Centrally located, Thunder Lake is in the heart of the Hiawatha National Forest, near Munising, offering plenty of opportunities for those outdoor enthusiasts along with many other inland lakes for fishing, boating, hunting or swimming in the summer months. This cottage (also known as Camp Thunder Buck) is on the peninsula directly across from public boat launch. Bring your own fishing boat or use the one provided by us. Located within miles is Kitchiti-Kippi, Lake Michigan, the Indian River for canoeing/kayaking or travel 35 miles north to the Pictured Rocks to take a ride on the boat cruises, spend the day chasing waterfalls or hang out on the beach of Lake Superior. So much to do.... Please check back for updated pictures. We purchased this property 10/2016 and are in the process of many updates to the property. Travel down the U.P. back roads and come stay at Campt Thunder Buck where adventure awaits!
In the heart of the Hiawatha National Forest. Near Pictured Rocks & Kitchitikip
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 3, 2019
This is our family vacation home and we love it here.
jessie purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why jessie chose Manistique
This property is in the heart of the Hiawatha National Forest. There is unlimited adventures here. Go south 12 miles to Kitchitikipi, Indian River, Indian Lake Golf Course and Lake Michigan or North to Munising and all the waterfalls, Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises on Lake Superior. Research the area before arriving to see all the possibilities. There is plenty to do if you stay at camp as well. There is a small fishing boat to use. Bring your own fishing poles and life jackets. There are kayaks and a paddle board to use as well.
What makes this Cottage unique
About Thunder Lake: The lake is 350 acres. Typical Fish Species Available: Bullhead, Large mouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Yellow Perch Bait: Worms, Minnows, Artificial Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Public Boat Launch
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A great place!
What a great week. There were a couple small “deltas”. The outside of the cabin and the yard are under maintained. Mossy, many spider webs. It took about a day to clean the deck, deck furniture, grill and spray the yard for ants. It Michigan, so mostly sand and a prime place for ants. The back yard was badly infested with ant hills. There would have been no way to be out there without spraying the yard first. Onto the great! They provide kayaks, and a small fishing boat to use. Corhole game. The small dock was great to fish from. Lots of space inside and a large deck. The lake was great for fishing and the kids swam every day. They caught frogs, turtles and crayfish when they weren’t fishing and swimming.
It’s about an hour drive from anywhere, and right at the end of a road, so very quiet and somewhat secluded.
It’s DSL internet but still worked surprisingly well for all four of us each with devices, even when streaming. Verizon worked decently right at the cabin and just outside.
The living room gave great views of the lake. It was so nice to wake up and sit in the living room every morning with coffe and enjoy that view.
If we visit the UP again I will be checking to see if this place is available.
Thank you for the "mostly" nice review. Although, I'd like to address your deltas. Being that it is a camp (as opposed to a home) ...in the middle of the woods...in the middle of the UP, you certainly have to deal with insects of all kinds, and mosses, especially, like you indicate...outside. You said there would be no way to be out in the yard without spraying for ants and yet, every other renter I have ever had, or myself and my own children, have never had any issues, so I don't agree with that. On the other hand, glad you enjoyed the other parts of your stay like the good phone service, internet, the lake and lake toys. You were great renters and would definitely rent to you again!
Beautiful Lakeside Cabin
My family and I absolutely loved staying at this cabin!! It was very clean and comfortable with more than enough room for the 8 of us. The lake was beautiful and we spent a great deal of time swimming and using the kayaks and paddle board. The kids loved fishing right off the dock and ended up catching quite a few fish! This is honestly the best cabin we've ever stayed at and can't wait to go back next summer!!
Thank you so much for the great review! I love hearing guest's stories of what they had fun doing while at our camp. I hope you come again next year! You were perfect guests.
We loved our stay at Camp Thunderbuck! The beach was nice and shallow and the kids all loved using the kayaks and paddle board while the dads were out on the fishing boat. The decor was warm and welcoming and the home was very clean. All of the amenities we needed were provided and Jessie was very quick to respond with any questions. We would definitely stay here again!!
Beautifully updated and decorated spacious house, very clean and COMPLETELY furnished!
We loved it here! Waking up and looking out the full wall of windows to a gorgeous and peaceful lake was breath taking. We fished, we spent time playing board games outside by the lake, and took many adventures to Pictured Rock, Grand Marais, & Munising areas. Loved coming back after a day of exploring to grilling together on the back deck. It was so quiet and peaceful on the lake during our entire stay. This rental is completely furnished and beautifully decorated (and so clean). Thank you for sharing your home.
Wonderful Place/Wonderful Host
We spent a week at Camp Thunder Buck from July 5 through the 12. I can honestly say that the pictures on the website do not do it justice!! The house was extremely clean! The beds were extremely comfortable! The house/kitchen was furnished with everything we needed! They even supplied a small fishing boat, kayaks ,paddle boat and paddle board with life vests! The lake water was clear and clean and it had a sandy bottom that stayed shallow for a way out. It is the perfect place for small kids, teenagers, older adults...anyone and everyone! The host, Jess, was extremely easy to communicate with! She responded quickly to every message I sent her! She answered all of our questions before our arrival as well as the few questions we had upon our arrival! It was a wonderful week in paradise!! We would definitely return to Camp Thunder Buck if we ever get up to this area again!
Awe, thank you Chris. You made my day...I work hard to make it a nice place to stay and I am happy it shows. You were great guests and I would love to hear more about your vacation.