This campground is located on the west end of Lake Mitchell near Cadillac. The lake is 1,600 acres and nearly surrounded by residences. The west end of the lake is marshy and good for wildlife viewing. The lake is not good for swimming at this end, due to milfoil and other plants.
At a Glance
Open from May 9 to September 15.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Concessionaire Fee - Camping (per night):
Single Site: $16.00
Double Site: $25.00
Day Use (per vehicle):
Per Day: $5.00
Extra Vehicle: $6.00/vehicle
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 9 - September 15
May 8 to September 14
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
Manistee Ranger Station
From Cadillac -
Travel west on M-55 for 1.3 miles.
Turn right and travel north on S. Mitchell Lake Dr. for 1.4 miles.
Location - Caberfae Area, Lake Mitchell
Nearby Recreation Areas -
Briar Hills Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area
Caberfae Scenic Overlook
MacKenzie Cross-Country Ski and Mountain Bike Trail