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Scheck's Place State Forest Campground

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State Park

Michigan Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. The Michigan Recreation Passport does not cover local, county, municipal, or metropolitan parks or recreation areas. Learn more: https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/buy-and-apply/rec-pp

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Location

Scheck's Place State Forest Campground is located in Michigan

Detail location of campground

Directions

From town: Go 7 mi S on Williamsburg Rd/CR 605, then 6 mi W on Supply Rd/CR 660 & Brown Bridge Rd.

Coordinates

44.65228721 N
85.45520055 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

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

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

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5 Reviews

J
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2021

Primitive State Forest CG right on the Boardman River

I like the location; very secluded in the State Forest but only a half hour from downtown Traverse City. This facility meets the recreation need of a diverse cross section of Michigan residents. It’s a great home base or overnight camp for canoeists and kayakers (my particular interest). The camp is also used by mountain bikers & gravel riders, ATV riders, anglers, and equestrians (separate camp area). Large wooded sites. Primitive means vault toilets, no power and hand pump water. No reservations — FCFS.

Negatives: can be noisy at times with the ATVs and also large camping groups. But for the most part I’ve found ppl to be respectful. A couple of the sites flooded after an unusually heavy rain today, so I would avoid any site that looks low if rain is expected.

Site 16 is good. High and dry after the rain.

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Month of VisitAugust
Anna B.
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2019

Quiet canoe camping

Rustic campground with access to the Boardman river and many miles of trails in the state forest. Bring cash, no state park workers onsite, honor pay system. Lots of shade and when we were there not busy at all.

Month of VisitJuly
Gemma G.
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2019

Schecks Place-TRAIL CAMP enjoy privacy, the river, horse trails

There are 2 sections of Schecks Place. One is a campground with picnic tables and site numbers.

The other is the trail camp. You drop your money in the box pick a spot of as much space as you want (there is hardly ever a lot of people).

The last 2 times we went there was maybe one or two people with their horses or just passing thru.

There are bathrooms and a well for water. No showers No electric.

The river runs by and is awesome to go tubing down.

There are trails that go through so if you are an equestrian this spot is perfect.

Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Scheck's Place State Forest Campground by Gemma G., April 24, 2019
  • Review photo of Scheck's Place State Forest Campground by Gemma G., April 24, 2019
  • Review photo of Scheck's Place State Forest Campground by Gemma G., April 24, 2019
Gemma G.
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2018

Equestrian Camp

We stayed at the trail camp it is quiet with no hookups. You can take as much space as you need and there is access to the river. We will be going back again next month.

Judy  B.
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2016

Lowland Beauty

This campground is in some lower ground, with a beautiful river running though it. It's fairly wide open, with trees around, but this was great as it made stargazing easy. We were here for a night as we were traveling on the Michigan Shore to Shore Trail, the overall experience was excellent!

  • Review photo of Scheck's Place State Forest Campground by Judy  B., July 15, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

Are fires allowed at Scheck's Place State Forest Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Scheck's Place State Forest Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Scheck's Place State Forest Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Scheck's Place State Forest Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Scheck's Place State Forest Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is good, AT&T is unknown, and T-Mobile is available.