Government Island Campground

Cedarville, MI 49719
Phone: (906) 387-2512

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Government Island is a popular camping destination within the Les Cheneaux Islands. This federally owned Island is uninhabited and open to day use and Leave No Trace camping (which includes proper waste disposal, no cutting of trees for campfires, and leaving no trace of your camping experience). Government Island is the only public land within the Les Cheneaux Islands, as it was once home to a Coast Guard Station. The Island has established campsites which include a fire ring and picnic table. There are two outhouses available on the Island. Permit fees are not required at this time. However, if you have a group, it is recommended that you contact the U.S. Forest Service to notify them of your visit to the Island.

Government Island is accessible via kayak, canoe or motor boat, a 4.5 mile trip from Cedarville. Boats can be beached at two landings on the Island. The first is on the Island's east shore. Just up the hill from this landing, you will find campsites and the outhouses. The second landing is located on the Island's south side and overlooks the vast beauty of Lake Huron. A sandy beach stretches along the Island's west shore.