Manistee National Forestwrite a review FR-6661
Custer, MI 49405
GPS: 43.9105, -86.1575
|Last Price Paid:||$0|
|Number of Sites:||6|
Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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20 Rockwood A-Frame A122S
Minneweese would stay here again
“Fall Peace and Quiet”
Reviewed Oct 01, 2017
These sites are situated around Lake Whelan, a 13-acre lake with some fishing available. The sites are level and a couple have pull-through paths for bigger rigs. The Forest Service does a fair job of cleaning up after thoughtless pigs crap on the sites. We came here earlier in the year and saw lots of garbage in the fire rings. This time (late September) it looks like someone had cleaned the fire rings and even raked around site #1. Very nice.
The road back here is a little rough, might get gooey during heavy rains. We were here opening day of bow season and only two other sites were occupied. Very quiet, minimal traffic, no parties. Occasional dirt bikes and ORV's on the main road, no big deal.
The Pere Marquette River is very close and there are some closed fire roads that make for great walking to some abandoned campsites. We spoke to a local who said there used to be many places to drive very close to the river but the Forest Service had to close them due to garbage left in the woods and rutting of roads.
You could fish in the river, but it doesn't look like this section is passable by canoe or kayak.
Yes, we would camp here again, but here in Michigan there are so many places it might be a while!
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about Whelan Lake?
- dry camping
- recreation trail
- fire ring
- pull thru
- restrooms: vault
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