Zippie's Ski Trail

Jewell Lake Trail

Address: 44.677492,-83.59711
Countie(s) trail is located in: Alcona
Trail Type(s): Camping <> Hiking <> Snowmobile <> Swimming <> Canoe/Kayak
Trail Measurement: 1 Mile
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Jewell Lake Campground is located in Alcona County, Michigan. The nearest community is Barton City, about 1 mile northwest. You can access the campground and trail from Harrisville by traveling west on M-72 for 14.5 miles. Turn north on Sanborn Road for 2 miles. Finally, turn left on Forest Service Road 4601.

From the west, starting at M-65 and M-72 junction, travel east on M-72 for 8 miles. Turn north on Sanborn Road for 2 miles. Finally, turn left on Forest Service Road 4601.

Jewell Lake Campground

Jewell Lake Campground is located on the east side of the 193-acre Jewell Lake. This lake offers a wide variety of fishing and boating opportunities.

A snowmobile trail runs through the area during the winter months.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open May 20 to September 6.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Parking
Fees Recreation Enhancement Act Fee – Camping –

  • Per Night: $15.00
Permit Info: Special Use Permit –

  • No special use permit is required for individuals or small groups (74 people or less).
  • Permits are required for commercial, event or large groups (75 people or more).

Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit.

Open Season: May 20
Usage: Light
Best Season: May 15 to September 13
Restrictions: As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors. These rules are available to you on-line or at any office of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. Please take time to read and understand them. General Topic orders apply across the Forests. Applicable Orders –

  • Motorized Vehicle Use of Roads, Trails and Off-road Areas; R904-14-02
  • Occupancy and Use – Developed Recreation Areas, Dispersed Areas, Being Publicly Nude, Marine Prohibitions, Parking and Sanitation; R904-14-03
Closest Towns: Harrisville, Curran, Barton City
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault

General Information


From Harrisville –

  • Travel west on M-72 for 14.5 miles.
  • Turn right and travel north on Sanborn Rd. for 2 miles.
  • Turn left and travel west on FR 4601. for .5 miles.

General Notes:

Location – Jewell Lake

Nearby Recreation Areas –

  • Hoist/Reid Lake Areas
    • Hoist Lake Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area
    • Horseshoe Lake Campground
    • Horseshoe Lake Boat Launch
    • Reid Lake Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area
    • Sprinkler Lake
  • South Branch Pine River
    • Pine River Campground

County – Alcona

Seasonal and Other Information –

  • Gated when closed.

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References and More Info

  • USDA
  • Compass Latitude: 44°40’39.0″N
  • Compass Longitude: 83°35’49.6″W
  • Numeric Latitude: 44.677492
  • Numeric Longitude: ‘-83.59711
  • Elevation in Feet:
  • Elevation in Meters:
  • Trail Measurement: 1 Mile


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