Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Blacksmith Bayou Campground

Manistee National Recreation River One of many bayous along the lower portion of the river, Blacksmith is an oxbow lake left from an old river channel. The river channel moves during geologic time, creating new meanders in the mile-wide river valley. The North Country Trail follows the ridge along the bayou and crosses the entrance road. This is a good area for ice fishing. Brochure with map : Manistee River This brochure is set to print on 11 x 17 paper, landscape (wide) orientation.  To print on 8 1/2 x 11 paper set the print area to "shrink to printable area", this will make the text on the page smaller.   Flickr Photo Albums Manistee River

National Forest
Drive In
Boat In
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
No Market
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Blacksmith Bayou Campground is located in Michigan
44.257 N
-86.039 W
Get Directions
_ From Manistee - _ Travel east on M-55 for 15 miles. Turn left and travel north on High Bridge Rd. for 2 miles. Turn left and travel west on Chicago Ave. for 1 mile. Turn right and travel north for .5 miles to the site entrance.
1 Review of Blacksmith Bayou Campground
First to Review
Underrated woodsy gem

This campground is located on a great access point for canoeing and kayaking.

It has pit toilets and really good tasting well water you have to pump yourself.

It was very quiet when i visited. The sites are on a bit of a hilly space that makes them feel more private

You can fit an rv in these spaces. Although it's well above water level my neighbor did have their tent flooded during rain. Maybe a better set up could work better though.

Lots of fire kindling and no worries on wild fire.. it's michigan dont cha know