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Private Campgrounds

Private campgrounds, two state parks and 12 state forest campgrounds are available nearby.


STATE PARKS

Wherever you are in Michigan, you are never more than an hour from one of Michigan’s 96 state park or recreation areas. Two of Michigan’s finest state parks are located near Grayling. Reservations are recommended. www.midnrreservations.com or call 800-447-2757

Hartwick Pines State Park

Rt. E Box 3840, Grayling MI 49738, phone (989)348-7068. Hartwick Pines State Park features one of the remaining tracts of “old growth” forest in the Midwest, the Michigan Forest Visitor Center and a logging camp museum. The 9,762 acre park also offers hiking, mountain bike trails and fishing opportunities on two inland lakes and the East Branch of the AuSable River. Take I-75 North of Grayling and go east on M-93 two miles.

N. Higgins Lake State Park

11252 N. Higgins Lake Dr., Roscommon, MI 48653, (989)821-6125. North Higgins Lake State Park offers a glimpse of Michigan’s history, featuring a Civilian Conservation Corps museum and a self-guided nature trail through a state forest nursery area dating back to 1903. The park also has a shallow swimming area appropriate for families with young children. Boat rental is available. From I-75 take exit 244 and go left six miles. From US-27, take the Military Road exit and follow sign to the park.


STATE FOREST CAMPGROUNDS

Michigan boasts over 150 State Forest Campgrounds. Twelve sites are located near Grayling. Daily fees range: $15 to $20. Pay by check payable to the State of Michigan and deposit in the “fee collection pipe”. In order to camp at state forest campgrounds or access boat and canoe landings you must have a “Michigan Recreation Passport”. Those are available at state parks, when renewing Michigan car registrations or when paying for the campsite.

Shupac Lake: 30 sites, boating, swimming, fishing, special regulations on boat motors. 2 miles N. of Lovells via Twin Bridge Rd.

Jones Lake: 42 sites, boating, swimming, fishing, ramp for small boats. 9 miles E of Frederic via Co. Rd. 612.

Upper Manistee River: 30 sites, 10 walk-in sites, canoeing, fishing ground camping for canoeists. 6.5 miles W. of Frederic via Co. Rd. 612.

Manistee River Bridge: 23 sites, canoeing, good trout fishing, canoe access. 8 miles W. of Grayling via M-72.

Lake Margrethe: 37 sites, swimming, fishing, boat ramp & parking 5 miles W. of Grayling via M-72. Some of the campsites are available for reservation. www.midnrreservations.com or call 800-447-2757

AuSable River Canoe Camp: Day Use and canoe access campsites only, fishing, AuSable River. 7 miles E. of Grayling via North Down River Rd., & Headquarters Rd.

Burton’s Landing: 12 sites, canoeing, fishing on AuSable River, canoe access. 4.5 miles E. of Grayling via M-72 & Burton’s Landing Rd.

Keystone Landing: 18 sites, canoeing, fishing on AuSable River, canoe access. 6 miles E. of Grayling via M-72 and Keystone Landing Rd.

Canoe Harbor: 44 sites, canoeing, fishing on AuSable S. Branch, 10 canoe group campsites, Mason Trail Pathway. 15 miles SE of Grayling via M-72.

White Pine Canoe Camp: Canoe access campsites only, fishing on AuSable River 12 miles E. of Grayling via M-72 & McMaster’s Bridge Rd.

Rainbow Bend: 6 sites, canoeing, fishing on AuSable River, canoe access, canoe group camping sites. 15 miles E. of Grayling via M-72 and McMasters Bridge Rd.

Parmalee Bridge, 4 Mile Trail Camp: 50 sites, horse camp on Michigan Shore to Shore Riding Hiking Trail. From I-75 and Four Mile rd. interchange, E. on Four Mile Rd. 4 miles, turn S. into camp.

camping, photographer Patrick Shepherd

camping, photographer Patrick Shepherd

Upcoming Events
  1. Amanda Kari performance

    September 4 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  2. 12 & 24 Hours of Hanson Hills Mountain Bike Race

    September 6 - 7
  3. AuSable River Annual Fall Cleanup

    September 6 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  4. Riverhouse 5k

    September 13 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  5. Ramble Through the Pines Benefit walk

    September 13 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  6. An Evening at the Logging Camp

    September 13 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  7. Frankie Valli Tribute Show

    September 13 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  8. Fall Folk Arts Festival

    September 20 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  9. Historic Cannon Firing Competition

    September 27 @ 9:00 AM - September 28 @ 12:00 PM
  10. GPA Arts & Crafts Show

    October 4 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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