The camp is located in a red pine plantation and is available is available throughout the year for hunting, backpacking, biking and general camping. There are no designated sites, however there are fire rings. Proximal to McKinley Landing. The parking lot is designed for trucks with horse trailers. The camp provides easy access to the Shore-to-Shore Horse Trail.
At a Glance
Open May to September. Gated when closed.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
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 - September
April 1 to November 14
Nonmotorized Snow Use
Saddle and Pack Animals
Motorized Over-snow Vehicles
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.
Not for Drinking
Mio Ranger District - 107 McKinley Rd., Mio, MI 48647
From Grayling -
Travel east on M-72 for 30 miles.
Turn left and travel north on M-72/M-33 for .5 miles.
Turn right and travel east on McKinley Dr./CR-F32.
Turn right and travel south on Evans Rd. for .5 miles.
Turn right and travel west on CR-F602 for 2 miles.
Turn right and travel north on FR 4004.
Location - Michigan Shore to Shore Horse Trail
Nearby Recreation Areas -
Au Sable River
Au Sable National Scenic River
County - Oscoda
Seasonal and Other Information -
This site is gated, but not closed:
The Individual/Family camping area is open year-round.