Twinwood Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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

Current Conditions: Managed Season starts May 1, 2016 and ends Oct. 31, 2016. Winter Maintenance: This site is plowed, but there is no other maintenance during the winter months - no toilet facilties or water are available.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Parking
Fees Recreation Enhancement Act Fee - Camping -
  • Per Night: $10.00
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: January 1
Usage: Light
Best Season: January 1 to December 31
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 in violation of posted instructions.
Closest Towns: White Cloud
Water: None
Restroom: Pit
Operated By: Baldwin White Cloud Ranger District - (231) 745-4631

General Information


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.

General Notes:

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

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Campground Camping

Amenities -

  • Trash Can
  • Picnic Table
  • Lantern Posts
Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed. All sites are first come, first served.
No. of SitesSingle: 5


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Water Activities

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Boat ramp Gravel
Parking 8 vehicle capacity - with trailers