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DNR to host Aug. 17 open house on proposed development of Tin Cup Springs Equestrian Campground in Lake County

Those who are interested in or just curious about the proposed development of an equestrian campground in Lake County’s Pinora Township are encouraged to attend a public open house hosted Wednesday, Aug. 17, by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

The proposed Tin Cup Springs Equestrian Campground, situated near the Tin Cup Springs off-road vehicle and motorcycle trails, is located along 8th Street in Pinora Township, approximately three-quarters of a mile west of Frank Smith Street. 

It will offer special facilities to accommodate campers who bring horses to enjoy the nearby riding trails that are open to equestrian use. The development plan for the campground includes:

  • 25 rustic camping sites.
  • Two vault toilets.
  • A hand pump for water.
  • A submerged well for generator hookup.

The estimated construction timeline would have work starting in late fall and being completed in early spring 2023.

Open house, feedback details

The Aug. 17 open house will run 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pinora Township Hall, located at the intersection of South Deer Lake Road and East 32nd Street in Reed City. A brief overview presentation will start at 2:15 p.m., but people are invited to stop in at any time to view the proposed development plan, share feedback and ask questions of DNR staff.

After the meeting, the proposed plan will be available at People can send comments to Ron Monroe, DNR Parks and Recreation Division unit supervisor, at through Friday, Aug. 26.

For more information about the proposed Tin Cup Springs Equestrian Campground or meeting, contact Ron Monroe at 231-250-2407.

Contact: Ron Monroe, 231-250-2407