About Michigan's State Forest Campgrounds

rustic cabinIf you are looking for a rustic camping experience,with plenty of space between camp sites, Michigan's more than 130 state forest campgrounds are for you. 

Located throughout Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula, the state forest campgrounds provide over 3,000 campsites in the nearly 4-million acres of state forest. 

State Forest CampingEvery campground is located on a river or lake, providing excellent access to fishing, boating and canoeing/kayaking. More than 60 campgrounds have nearby pathways for non-motorized trail recreation, such as hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature observation. The campgrounds also are the base for other recreation opportunities including picnicking, mushroom gathering, berry picking, cross-country skiing and hunting.

Accommodations range from 5 to 50 campsites, with group sites available. All campgrounds have vault toilets and potable water from hand pumps. Some sites are so remote they can only be reached by a determined hike through picturesque woods or by paddling down a scenic river course. This kind of camping is for those who really want a connection with nature, and rest assured, you'll get a great connection here!