LAKE MICHIGAN AT MANISTEE, MI

Lake Michigan Campground is perched on the shores of Lake Michigan, 15 miles south of Manistee. The area creates an incredible setting with a scenic overlook of the lake and a sandy swimming beach. This family campground provides an array of hiking and biking trails, plus swimming...
Status: Open through Wed Oct 08 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Be sure to reserve a site that will accommodate your equipment. The site you reserve is your site. You may not move to another site.
  • This campground has first-come, first-serve sites
  • Group sites are for tent camping only
  • No electric hookups available
  • Limit 1 vehicle per site; a daily fee will be charged for extra vehicles
  • Click here for more information on Huron-Manistee National Forests
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit dontmovefirewood.org for more information.
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Lake Michigan Campground is perched on the shores of Lake Michigan, 15 miles south of Manistee. The area creates an incredible setting with a scenic overlook of the lake and a sandy swimming beach. This family campground provides an array of hiking and biking trails, plus swimming, fishing and kayaking.

Natural Features:

The recreation area sits on the eastern banks of Lake Michigan along Porter Creek, due north of Hamlin Lake. As the second largest of the five Great Lakes, Lake Michigan provides stunning views and limitless options for water recreation. It covers a whopping 22,400 square miles and ranks as the fifth largest lake in the world.

The Huron-Manistee National Forests encompass nearly a million acres of public protected land. Nearly 6,000 acres is wetlands that extend over the northern portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

Recreation:

A hardwood forest gives way to a beautiful sandy beach at the shores of the lake with a playground for younger campers. Trout fishing in Lake Michigan is another big draw.

Bird watchers delight in seeing unique species like the piping plover and prairie warbler.

The Arrowhead Trail, a short loop trail created by Boy Scouts, forms a loop between the campground and the beach. A trailhead for the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area is also within the recreation area.

Facilities:

An amphitheater offers educational programs throughout the peak season. Other amenities include flush and vault toilets, beach access and an overlook deck. Campsites are equipped with picnic tables and pedestal grills.

Group campsites can each accommodate a maximum of 50 guests.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area has abundant trails for hiking and backpacking.

Booking Window

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sun Sep 21 2014 - Thu Sep 17 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sun Sep 21 2014 - Tue Mar 17 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Mon Sep 15 2014 Wed Oct 08 2014
Peak Thu May 07 2015 Sun Sep 13 2015
Walk In Mon Sep 14 2015 Sun Oct 11 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
Fees for the Group Sites are as follows, $50/night for up to 25 occupants and $65/night for 26-50 occupants.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
Sep 15 2014 -
Oct 08 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $21.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $50.00
Peak Season
May 07 2015 -
Sep 13 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $21.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $50.00
Walk In Season
Sep 14 2015 -
Oct 11 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $21.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $50.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.11917, -86.4275
44°7'9"N, 86°25'39"W

From the north, take US-31 south 10 miles from its junction with M-55 in Manistee, then right on Forest Trail Road (FS 5629) for 8 miles to the site.

From the south, take US-31 north 11.5 miles from its junction with US-10 at Scottville, then left onto Forest Trail Road (FS 5629) for 8 miles the site.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

LAKE MICHIGAN AT MANISTEE
LOWER PENNISULA
  MI 

Phone Number:

Information:  (231)723-0141