Long Lake Outdoor Center
The U.P feeling only an
hour away from home
An untouched wilderness camp close to home.
Rent the whole camp, or any of it's rustic cabins.
The Long Lake Outdoor Center was built by the Civil Conservation
Corps in 1938 and hasn't changed much since then. It is considered the
best remaining example of a CCC camp in Michigan, and is listed in the
National Register of Historic Places. The forest canopy is immense and
the well-maintained cabins are the original structures. The Lodge is
stunning with its two massive stone fireplaces. The modern bathhouse
is fully equipped and handicapped accessible. The Lodge (dining hall
and kitchen), bathhouse and cabins are designed to handle the camps
rated capacity of one hundred twenty campers. The camp is perfect for
most groups, although any of the twenty cabins or the lodge can be
reserved individually. Long Lake is serene and peaceful; you will rarely
see a motorboat. Our dock is one of only three. The lake has a public
access, and the fishing is great! If you like the excitement of a big lake,
the public access to Gun Lake (2,600 acres) is just two miles away.
All the cabins have hardwood
floors, white pine tongue &
groove interior walls and
plaster ceilings. The windows
are all screened. All cabins
have electricity, most have
heat and one has a fireplace.
The beds are all bunks.
Sleeping capacity ranges from
four to twenty.
The camp is located on over three hundred acres in the middle of the 5,200-acre
Yankee Springs State Recreation Area. Yankee Springs has seven marked
hiking/skiing/mountain biking trails totaling almost thirty miles. The camp includes
a baseball diamond, volleyball court, horseshoe pits and a shuffleboard court.