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Very nice

Spent a week here over the July 4th holiday. Very nice park, clean, and we'll maintained. Owners lead you to your site and assist getting your rig lined up with water/sewer connections. Great pool, separate area for boat/trailer parking. Very quiet at night.

Way Off the Beaten Path

If you like to get away, this campground may be just what you’re looking for. There are only about 8 sites in the remote location, and they always seem to fill up fast! The location is a fantastic spot to see or hear elk, as well as a great place to fish the Pigeon River.

The road leading into this location is well worn and rutted. The twists and turns will make getting an RV in a fun experience, but you can do it. I’m always amazed at the size of some of the units that make it back there.

This is a secluded, out in the back woods, rustic campground!

Calm and quaint

Small, calm little campground. Some sites are at the lake, little beach, (no pets allowed at the beach). We had a great relaxing stay. Good for stopping, on your way to the UP or else. But since the lake is all private property it lacks the wilderness charm . Still a very nice campground to relax and explore the surrounding spots, Lake Huron Au Sable River…

Very Nice

Nice large sites. Some full hookups, unusual for Michigan state parks that I’ve seen.

This is what you learn to love

This is the best rustic campground you’ll find. Pit toilets, water down the way, fire rings and picnic tables. Good distance between site and clean!!! Love this place!!! Easy access to carp river. Some site back up to river edge. I stayed at 14 which is quiet and is an amazing site.

Small and sweet

Open and not much shade but large sites. Very small beach. It is first come first serve self register and all of the registration sheets were out when we checked it. Though they are one of the few campgrounds along highway 2 with sites available in the later afternoon. Also it is far enough from the highway to not have a lot of highway noise. Pleasant bare bones camping but not my first choice.

Slightly Confusing

We arrived somewhat late on the first night and had a hard time finding a proper area to camp. We eventually popped up a small tent near a hiking trail to avoid getting lost. After some driving around the next morning, we managed to find a quiet spot near the river which was quite relaxing! Hiking around it was clear there were a LOT of tics though so we avoided the trails. I didn’t find many clear areas with safe water to swim in which was disappointing but I will definitely be going back!

Great overnight backpacking

The shingle mill pathway in Pigeon River State Forest was a nice, quiet trail. Went on a Thursday in June and saw 1 other person over 2 days. If you hike about 6 miles the first day, you’ll find a nice dispersed campsite on the west side of grass lake. The only problem with this hike was the insane amount of ticks.

Hidden Gem

Though this area is usually busy, there is plenty of trail to explore here. We found a quaint opening with gorgeous water where the colors complimented each other. A beautiful spot for a quick lunch and as long as no one is across the way, good for a nice dip. Set up a tent and camp at one of the rustic campsites. There are options to drive in and camp. Campsites can be pretty buggy so bring your screens, hats and spray! Awesome backcountry camping spot in a populated area.

Rustic camping dream

Love this campground. Rustic camping! Sites are spaced out, several trails, and a beach to swim at. Only 15-20 minutes form Lake Huron and the lighthouse.

Site 1 only has one neighbor but there is a good distance between. RV 30ft fit perfectly fine with truck.

The kids were able to ride their bikes around without a worry, cement pad.

No water or electric hook up Water pump right across from site 1. Back by site 10 is a path that leads to the beach area.

Ice cream shop on the corner of the street you enter from.

End of May trip, bugs were pretty bad. Bring bug spray.