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Huron-Manistee/Lake Michigan Rec Area

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About This Campground

National Forest

Huron-Manistee National Forests

Lake Michigan Recreation Area is a four loop campground located on the shoreline to Lake Michigan between Manistee and Ludington. In addition to the 99 single family sites and 3 group sites, the site also boasts a day use area with multiple picnic tables, pavilions and a playground, an ampitheater…

Fee Info

Concessionaire Fee - Camping (per night): Single Site: $25.00 Group Site (up to 25 people): $55.00 Group Site (26 – 50 people): $72.00 Extra Vehicle: $7.00/vehicle Ampitheater: $140 Recreation Enhancement Act Fee - Beach and Picnic Day Use Areas - Day: $5.00 Week: $15.00

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Stay Connected

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

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 56 ft.

Reviews

20 Reviews of Huron-Manistee/Lake Michigan Rec Area

Ratings Breakdown

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KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2021

Stunning sunsets!

We didn’t have reservations but took a chance on the first-come sites and are we ever glad we did! The dunes were amazing! A short walk from the camping loops, the dunes open to the amazing shore of Lake Michigan. Take a stroll on the sandy beaches or wade into the sandy-bottom cool waters of the…

Site7
Month of VisitAugust
EThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2021

Quiet, clean, dog and family friendly

A peaceful, quiet stay on Lake Michigan. There are four campground loops. We stayed in a Violet Loop campsite, which seemed to be mostly available on a first serve basis (probably because it is farthest from the beach). We arrived at 8:00 pm on a Saturday night, really hoping for a site. There were…

Site95, Violet Loop
Month of VisitAugust
C
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2021

Great camping near Lake Michigan

Lake MI Rec area is a perfect spot for rustic camping close to Lake MI. Sites are nicely sized and well spaced from each other. A 10 minute-ish level walk leads to a beautiful Lake MI beach. The orchid and hemlock loops have bathrooms with running water, oak and violet have well maintained pit…

Month of VisitAugust

Location

Huron-Manistee/Lake Michigan Rec Area is located in Michigan

Directions

Directions: From Manistee - Travel south on US-31 for 10 miles. Turn right and travel west on W. Forest Trail Rd. for 8 miles. W. Forest Trail Rd. becomes FR 5629. Continue west on FR 5629. The road terminates at the site.

Coordinates

44.115658 N
86.412449 W

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About This Campground

Lake Michigan Recreation Area is a four loop campground located on the shoreline to Lake Michigan between Manistee and Ludington. In addition to the 99 single family sites and 3 group sites, the site also boasts a day use area with multiple picnic tables, pavilions and a playground, an ampitheater and an overlook. Arrowhead Trail, which runs through the campground, connects to the wilderness trails that traverse Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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