Dept. Natural Resourceswrite a review Forest Campground Road
Briley, MI 49709
GPS: 45.089, -84.161
|Last Price Paid:||$22|
|Number of Sites:||18|
WhatsNext_OutWest would stay here again
“State Forest campground, rustic, lakeside”
Reviewed Jul 12, 2017
Fee: $13/night plus $9 for out-of-state daily Recreation Passport
Camped Saturday night, 7/8/17
Jackson Lake is a pretty little lake, and the campground has lakeside (& non-lakeside) sites with nice views through the evergreens. Lakeside sites have short paths to the lake, and we were able to put our kayaks in from our site's path. Sites are large and somewhat sandy; some are spaced out and more private. This is a campground that accommodates off-the-road vehicles, with an ORV trail at the end of the campground. There were 2 occupied sites that had four-wheelers, and the campground is right off highway M-33, so there was some noise, but not bothersome.
Lake water was clear and warm, it being a shallow lake. Some campers were fishing from their kayaks. Sites had large picnic tables and a fire ring identical to the one at Hog Island State Forest Campground in the Upper Peninsula.
The two unisex vault toilet houses in our area were clean, had air fresheners and hand sanitizing dispensers.
Old-fashioned hand-pump water pump in our area was disconnected. The other did not work well and took a lot of pumping to get water.
This was a nice campground, and thankfully not even half full for a weekend night. We first stopped at Clear Lake State Park on M-33, and they let us look around the campground before registering. It was jam-packed full of people, with camp sites right next to one another. When self-registering at Jackson Lake campground, there was a sign on the board with amenity fees for Clear Lake State Park, like $2 showers, so I guess campers can go there and shower, get ice, etc.
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