Located up the hill from Bowman Bridge Boat Landing, the campground also has a connector trail for the North Country National Scenic Trail. A tornado went through the area several years ago. Visitors to the site can see the beginning stages of natural recovery from the tornado swath. There will be plantings within the campground in the future to facilitate recovery from the tornado.
To download the Pere Marquette River, National Scenic River, brochure, with map, visit the Maps and Publications section of the website or select this link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5180864.pdf. This brochure is set to print on 11 x 17 paper, landscape (wide) orientation. To print on 8 1/2 x 11 paper set the print area to "shrink to printable area", this will make the text on the page smaller.
At a Glance
Open May 9 to October 14. Gated when closed.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply. Watercraft hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rentals & Guides:
Canoe Rentals -
Baldwin Canoe Rental
Ivan's Canoe Rental
Concessionaire Fee - Camping (per night):
Single Site: $16.00
Double Site: $30.00
Group Site: $60.00
Day Use (per vehicle) -
Per Day: $6.00
Reservation Fee-Camping -
Per Reservation: $9.00
Watercraft Permits -
Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information.
Watercraft Permit -
Required Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend.
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).
May 15 to October 28
Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend
Forest-wide Closures - CampingCamping in Developed Recreation Areas
Camping in a developed campground for a period longer than 14 consecutive days unless posted otherwise.
Entering or being in a developed recreation site or portion thereof when posted CLOSED.
Entering or remaining in a campground between 10 PM and 6 AM when posted - except for properly registered campers.
Using a developed campsite by more than eight (8) people on a single unit or by more than sixteen (16) people on a double site.
Parking or leaving a vehicle in violation of posted instructions, including the use of a handicap-parking site without a valid state permit properly displayed.
Parking a vehicle outside the parking space assigned to one's own camp unit or other designated parking area.
Occupying a developed campsite by parking more than one camper, trailer, or motor home (RV) on a single unit site. Parking more than two camping vehicles or camping trailers on a double unit site or exceeding limits to group sites unless otherwise posted.
Parking, possessing, or leaving more than two vehicles per single unit camp site or four vehicles per double unit sites, except bicycles, motorcycles, or ATV's on trailers, unless posted otherwise.
Being publicly nudeStoring Watercraft
Storing, mooring, or leaving a boat or raft over 24 hours.
Parking in violation of posted instructions.
American Land and Leisure - (801) 226-3564
Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District
From Baldwin -
Travel west on 52nd St./56th St./Carr's Rd. for 5 miles.
The entrance is located on the right.
Location - Pere Marquette National Scenic River, North Country National Scenic Trail
Nearby Recreation Areas -
Bowman Lake Campground
Rosebush Angler Access
County - Lake
Seasonal and Other Information -
Gated when closed.
Camping & Cabins
Trail - landing to campground
Reservation needed -
Mid-May to Mid-September
One time reservation fee of $9.00
Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance of visit.
Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance of visit.