Seaton Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Seaton Creek Campground

Seaton Creek Campground is adjacent to Seaton Creek at the upper end of the backwater of Hodenpyl Dam Pond on the Manistee River. The forest surrounding the campground is mostly pine and the sites are rustic. Kayakers may access the campground by traveling up the very shallow Seaton Creek, however canoeing is not recommended.  There is a connector trail to the Manistee River Trail from this site. The North Country National Scenic Trail can be reached by crossing the suspension bridge over the Manistee River.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This campground is open May 5, 2016 to Sept. 11, 2016. Open, no fees, no services from Sept. 12 to May, 2017.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees 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
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).
Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit.
Open Season: May 5
Usage: Light
Best Season: May 8 to September 20
Busiest Season: June to September
Restrictions: As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors. These rules are available to you on-line or at any office of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. Please take time to read and understand them. General Topic orders apply across the Forests. Applicable Orders -
  • Motorized Vehicle Use of Roads, Trails and Off-road Areas; R904-14-02
  • Occupancy and Use - Developed Recreation Areas, Dispersed Areas, Being Publicly Nude, Marine Prohibitions, Parking and Sanitation; R904-14-03
Closest Towns: Mesick
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: American Land and Leisure - (801) 226 - 3564
Information Center:

General Information


From Mesick -

  • Travel south on M-37 for 4.5 miles.
  • Turn right and travel west on 26 Mile Rd. for 3 miles.
  • At the fork veer right.
  • Turn right and travel north on FR 5993 for .4 miles into the campground.

General Notes:

Location - Seaton Creek, Manistee River, Hodenpyl Dam

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Manistee River Trail
  • Upper Branch Trailhead
  • North Country National Scenic Trail

County - Wexford


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
No. of SitesSingle: 17


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Parking 10 vehicle capacity