Lake Margrethe State Forest Campground

Dept. Natural Resources

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5505 Morey Highway Grayling, MI 49738 989-348-7068 Reservations: 800-447-2757 Official Website

GPS: 44.6559, -84.816

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Overview of Lake Margrethe 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
Reserveable May - September; open year-round.

Number of Sites 37

Pad Type grass

Reservations yes

Elevation 1,115 ft / 339 m

Max Stay 15

Max Length 30 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/20/2020
1 review
“It was great”

Reviewed 9/6/2020

Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 17
Overall Rating

First night was amazing because there weren’t many people around us. Next 2 nights were louder but still good. We were right on the lake with our own private beach area.

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2bars
Verizon 3G

Danielle would stay here again

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6 reviews
“Nice lake state forest campground”

Reviewed 6/20/2020

Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 28
Overall Rating

We got the only site remaining, was not ideal, but was a decent interior site. Some interior sites had some boggy standing water areas near them (including 28, which was also right next to one of the 3 sets of decently clean pit toilet outhouses); some boggy area sites were closed. Upon arrival, check the board at entrance for undated site availability, drop payment in post. Bear and cubs walked nearby. One of 4 michigan state forest campgrounds that take reservations. Enclosed pit toilets, water pump, trash bins. The open tent sites were along the lake - short walk to vehicle. Clear lake water, limit fish intake due to PFAS chemical in water from military base, don’t touch white lakeshore foam, say ok to swim. Boat ramp.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
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1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

ObjTruthMatters would stay here again

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noted 10/4/2019

37 rustic sites located on Lake Margrethe appropriate for small tents to medium trailers. Sites 1, 2, 3, 29, 30, 31, and 32 are walk-in tent sites. All sites are reservable.

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
Pets
  • pets

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