Lake Michigan Recreation Area

Manistee National Forest

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6000 W Forest Trail Rd. Free Soil, MI 49411 231-723-0141 231-775-2421 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 44.1177, -86.4144

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Overview of Lake Michigan Recreation Area

Number of Sites 99

Pad Type asphalt

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally May -October

Elevation 623 ft / 189 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Lake Michigan Recreation Area 3 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Hergy
Chelsea, MI
24' Oliver LEll
Ram 2500
5 reviews
“Beautiful Well Cared For Park”

Reviewed 9/18/2022

Days stayed: 3
Overall Rating

Very large well spaced level sites. Very quiet with few occupants during a mid week September visit with about 50/50 RV/Tent. Almost all sites accommodate a 25’ trailer. Trails from all loops offer an easy walk to the lake. Only Verizon signal was intermittent and accessible with booster on rv

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Verizon

Hergy would stay here again

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

turtlecat8
MI
25' Forest River 2516
Ford Explorer
3 reviews
“Great Experience”

Reviewed 8/26/2020

Nightly rate: $27
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 49
Overall Rating

I've never heard of this campground when I came across on Recreation.gov looking for any openings since all of our state parks were booked this summer. We had a wonderful experience, outside of a noisy neighbor causing issues one night. The site was also very roomy and had lots of hardwood and pine tress surrounding it. The campgro... more

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AT&T

turtlecat8 would stay here again

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Just Me and the Dog
Washington, MI
22' Coachmen Freedom Express
Ford F-150
5 reviews

Reviewed 9/20/2019

Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 3
Overall Rating

The road in is blacktop and a little bumpy in a few spots, also, the campground roads are paved. There are 4 loops for campsites. I saw 2 "Host" sites that both had bagged ice and firewood. Nice and quiet and away from any highways. Pit toilets that were very clean and a couple of water spigots in each camp loop. Most sites are unde... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
Verizon

Just Me and the Dog would stay here again

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

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • boat ramp
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • group sites
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
Pets
  • pets
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