​​​​​The CMU Biological Station provides comfortable and clean housing.

  • Groups and students are housed in the campground cabins, dorms, and campsites.
  • Researchers are housed in campground cabins, dorms, campsites and faculty housing.

External view of the faculty units

Unit 1
  • Number of bedrooms: 2
  • Number of beds 4: two twin beds in each room; sleeps 4)
  • Kitchen space: full kitchen (stove, 1/2 refrigerator, coffee pot, microwave)
  • Living space: shared, fireplace
  • Bathroom: shared 1/2 bath (no tub)
Unit 2 (same as Unit 1)
  • Number of bedrooms: 2
  • Number of beds: 4 (two twin beds in each room; sleeps 4)
  • Kitchen space: full kitchen (stove, 1/2 refrigerator, coffee pot, microwave)
  • Living space: shared, fireplace
  • Bathroom: shared 1/2 bath (no tub)
Unit 3
  • Number of bedrooms: 3
  • Number of beds: 5 (two twin beds in bedroom 1 and bedroom 2; one twin in bedroom 3; sleeps 5)
  • Kitchen space: 1/2 refrigerator, coffee pot, microwave
  • Living space: shared wood stove
  • Bathroom: shared (full bath)
Unit 4 (same as Unit 3, but with 1 more bed)
  • Number of bedrooms: 3
  • Number of beds: 6 (two twin beds in bedroom 1 and bedroom 2; one bunk bed in bedroom 3; sleeps 6)
  • Kitchen space: 1/2 refrigerator, coffee pot, microwave
  • Living space: shared, wood stove
  • Bathroom: shared (full bath)
Unit 5
  • Number of bedrooms: 3
  • Number of beds: 3 (queen in bedroom 1; full in bedroom 2; full in bedroom 3; sleeps 3-6
  • Kitchen space: full kitchen (stove refrigerator, coffee pot, microwave)
  • Living space: shared
  • Bathroom: shared
Unit 6
  • Number of bedrooms: 3
  • Number of beds: 3 (queen in bedroom 1; full in bedroom 2; bunk bed in bedroom 3; sleeps 3-6)
  • Kitchen space: full kitchen (stove, refrigerator, coffee pot, microwave)
  • Living space: shared
  • Bathroom: shared
Cooks Cabin (not on the lake)
  • Number of bedrooms: 2
  • Number of beds: 5 (two bunk beds in one room and one full bed in the other room)
  • Kitchen space: none (microwave, refrigerator)
  • Living space: shared
  • Bathroom: shared
Exterior view of a cabinCampground cabins are .3 miles from the CMUBS main campus.  Most campground cabins house six people.  Furnishings include mattresses and beds, two desks, and a couch. The men's and women's restrooms/showers are centrally located.  Laundry facilities are available.

Cabin 1 - Castor
  • Number of beds: 6 (3 bunk beds)
  • Common living area: couches, chairs, tables
  • Notes: relatively far from both bathrooms; toward the back of the campground; more private
Cabin 2 - Esox
  • Number of beds: 6 (3 bunk beds)
  • Common living area: couches, chairs, tables
  • Notes: close to the men's bathroom; toward the back of the campground; more private
Cabin 3 - Gavia
  • Number of beds: 6 (3 bunk beds)
  • Common living area: couches, chairs, tables
  • Notes: Closest to the men's bathroom
Cabins 4A (Phiddipus) and 4B (Pinguicula)
  • Number of beds: 8 (4 bunk beds; 2 bunk beds on each side of the duplex; sleeps 4 on one side and 4 on the other)
  • Common living area: couches, chairs, tables
  • Notes: duplex cabins are slightly newer and nicer; close to the men's bathroom
Cabin 6 - Navicula
  • Number of beds: 6 (3 bunk beds)
  • Common living area: couches, chairs, tables
  • Notes: closest to the front of the campground; closer to main campus; near men's bathroom
Cabin 7 - Cirsium
  • Number of beds: 6 (3 bunk beds)
  • Common living area: couches, chairs, tables
  • Notes: close to the front of the campground; closer to main campus; near men's bathroom
Cabins 8A (Plethodon) and 8B (Quercus)
  • Number of beds: 8 (4 bunk beds; 2 bunk beds on each side of the duplex; sleeps 4 on one side and 4 on the other)
  • Common living area: couches, chairs, tables
  • Notes: duplex cabins are slightly newer and nicer; close to the men's bathroom; relatively close to the women's bathroom
Cabin 9 - Nerodia
  • Number of beds: 6 (3 bunk beds)
  • Common living area: couches, chairs, tables
  • Notes: refinished cabin (painted, carpeting); close to the women's bathroom
Cabin 10 - Tamais
  • Number of beds: 6 (3 bunk beds)
  • Common living area: couches, chairs, tables
  • Notes: close to the women's bathroom, painted walls and carpet
Each campsite has nearby electricity, pick tables, and a fire pit.

Campsite 1
  • Has electric access: equal distance from bathrooms; back of campground
Campsite 2
  • Has electric access: equal distance from bathrooms, back of campground
Campsite 3
  • Has electric access: closer to the men's bathroom; back of the campground
Campsite 4
  • Has electric access: closer to the men's bathroom; front of the campground
Campsite 5
  • Has electric access: closer to the women's bathroom; back of the campground
external view of dorm lodge

  • Dormitories are located in the Matt & Ellie Hohn Center adjacent to the main lodge and dining hall
  • Separate men's and women's wings
  • Shower facilities are immediately adjacent
  • Dividers separate bunks and provide storage for personal belongings
  • Laundry facilities available