July 6, 2013

Kingston Lake State Forest Campground

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Kingston Lake State Forest Campground is one of the many campgrounds in the area of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Although the campground is not the most scenic in the area, it still offers quite a lot of beauty and many things to do. There are 16 rustic campsites that are fairly isolated, depending on which one you’re at. The sites are first come, first serve and some can accommodate up to a 40 foot camper. The campground has vault toilets and a hand pump for water. Dogs are welcomed, which was great because we brought out seven month old beagle, Brisco, on his first camping trip.


Kingston Lake provides a great opportunity to anyone who is interested in fishing. The lake has Walleye, Pike, Musky, Bass, Perch and Bluegill.

Hiking and Biking

One of our favourite things about Kingston Lake Campground, besides the abundance of wildlife, was the hiking. The Fox River Trail, 27.5 miles total, runs right through the campground. We did not hike the entire 27.5 miles, but it did provide a nice leisurely stroll and a different perspective of the lake. Mountain biking is also allowed on this trail.


Throughout our stay, we saw many different varieties of wildlife. My personal favourite was a pair of beavers that we would see swimming around and could watch from our campsite.

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