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Sand Lake Campground - Manistee National Forest

4 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Huron-Manistee National Forests

Sand Lake Campground is situated on the scenic shores of Sand Lake and provides a selection of sites shaded by a mixed hardwood forest. Just beyond the trees is a well-loved, sandy swimming beach. The campground is located 15 minutes from the Pine National Scenic River and several other lakes. The…

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  • WiFi
  • Verizon
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Site Types

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


For Campers

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

For Vehicles

  • Big Rig Friendly


4 Reviews of Sand Lake Campground - Manistee National Forest

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Reviewed Jul. 12, 2020

Perfect Getaway!

Sand Lake is a really nice, well kept campground. Beautiful area, nice beach on a clean lake, and spacious campsites. It’s only about a 30 minute trip to Lake Michigan if you wanted to spend a day on a beach there. The folks working there were super friendly and helpful!

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2018

Beautiful overlook

Beautiful spot between Sharon and Rainbow Jim’s bridge.

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John W.
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2016

Great family vacation spot

Sand Lake is a quiet wooded campground. Most of the sites have a good amount of trees between them, but there is a loop with fewer trees that is ideal for a group/family camp trip. The lake is clean and quiet for the most part, although there are usually a couple of motorized boats out on weekends.…

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Sand Lake Campground - Manistee National Forest is located in Michigan


From Wellston, MI, take Seaman Road 3.9 miles south through Dublin. Just beyond the grocery store, turn right and stay on Seaman Road. Go 0.5 miles to Sand Lake Road (Forest Road 5728) and the campground sign. Turn right onto Sand Lake Road and go 0.6 miles to the campground.


44.1666537 N
85.93365755 W

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