Tent Sites
No Fires
No Pets
No Drinking Water
About Government Landing

Manistee National Recreation River

This camping area is named for Government Island. The 3 campsites are part of the Forest Services' 41 designated dispersed sites along the Upper Manistee River. The main access road along the powerline is a snowmobile trail in the winter.

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.


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Manistee River

National Forest
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Pets
Not Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
No Water Hookups
Government Landing is located in Michigan
44.2633 N
-85.8887 W
Get Directions
_ From Manistee - _ Travel east on M-55 for 15 miles. Turn left and travel north on High Bridge Rd. for 6 miles. Turn right and travel east on Coates Hwy. for 3.5 miles. Turn right and travel south on Dilling Rd. for 2.5 miles. Turn left and travel northeast on Upper River Rd. for 2.5 miles to the entrance of the site. _ From Brethren - _ Drive 3.5 miles east on Coates Hwy. Turn right onto Dilling Rd. And drive 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Upper River Rd. and drive 2.5 miles northeast to the entrance of the site.
1 Review of Government Landing
First to Review
Beautiful campsites on the back waters of Tippy dam. About 8 sites available. No fee. A pit toilet is available at one cluster of 3 campsites

I was there during September 2019 and was lucky to get a site. Every site was full. I hear it’s darn near impossible to find an open site During June-August. Sites are large with fantastic views. Walking trails, bike trails and ORV trails a d routes are in close proximity. I will try again this summer mid week.