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Overview of Forks State Forest Campground

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: Michigan Recreation Passport

Number of Sites 9

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 820 ft / 249 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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rachelkiwi asked on 6/29/2022

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Reviews of Forks State Forest Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/28/2020
3 reviews
“too expensive and packed for me! natural location is beautiful”

Reviewed 7/9/2022

Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 5
Overall Rating

The natural features of this campground are lovely: a gentle winding stream with kayakers going by, majestic pines, beautiful setting... but whoever built this campground inexplicably shoved all the sites into a spot fit for really 2 or 3... I've camped my whole almost 40 years of life and never have I been so packed into an area... where you can hear campers in other tents snoring. Yikes! There was plenty of room on the road loop to spread out the sites.

Campers were loud until 2 am. Camping with kids and the aforementioned sardine-like nature of the campground made us leave a night early... even though we had already paid a steep price for a third night. But we couldn't bear to stay another night in those conditions.

Speaking of price.... I've never paid so much money for so little. We normally camp for free-$15. This was $30 a night (for out of state campers, which included the entrance fee) and there was only a pit toilet. All in all, it was the worst camping experience we've ever had, but only because of human engineering and planning. God did a good job at making that spot. Just disappointed! It has so much potential.

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13 reviews

Reviewed 6/28/2020

Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 1
Overall Rating

This state forest campground is on the boardman river which is an excellent trout river. The 9 sites are crammed into an area where there should be about 5, so its tight. Great place depending on your neighbors. It was quiet for us but has the potential to be a party zone. It is first come first served but there are other camps nearby so worth the trip out to get a site. Definitely bring a kayak.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G

T.Ray would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • OHV
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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