Please be advised that the kayak launch and dock are open to the public for fishing, however, there is NO CAMPING PERMITTED until further notice due to COVID guidelines.  Also no restrooms are available at this time.

The Gogebic County Park at McDonald Lake which is located on McDonald Dam Road in Ironwood, Michigan is unique from the other two campgrounds operated by the Forestry and Parks Commission, as it is a rustic campground.  There is no fee at this campground and the campsites are designed for tenting only on a first come first serve basis.  There is a total of six designated sites.  The three sites on the lake shore have tenting pads and fire rings, the island sites do not.

Amenitites for day use include a fishing dock, a kayak launch, picnic area, vault toilet, and a boat launch available for no fee.


 Fishing is also popular at McDonald Lake and species include Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Blue Gill, and Crappie.

Gogebic County Natural Resources Center

500 North Moore Street

Bessemer, Michigan 49911


8:30 - 4:30 PM (CST)

 Monday - Friday

Our Address

Contact Us

Forestry: 906-663-4687

Parks:  906-663-4428