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Lake Margrethe 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
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

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


For Campers

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


4 Reviews of Lake Margrethe State Forest Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Mariah R.
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2021

Great for families, probably

I seek out solitude and this is a very busy campground. Great for boaters with families. Lake Margrethe is a beautiful, clean lake. Nice woods, a fun sand area and plenty to do in the area.

Bill W.
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2020

Great campground but some swampy sites

Being right on the lake was wonderful. It’s close to town (we recommend Paddle Hard Brewing in Grayling) and we used it as a launching site to canoe the AuSable River with a helpful car spot from Birchers Livery.

The sites along the lake are gorgeous and have many little paths down to the water.…

Kate K.
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2019

Best swimming in the area!

We like this place because they have a killer beach for swimming and wading. A good amount of the sites are water sites and some are up on a hill with really nice views. The campground is conveniently located but this means it’s a very busy place. We usually opt for another rustic campground a bit…


Lake Margrethe State Forest Campground is located in Michigan


From junction Hwy 93 & Hwy 72: Proceed 5 miles west on Hwy 72, turn south on Mcintyres Landing and continue for 1/4 mile. Next, turn west onto a gravel road and continue for 2 miles.


44.65589066 N
84.81601028 W

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