Awesome beach and/or forest locations for camping! Spots near the parking are but also some spots you can hike to. Beautiful all around. And pet friendly!
lake near by, great staff, clean bathrooms
I was at this campground back in 2005 and was struck by how dirty the campground was. I took chance and returned to this campground in 2016 and 2017. The campground had been privatized and the new service was much better. The campground was clean. The pit toilets were clean (as clean as pit toilets can be). The grounds were neat and in order. This is beautiful campground with a wonderful beach within walking distance of the sites. The lovely Victorian town of Manistee is about 15 minutes drive away. My children loved hanging their hammocks in the abundant trees.
Great place to go to introduce someone to backpacking. It's easy, plenty of water around, no predators… it's camping on the beach for crying out loud! We made sure we were the appropriate distance from the shore, but during the day, we'd bring a tent right down to the water to have some refuge from the midday sun. Great place for hammock camping as well. Beach hiking can be a pain, so I recommend walking as close to the water as possible, where the sand has been matted down.
Clean and enjoyable