Sawdust Hole River Access

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Manistee National Recreation River

Lumber operations and river log drives of the 1800s abandoned many logs in the river. In the early 1900s salvage operations retrieved the abandoned logs which were then milled at the site. The original name of the site, Sawdust Pile, comes from the sawdust piles that used to be found near the sawmills. The sawdust flats were large open fields on the north side of the river were sawdust was piled until it was removed. There are multiple foot paths down to the river from the camping area. The North Country National Scenic Trail passes below and west of the site.

Brochure with map:

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Managed Season starts Apr. 1, 2016 and ends Dec. 1, 2016. This site is gated when closed.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
Fees Recreation Enhancement Act Fee - Day Use -
  • Day: $5.00
  • Week: $15.00
Permit Info: Special Use Permit -
  • No special use permit is required for individuals or small groups (74 people or less).
  • Permits are required for commercial, event or large groups (75 people or more).
Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit.
Open Season: April 1
Usage: Light
Best Season: January 1 to December 31
Busiest Season: May to October
Restrictions: As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors. These rules are available to you on-line or at any office of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. Please take time to read and understand them. General Topic orders apply across the Forests. Applicable Orders -
  • Motorized Vehicle Use of Roads, Trails and Off-road Areas; R904-14-02
  • Occupancy and Use - Developed Recreation Areas, Dispersed Areas, Being Publicly Nude, Marine Prohibitions, Parking and Sanitation; R904-14-03
Closest Towns: Brethren
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Cadillac Manistee Ranger District - (231) 723-2211
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General Information

Directions:

From Manistee -

  • Travel east on M-55 for 15 miles.
  • Turn left and travel north on High Bridge Rd. for 6 miles.
  • Turn right and travel east on Coates Hwy. for 3.5 miles.
  • Turn right and travel south on Dilling Rd. for 2 miles.
  • Turn right and travel north on FR 8799 to the site entrance.

General Notes:

Location -   Manistee National Recreation River

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • North Country National Scenic Trail       

County -   Manistee    


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Reservation InfoNo reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
No. of SitesSingle: 8

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