fireplace in the middle of the room that opens on both sides so everyone can enjoy sitting around the fire. Firewood is available at the campground office. The lodge has a screened porch overlooking Otter Lake for enjoying the view of the woods and water. There is a large community charcoal grill for outdoor cooking and a fire pit near the beach for campfires and roasting hot dogs

otter lake

The kids will have fun at the small playground and we have basketball, cornball, tetherball, and volleyball. The campground hosts have the balls so stop their trailer to pick one up for some fun. There is a camp store with ice, pop, firewood, kindling, "T" shirts, and candy. Enjoy a stroll on the nature trails for a relaxing

Otter Lake offers a shallow sandy area with a amall sand bottomed beach for wading. Rowboats and paddleboats are available for rent. Enjoy fishing in Otter Lake or one of the many lakes in the Hiawatha National Forest. The forest offers hundreds of acres of public land for canoeing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, and hunting. Easy access to snowmobile and ATV trails from the spacious grounds so you can ride from the door and close to Munising for shopping, dining, and numerous attractions.

Otter Lake has northern pike, bass and a variety of panfish or anglers will enjoy the many lakes and streams in the Hiawatha National Forest where you will find hundreds of acres of public land all the public lands for everyone to enjoy. Hunters will find a variety of large and small game including waterfowl, game birds, deer, and bear. Mountain biking trails nearby or you can ride your bike on the back forest roads.

There is easy access to the ATV trails from the Campground. Ride from the lodge door on nice wooded trails through the forest or bring your mountain bike and ride the nearby designated biking trails nearby or ride the back forest roads.

The Otter Lake Lodges are only a few miles from Munising for shopping, dining, and enjoying Lake Superior. Visit the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Grand Island, or take a cruise on Lake Superior. Try charter fishing on Lake Superior those big ones. There is a casino in Christmas.

Enjoy delightful fall colors along the shores of Lake Superior, the Pictured Rocks, and at various waterfalls. Don't forget your camera for some memorable photos.

Winter Fun

Snowmobilers will find easy access to the hundreds of miles of groomed trails throughout Alger County that connect throughout the Upper Peninsula. Gas is available just a mile down the road so you will be all set for some great riding.

The Valley Spur Cross-Country groomed trail and dogsledding are only minutes away or you can try your luck ice fishing or and adventurous can go ice climbing in the Pictured Rocks.

Pets Welcome.

For Reservations and additional information
PHONE: 855-723-3662

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Directions: Take M-94 southwest of Munising to Buckhorn Road. Turn left and stay to the left. Otter Lake Campground is just a short distance down Buckhorn Road. Watch for the sign for Otter Lake Campground, turn south to find the Otter Lake Lodges located on the lakeshore by the campground.

From Forest Highway 13, turn northwest on Buckhorn Road and continue to the campground sign.

Otter Lake Campground

Campers will enjoy the Otter Lake Campground and RV Park on the shores of Otter Lake.

We offer 72 sites with electricity, guest laundry, shower house, water & dump station, small playground, and sandy beach.

Group and seasonal sites are available.

Attractions and Recreation in the Munising Area


Exploring Munising
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Upper Peninsula Cabin & Cottage Rentals
Upper Peninsula Traveler Home Page


Photos: Otter Lake Lodge and Mary Deloria

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