Michigan Camping Areas

Upper Manistee River - State Forest

The Upper Manistee River State Forest Camping Area is located in northern Michigan and provides visitors with stunning views of the surrounding natural landscapes. The campground is situated near the Manistee River and is surrounded by dense forests, making it an ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts.

There are a variety of nearby points of interest to explore, including the North Country Trail, Jordan River Pathway, and the Pine River Paddlesports Center. Additionally, visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing, hiking, and birdwatching in the area.

The campground offers a range of amenities, including vault toilets, fire rings, and picnic tables. It is a first-come-first-serve campground and has 12 campsites available for use.

An interesting fact about the area is that the Manistee River was once used for logging, and remnants of the old logging camps can still be seen along the riverbanks.

The best time of year to visit the Upper Manistee River State Forest Camping Area is during the summer months, from June to August, when average temperatures range from the mid-60s to mid-70s Fahrenheit. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings and take advantage of the warm weather to explore the nearby points of interest. Get driving directions.


Point of Interest
Caberfae Scenic Overlook

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