French Farm Lake

Dept. Natural Resources

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French Farm Lake Road
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

GPS: 45.764, -84.7684

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 6
Max Stay: 14

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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8 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
AT&T 3G
5bars
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Swix.ing
MI
GMC Sierra / Truck Tent
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 2

Swix.ing would stay here again

“Fee. Quiet. Private. Did I say Free?”

Reviewed Sep 15, 2018

Overall Rating

Stayed here Sept 15. I got the last open site, Which had some garbage laying around which I picked up. A few vehicles came by with boats going to and from the launch on French Farm Lake at the end of the narrow dirt road. Biked to a great little sand beach on Lake Michigan less than a mile away to watch an epic sunset. Coyotes howled f... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 1

OPrice93 would stay here again

“Beautiful spot, quiet”

Reviewed Aug 28, 2018

Overall Rating

This spot is beautiful, we got here at about 5pm and got the last marked spot (there are 6 and you can only stay in those areas). A few vans/RVs driving in and out. We didn’t bother with getting a permit as we stayed one night and we weren’t disturbed. I can imagine that if there had been a lot of rain some vehicles may find it difficu... more

3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Dromomania

17 Chevy G20
5 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 0

Dromomania would stay here again

“Nice lake, quiet nights”

Reviewed Aug 10, 2018

Overall Rating

There are 6 marked sites and 6-8 unoffical sites (meaning they are not numbered sites). There are 2 locals that are set up for the summer. A permit is required, can pick at an office or they will send it via snail mail, not email. Saw a DNR ranger one day for a training day and nothing was said abt my unofficial camp site. Lake is up t... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 1

Mike would stay here again

“Quiet not very level sites but a couple useable”

Reviewed Jul 26, 2018

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truckcamper

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Two Plus Lu

19 Escape 5.0 (formerly 2010 Four Wheel Camper Eagle)
2017 Toyota Tundra
33 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: N/A
“Full :(”

Reviewed Jul 18, 2017

Overall Rating

There are six designated sites and signage indicating to only park in said designated sites, but this place was beyond full on a weekday in mid-July, and there were a lot of people that had made their own space. Many sites looked like people had been there for eons. We were bummed we couldn't get a spot, but we sat down by the lake and... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: ?
“came in at 10p seemed all sites were full”

Reviewed May 29, 2017

Overall Rating

too tired to drive farther so I piggybacked on the last site by the lake, parked and slept in my van, no one was in appearance at the site, although there was a tent placed there so I pulled off the drive and figured if anyone came knocking Id plead tiredness and tell them I was leaving in the morning and just wanted to sleep,,,fortuna... more

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 1

Middle-Aged-Gypsy-Living.com would stay here again

“It was wonderful. Quiet, Private, Woodsy & Lake Access, Excellent Location”

Reviewed May 14, 2017

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Camping here was an amazing treat. The location couldn't have been better. It was quiet and peaceful. You'd occasionally hear the freeway or a ferry boat, but it was pretty rare. And there were no man-made lights to be seen anywhere. Lake-side camping but near enough to basic things you might need. For a more in depth review and ... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Drivin' & Vibin'

16 Fiber Stream
22 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 1

Drivin' & Vibin' would stay here again

“A Boondocking Gem in Michigan”

Reviewed Jun 20, 2016

Overall Rating

French Lake Farm is a real boondocking gem. The spots are huge and private with plenty of shade from surrounding trees. There are firepits in each site and a lake for fishing. Mackinaw City is three miles away from French Farm Lake. We explored the city's many parks and lighthouses. Our 16' TT could easily access the sites, but I... more

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3bars
AT&T 3G
5bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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Boondocking at French Farm Lake – Mackinaw City, Michigan

We’ve had our eyes on French Farm Lake since entering Michigan. There aren’t many free camping options in the state, so when we spotted this one on FreeCampsites.net, we knew it was a must-see. It...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • water access
Pets:
  • pets

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