This is the most popular campground on the Pere Marquette River, and is open during the spring and fall fishing seasons. This small, walk-in campground tends to be quiet despite its popularity. There are many opportunities for fishing along the river. The surrounding forest is a mix of white pine and oak. Trails along the river provide access for anglers and short nature walks. Gleason's Landing River Access provides access to the Pere Marquette National Scenic River.
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
This campground is open May 5, 2016 to Oct. 10, 2016. Oct. 11 to May - open, no fees, no services. Reservations recommended from May 5 to Oct. 9.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
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).
Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit.
Summer Weekends, Spring and Fall Fishing Seasons
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
Pere Marquette National Scenic River Corridor; R904-14-14
Highlights - Camping is prohibited, except at designated campgrounds or campsites.