Pines Point

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The canoe landing is walk-in. This site is popular for tubing on the White River during the summer, with a half-hour float around the peninsula located in the picnic area. This site is quiet and secluded, surrounded by towering white pine.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open May 9 to October 13.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
Rentals & Guides: Canoe Rentals -
  • Hesperia
    • Kellogg Canoe Livery
  • Montague
    • Happy Mohawk Livery
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Parking
Fees Concessionaire Fee - Camping (per night):
  • Single Site: $16.00
  • Double Site: $30.00
  • Group Site: $60.00
Day Use (per person)
  • Per Day: $5.00
  • Extra Vehicle: $8.00
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).
Open Season: May 9
Usage: Light
Best Season: May 25 to September 28
Restrictions: Forest-wide Closures - Camping Camping 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 nude Storing Watercraft
  • Storing, mooring, or leaving a boat or raft over 24 hours.
Parking
  • Parking in violation of posted instructions.
Closest Towns: Hesperia
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: American Land and Leisure - 801 - 226 - 3564
Information Center: Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District (231) 745-4631

General Information

Directions:

From Hesperia -

  • Travel south on M-20 for 1 mile.
  • Turn right and travel west on Garfield Rd. for 5 miles.
  • Turn left and travel south on 168th Ave. for 1.5 miles.
  • 168th Ave. turns into FR 5637.
  • Continue on FR 5637 to the site.

General Notes:

Location - White River, Candidate Wild and Scenic River

Nearby Recreation Areas - 

  • Manistee OHV Trails
    • Cedar Creek Motorsport Trail
  • White River
    • Podunk
    • Sischo Bayou
    • St. Huberts Angler Parking
    • Diamond Point

County - Oceana

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • The campground is gated when closed.
  • The day use area is not gated during the off season.
  • The day use area is not maintained in the winter:
    • Access and/or parking lot are not plowed.
    • Water and/or toilet facilities are not available.

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Amenities -

  • Pedestal Grills
  • Host
  • Lantern Posts
Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation Info All single sites are first come, first served.
No. of Sites Single: 29

RV Camping

Amenities -

  • Pedestal Grills
  • Host
  • Lantern Posts
Reservation Info Group Sites Reservation needed -
  • Mid-May to Mid-September
  • One time reservation fee of $9.00
  • Reservations can be made up to:
    •  Single Sites: 6 months in advance of visit.
    • Group Sites: 1 year in advance of visit.
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance of visit.

Go to: Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.

Hookup - WaterNo
Pavement Type of Parking Asphalt
Vehicle Clearence Medium to High
Size Restrictions 40 Ft. or less
No. of Sites
  • Single: 29
  • Group: 5
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Hookup - SewerNo

Group Camping

Amenities -

  • Pedestal Grills
  • Host
  • Lantern Posts
Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation InfoReservation needed -
  • Mid-May to Mid-September
  • One time reservation fee of $9.00
  • Reservations can be made up to 1 year in advance of visit.
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance of visit.

Go to: Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.

Group ShelterNo
No. of SitesGroup: 5
Group Cooking FacilitiesNo
Hookups - ElectricNo

Fishing

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Picnicking

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Water Activities

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Amenities

Boat ramp Carry-in
Parking 40 vehicle capacity