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Peterson Bridge

7 Reviews


National Forest

Huron-Manistee National Forests


Peterson Bridge Campground is located on the Pine River in Michigan___s Manistee National Forest. The location on the river makes it ideal for canoeists and those looking to experience the adventure of this swift moving river.


With access to the river so close, floating the Pine River is a popular activity at Peterson Bridge. Several locations near the campground offer canoe rentals. Supporting outstanding trout fishing, the Pine River is also a ___Blue Ribbon___ cold-water fishery. For State Fishing Regulations consult the Michigan Department of Natural Resources website, website http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/.


The facility offers several tent sites which are walk-in only. Those tent sites on the river bank can also be accessed from the river. In addition, the facility offers RV sites with many of the sites at this facility offering shade and seclusion.

Natural Features

The Pine River is well known as one of the most outstanding canoeing and trout fishing rivers in the Midwest. The river gradient is 7% and, depending upon the season, offers the fasted average flow of any river in lower Michigan. The lower 26 miles of the Pine River have been designated a National Wild and Scenic River.

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

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Site Types

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


For Campers

  • Trash
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets

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  • Sanitary Dump
  • Big Rig Friendly

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7 Reviews

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2023

Nice Rustic Campground

The drive-in sites are all paved. Some sites are close to the next site but there is a reasonable amount of vegetation between the sites, so they are somewhat secluded. The main restroom has electricity. There is no internet service with Verizon. Occasional texts came through. Unfortunately, you can hear the traffic on US 37. The reservation site shows the camp sites in completely the wrong locations.

Month of VisitNovember
Shelby S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2022

Very clean, Friendly host

The host greeted us the second we got there. He informed us they had a bear with cubs in the area. We never saw them but something to keep in mind. It’s a very nice, clean campground. The drive in sites are pretty small but nice. Drop toilets are clean. They also have one building with flush toilets. No showers. (That I saw anyways.)

Month of VisitJuly
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2020

Great access for out oft owners going to sleeping bear!

We stayed at this campground very last minute.  We decided the day before to go up to sleeping bear dunes for the weekend, and all the reservations across western Michigan were full, so we picked this one to try first come first served, and got lucky!  Only 45-60 min from Sleeping Bear Dunes.  Perfect for people coming from Southern Michigan wanting to beat traffic at the end of the weekend!


Peterson Bridge is located in Michigan

Detail location of campground


Please note: Peterson Bridge Campground is located on Highway 3T at Pine River Bridge, South of Highway 55. From Baldwin, MI: Take State Rt. 37 north about 21 miles to campground sign (just before Pine River bridge). Turn right into campground. From the north: follow M-37 south 1.5 miles from its junction with M-55. Turn left into the area after crossing the bridge over the Pine River. From the south: follow M-37 north 21.5 miles from Baldwin. Turn right into the area prior to crossing the bridge over the Pine River.


Highway 3T @ Pine River Bridge, South of Highway 55
Wellston, MI 49689


44.2041667 N
85.7961111 W

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