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Houghton Lake State Forest Campground

4 Reviews

About This Campground

State Park

Michigan Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. The Michigan Recreation Passport does not cover local, county, municipal, or metropolitan parks or recreation areas. Learn…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly


4 Reviews of Houghton Lake State Forest Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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cThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2022

It did the trick

Late nite…easy to find and had lots of availability, although it was a Monday night after a rain. Had a main bathroom with 4 individuals toilet and sink combos. There were vault toilets around the property as well. Pulled the car in and set up camp after submitting the self registration fee and…

Month of VisitSeptember
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2021

About Average

Not very secluded + close to the road. Clean and well kept, and friendly DNR staff. Easy access to the lake, and not far from restaurants and gas stations-hence the road, lol. If you’re after middle-of-nowhere peace and quiet, keep looking. But if clean, comfortable and easy access to town/supplies…

Month of VisitAugust
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2019

Great camping!

Both the sites on the water and in the back are great, depending on if you like water front camping or wooded.


Houghton Lake State Forest Campground is located in Michigan


From jct US 27 & Hwy 55: Go 6 mi E on Hwy 55, then 6 mi N on West Shore Dr, then E on CR-300.


180 South Harrison
Houghton Lake, MI 48629


44.40063347 N
84.772175 W

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