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Camping in Huron-Manistee National Forests


Huron-Manistee National Forests, Michigan

About Huron-Manistee National Forests Camping

Manistee National Forest camping is some of the best the midwest has to offer. You do not need a permit to camp on the National Forests or in designated campgrounds. If your campfire will be on National Forest System lands you will not need a wood permit to cut firewood. Dispersed and Primitive tent camping within the Forests is allowed almost anywhere, unless otherwise posted closed and/or "No Camping".

Recent Reviews Near Huron-Manistee National Forests, Michigan

737 Reviews of 240 Huron-Manistee National Forests, Michigan Campgrounds

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2021

Great RV Park and Campground

We enjoyed our tent camping 4-day experience at this wonderful, clean, & friendly place.

Month of VisitOctober
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2021

Lake Life Camping!

WOW! My first time staying at a private campground vs. state campgrounds and I cannot speak highly enough of this oasis 🤩 There are a lot of seasonal campers who are all friendly, and the office staff are very warm and welcoming. There are not too many kids here, which is great for those of us…

Month of VisitOctober
Phil A.
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2021

It's a mystery

Couldn't find rates on their website.

Website referred me to facebook page.  No rates there either.

Reviewed Sep. 18, 2021

Nice rv park

Nice and quiet. Large lots.

Month of VisitOctober
Korinne K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2021

Beautiful and Tranquil......A MUST!

The campground has a lot to offer. It's tucked away in the perfect spot with plenty of trees to make you feel like you're in the wild yet still a short drive to tourist attractions (like wineries and Fish Town). It does have campsites along the water and if you are lucky to snag one, you've hit…

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Month of VisitOctober
Tara T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2021

Great location in Traverse City

Check in was friendly and professional. The campground is beautiful. So many plants and flowers

We has a elevated firepit patio, malibu lights it was so cool.

Gravel and level sites

Bathroom exceptionally CLEAN

A sliver of a View of Silver Lake from our site

Table Beautiful landscaping…

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Month of VisitOctober
Tara T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2021

Impressive entrance is misleading

Driving in you have a gated section and a regular section.

Class C is not ALLOWED in the gated section. I found that amusing since we have a 2020 Tiffin Wayfarer

Nice office Customer service was fair Laundry room good

Got to our assigned site Really terrible

Went to office Girls didn't know…

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Month of VisitOctober
Nicole D.
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2021

Nice, but rowdy

Large sites on an awesome place to fish and kayak.

It's a shame that the experience was ruined by loud and rowdy campers. They shot fireworks off well into the morning... played loud music and were screaming.

Month of VisitSeptember
Nicole D.
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2021

Pretty average

Pretty average state park with very little to do. It is closeish to Traverse City. Sites were small, bathrooms were clean. Near the Interlocken Center for the arts.

Month of VisitOctober
Nicole D.
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2021

Hovering rangers... saved by the location

We went here with a somewhat large group of people, and reserved about 5 campsites together in anticipation of a trip tubing down the Platte River. We were applying sunscreen when another member of our group showed up. We set the closed bottle of sunscreen on the table next to our camper and…

Month of VisitAugust
Jonathan B.
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2021

Easy peasy

Table, fire ring, metal hanger/post, clean sites. A bit of road noise but otherwise nice and peaceful.

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Month of VisitOctober
Troy L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2021

Good for a 2-day camp.

Great river trail with a decent amount of campsites. We arrived late Friday and most spots were taken. I’d imagine most spots are scoped out earlier in the evening. A lot of people camping/running/hiking. The east side of the river is more hilly but has an abundance of water spots to fill up. The…

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Siteno specific sites.
Month of VisitJune
AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2021

Great sites, short walk to beach

Nice quiet campground when I was there (week after labor day). $27 per tent site. Sites are nice and clean. Bathrooms were basic and clean enough. Short walk to a beautiful beach that you could walk on for miles. There is free, dispersed camping off of different roads around here.

Month of VisitOctober
AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2021

Great spots, close to beach

Great campsite with spacious sites not too close to each other. Sites are close to the beach (3-5 min walk). Vault toilets are to be expected. Quiet at night when I was there. Easy access to hiking trails and Glen Arbor. Would stay again! $20 for basic tent site (non-electric).

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Month of VisitOctober
Tara T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2021

Cedar Campground has the largest sites

Reservations were in Pine Our site was under water

Tanya was kind enough to move us to Cedars

Large sites Camp store in Cedars No WiFi Beechwood had best reception Bathrooms seemed to be closed getting cleaned when I went down

Electric and water ONLY Off premise dump station- approximately 3…

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Month of VisitOctober

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