State Forest Campgrounds

If you are looking for a rustic camping experience, with plenty of space between camp sites, the many Michigan state forest campgrounds are for you.

Click here to search for State Forest Campgrounds, pathways, and State Parks or for a complete listing. Located throughout Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula  and Upper Peninsula, the state forest campgrounds provide over 3,000 campsites in the nearly 4-million acres of state forest.

Every campground is located on a river or lake, providing excellent access to fishing, boating and canoeing. Over 60 campgrounds have nearby pathways for non-motorized trail recreation, such as hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature observation.  The campgrounds also are the base for other recreation opportunities including picnicking, mushroom gathering, berry picking, cross country skiing and hunting.

Accommodations range from 5 to 50 campsites, with group sites available. All campgrounds have vault toilets and potable water from hand pumps. Some sites are so remote they can only be reached by a determined hike through picturesque woods or by paddling down a scenic river course.

Below is a list of all Michigan State Forest Campgrounds.

Camp Ground County Group Camp Sites Indiv. Sites Cabins
Forest Lake Alger  
26
 
Kingston Lake Alger  
16
 
Ossineke Alpena  
42
 
Graves Crossing Antrim  
10
 
Pinney Bridge Antrim  
15
 
Beaufort Lake Baraga  
7
 
Big Eric's Bridge Baraga  
19
 
Big Lake Baraga  
15
 
King Lake Baraga  
6
 
Garey Lake Trail Camp Benzie
50
   
Grass Lake Benzie  
15
 
Lake Ann Benzie  
30
 
Platte River Benzie  
26
 
Veterans Memorial Benzie  
24
 
Black Lake Cheboygan  
52
 
Black Lake Trail Camp Cheboygan
10
   
Haakwood Cheboygan  
18
 
Maple Bay Cheboygan  
38
 
Pine Grove Cheboygan  
6
 
Stoney Creek Trail Camp Cheboygan
25
   
Weber Lake Cheboygan  
18
 
Andrus Lake Chippewa  
28
 
Detour Chippewa  
20
 
Munuscong River Chippewa  
50
 
Mud Lake Clare  
8
 
4 Mile Trail Camp Crawford
50
   
Au Sable River S.F.Cg. & Canoe Camp Crawford
5
15
 
Burton's Landing Crawford  
12
 
Canoe Harbor S.F.Cg. & Canoe Camp Crawford
6
44
 
Goose Creek Crawford  
12
 
Goose Creek Trail Camp Crawford
50
   
Jones Lake Crawford  
42
 
Keystone Landing Crawford  
18
 
Lake Margrethe Crawford  
37
 
Manistee River Bridge Crawford  
23
 
Rainbow Bend S.F.Cg. & Canoe Camp Crawford
25
7
 
Shupac Lake Crawford  
30
 
Upper Manistee River S.F.Cg. & Canoe Camp Crawford
19
30
 
Walsh Road Equestrian S.F.Cg. & Trail Camp Crawford
10
9
 
White Pine Canoe Crawford
5
   
Portage Bay Delta  
23
 
Carney Lake Dickinson  
16
 
Gene's Pond Dickinson  
14
 
House Lake Gladwin  
41
 
Trout Lake Gladwin  
35
 
Arbutus Lake Grand Traverse  
36
 
Lake Dubonnet Grand Traverse  
50
 
Lake Dubonnet Trail Camp Grand Traverse
50
   
Schecks Place Grand Traverse  
30
 
Spring Lake Grand Traverse  
32
 
Schecks Place Trail Camp Grand Traverse
50
   
Emily Lake Houghton  
9
 
Van Etten Lake Iosco  
49
 
Deer Lake Iron  
12
 
Glidden Lake Iron  
23
 
CCC Bridge Kalkaska  
32
 
Guernsey Lake Kalkaska  
36
 
Pickerel Lake Kalkaska  
13
 
Rapid River Trail Camp Kalkaska
50
   
Bray Creek Lake  
9
 
Carrieville Lake  
31
 
Leverentz Lake Lake  
18
 
Lincoln Bridge Lake  
9
 
Silver Creek Lake  
26
 
Bass Lake Luce  
18
 
Blind Sucker No.1 Luce  
17
 
Blind Sucker No.2 Luce  
31
 
Bodi Lake Luce  
20
 
Culhane Lake Luce  
22
 
High Bridge Luce  
7
 
Holland Lake Luce  
15
 
Lake Superior Luce  
18
 
Mouth of Two Hearted River Luce  
40
 
Natalie Luce  
12
 
Perch Lake Luce  
35
 
Pike Lake Luce  
23
 
Pretty Lake Luce  
23
 
Reed & Green Bridge Luce  
7
 
Big Knob Mackinac  
23
 
Black River Mackinac  
12
 
Garnet Lake Mackinac  
10
 
Hog Island Point Mackinac  
50
 
Little Brevort Lake (North Unit) Mackinac  
20
 
Milakokia Lake Mackinac  
35
 
South Manistique Lake Mackinac  
30
 
Healy Lake Manistee  
24
 
Anderson Lake Marquette  
19
 
Bass Lake Marquette  
22
 
Little Lake Marquette  
26
 
Squaw Lake Marquette  
15
 
Presque Isle Cabins Marquette     6
Cedar River North Menominee  
18
 
Black Creek Midland  
23
 
Goose Lake Missaukee  
54
 
Hopkins Creek Sfcg Missaukee  
7
 
Hopkins Creek Equestrian S.F.Cg. & Trail Camp Missaukee
27
16
 
Long Lake Missaukee  
20
 
Reedsburg Dam Missaukee  
47
 
Avery Lake Montmorency  
16
 
Ess Lake Montmorency  
27
 
Jackson Lake Montmorency  
18
 
Little Wolf Lake Montmorency  
24
 
Town Corner Montmorency  
12
 
Ambrose Lake Ogemaw  
25
 
Sunrise Lake Osceola  
17
 
McCollum Lake Oscoda  
20
 
Mio Pond Sfcg & Group Camp Oscoda
10
24
 
Parmalee Bridge Sfcg & Canoe Camp Oscoda
10
7
 
Big Bear Lake Otsego  
30
 
Big Bear Point Otsego  
14
 
Elk Hill Equestrian S.F.Cg. & Trail Camp Otsego
25
10
 
Johnson's Crossing Trail Camp Otsego
25
   
Pickerel Lake Otsego  
41
 
Pigeon Bridge Otsego  
10
 
Pigeon River Otsego  
19
 
Round Lake Otsego  
10
 
Ocqueoc Falls Presque Isle  
14
 
Shoepac Lake Presque Isle  
29
 
Tomahawk Creek Flooding Presque Isle  
47
 
Tomahawk Lake Presque Isle  
25
 
Houghton Lake Roscommon  
50
 
Canoe Lake Schoolcraft  
4
 
Cusino Lake Schoolcraft  
6
 
East Branch of Fox River Schoolcraft  
19
 
Fox River Schoolcraft  
7
 
Mead Creek Schoolcraft  
9
 
Merwin Creek Schoolcraft  
10
 
North Gemini Lake Schoolcraft  
17
 
Ross Lake Schoolcraft  
10
 
South Gemini Lake Schoolcraft  
8
 
Baxter Bridge Wexford  
25
 
Long Lake Wexford  
16
 
Old Us-131 Wexford  
25
 
    Group Camp Sites Indiv. Sites Cabins
Total Sites   502 2658 6