Bigelow Creek feeds into Twinwood Lake next to the campground and creates a good current in the lake. Ice fishing is a very popular on this lake. This beautiful area is forested with white pine and provides ample opportunity for wildlife viewing. Swans frequent the lake, and eagles have historically nested in the area. Waterfowl are plentiful and this is a popular area for hunting and fishing in season.
At a Glance
Managed season is from May 1 to October 31.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
Recreation Enhancement Act Fee -Camping -
Per Night: $10.00
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).
April 1 - November 30
January 1 to December 31
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.
Baldwin White Cloud Ranger District - (231) 745-4631
From White Cloud -
Travel south on M-37 for 5 miles.
Turn left and travel east on 40th St. for .5 miles.
Turn right and travel south on Basswood Rd. for .5 miles.
Turn left and travel east on FR 5448 for .3 miles.
The road terminates at the site.
Location - Twinwood Lake, Bigelow Creek
Nearby Recreation Areas -
North Country National Scenic Trail
40th St. Trailhead
County - Newaygo
Seasonal and Other Information -
This site is not gated during the off season.
This site is partially maintained in winter:
Access road and/or parking lot are plowed.
No toile facilities are available.
Camping & Cabins
No reservation needed. All sites are first come, first served.
No. of Sites
Lake and Pond Fishing
Bass, Blue Gill
Pole, Tip-up, Spearing
Boating - Motorized
0 - 25 Feet
Type of Craft
Fishing Boats, Bass Boats, Dinghies, Electric Boats, Flat Boats, Jon Boats