Pine Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Pine Lake Campground Entrance Sign

Pine Lake Campground is located on the shores of beautiful Pine Lake. The east side of the lake is mostly privately owned and has many cabins. The west side is federally owned and is swampy and has been occupied by bald eagles over the years. The beach off the picnic area is shallow for a long distance out and gravel bottomed, and is good for swimming.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open May 9 to October 14.
Operational Hours: Open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, unless otherwise posted.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Parking
Fees Concessionaire Fee - Camping (per night):
  • Single Site: $16.00
Day Use (per vehicle):
  • Per Day:$5.00
  • Extra Vehicle: $6.00
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 8 to September 20
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: Wellston
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: American Land and Leisure - (801) 226 - 3564
Information Center: Manistee Ranger Station (231) 723-2211

General Information

Directions:

From Manistee -

  • Travel east on M-55 for 17 miles.
  • Turn right and travel south on Bosschem Rd./CR-F669 for 1 mile.
  • Turn right and travel west on Pine Lake Rd. for 3 miles.
  • Road terminates at the site.

General Notes:

Location - Udell Hills, Pine Lake

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Pine River, National Scenic River
  • Dorner Lake Day Use Area

County - Manistee

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • This site is not gated during the off season.
  • This site is not maintained in winter:
    • Access road and/or parking lot are not plowed.
    • No water and/or toilet facilities.

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation InfoNo reservations needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
No. of SitesSingle: 12

Fishing

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Picnicking

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Water Activities

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Amenities

Boat ramp Gravel
Parking 8 vehicle capacity