Highbank Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

This campground is located on the 20-acre Highbank Lake, which is completely surrounded by National Forest System land. This is a popular campground for anglers and hikers. The beach is very swim friendly, shallow with a sandy bottom.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open May 2 to September 14.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp
Fees Concessionaire Fee - Camping (per night):
  • Single Site: $16.00
Day Use (per person):
  • 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 2 - Sept 14
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: May 15 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: Bitely
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: American Land and Leisure - (801) 226-3564
Information Center:

Baldwin/White Cloud Range Station

(231) 745-4631

General Information

Directions:

From Baldwin -

  • Travel south on M-37 for 9 miles.
  • Turn right and travel west on 15 Mile Rd. for .5 miles.
  • Turn right and travel northwest on Roosevelt Rd. for 1.5 miles.
  • Turn left and travel west on FR 5561 until road terminates at the site.

General Notes:

Location - Highbanks Lake

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • North Country National Scenic Trail
  • Sawkaw Lake

County - Newaygo

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • Gated when closed.

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Amenities -

  • Swimming beach/area
  • Lantern Posts
Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
No. of SitesSingle: 9

RV Camping

Reservation InfoNo reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
Hookup - WaterNo
Vehicle ClearenceLow - Medium
Size Restrictions20 Ft. or Less
No. of SitesSingle: 9
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingDirt/Gravel
Hookup - SewerNo

Fishing

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Water Activities

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Amenities

Boat ramp Carry-in