Tippy Dam State Recreation Area

Dept. Natural Resources

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1500 Dilling Rd. Brethren, MI 49619 231-848-4880 Reservations: 800-447-2757 Official Website

GPS: 44.2649, -85.9387

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Overview of Tippy Dam State Recreation Area

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 40

Reservations yes

Elevation 688 ft / 209 m

Max Stay 15

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Tippy Dam State Recreation Area 3 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/7/2018
AT&T 4G
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 9/7/2020
8 reviews
“Tippy Dam”

Reviewed 8/1/2022

Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 36
Overall Rating

Nice small campground in the Huron-Manistee National Forest. Can’t really say there’s a bad site in the CG. Some are slightly larger than others, but all are good size and have tree cover. If you need/want solar access, I would choose a site in the lower numbers. The sites in and closer to the culdesac have thicker tree cover. No wa... more

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XPLOR.AF would stay here again

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Amy G
Amy G
Kalamazoo, MI
4 reviews
“Rustic and Easy”

Reviewed 9/7/2020

Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 37
RV Length: 20' (Travel Trailer)
Overall Rating

Situated on the water in Manistee National Forest. Lots of trees but well-maintained. Loved that our site was spaces away from the others. I would choose site #37 or 38 for the view, space and hiking trails. Our dog loved the location. Site #1 has a beautiful water view and so does the cabin. We could see the eater from our site and we... more

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AT&T 4G

Amy G would stay here again

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6 reviews
“Great rustic campground. Access to the lake and river. ”

Reviewed 7/7/2018

Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 1
Overall Rating

We found this State Forest Campground by accident and it was our good fortune. We stayed in #1 for 3 nights starting on July 5. It was one of fifteen first come, first serve sites in this 40 site campground. DNR has passport and $17 a night. Our site overlooked the lake and had a trail leading to the water. A perfect spot to camp a... more

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AT&T 4G
Verizon 4G

MiRoadtreker 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
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • cabins
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets
  • pets

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