Pine River Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This is a popular campground during fishing season. Recreation opportunities include hunting, picnicking, mushroom gathering and berry picking. The picnic shelter is a Civilian Conservation Corps construction from the mid 1940's.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Managed Season starts May 15, 2016 and ends Nov. 18, 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.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees Recreation Enhancement Act Fee - Camping -
  • Per Night: $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).
Open Season: May 15 - November 18
Usage: Light
Best Season: May 15 to September 13
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 in violation of posted instructions.
Closest Towns: Mikado, Glennie
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Huron Shores Ranger Station - (989) 739-0728
Information Center: Huron Shores Ranger Station (989) 739-0728

General Information


From Oscoda -

  • Travel north on CR-F41 for 13.2 miles.
  • Turn left and travel west on CR-F30 for 8.5 miles.
  • Turn left and travel south on Rearing Pond Trail/Forest Rd. 4121 for 3 miles.

General Notes:

Location - South Branch Pine River

Nearby Recreation Areas - 

  • Reid Lake Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area

County - Alcona

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • Gated when closed.


Camping & Cabins

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RV Camping

Recreation areas with activity RV Camping:

Amenities -

  • Hand Pump
  • Pedestal Grills
  • Lantern Posts
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed. All sites are first come, first served.
Hookup - WaterNo
Vehicle ClearenceHigh
Size Restrictions25 Ft. or Less
No. of SitesSingle: 11
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingAsphalt
Hookup - SewerNo

Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed. All sites are first come, first served.
No. of SitesSingle: 11


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Parking 5 vehicle capacity