Walkup Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This campground is located on Walkup Lake.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Managed Season starts May 1, 2016 and ends Oct. 31, 2016.
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).
Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit.
Open Season: January 1
Usage: Light
Best Season: January 1 to December 31
Busiest Season: May 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: Bitely
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Baldwin White Cloud Ranger District - 650 N. Michigan Ave. PO Box D, Baldwin, MI 49304
Information Center:

General Information


From Baldwin -

  • Travel south on M-37 for 10 miles.
  • Turn right and travel west on 14 Mile Rd. for 1 mile.
  • Turn left and travel south on Bingham Rd. for .5 miles.
  • Turn right and travel west on Cleveland Dr. for 2.5 miles.
  • The site is located on the right.

General Notes:

Location - Walkup Lake

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • North Country National Scenic Trail
    • Nichols Lake North
    • Nichols Lake South Campground 

County - Newaygo

Seasonal an 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 facilieties available.


Camping & Cabins

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RV Camping

Reservation InfoNo reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
Hookup - WaterNo
Vehicle ClearenceHigh
Size Restrictions35 Ft. or Less
No. of SitesSingle: 12
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingDirt/Gravel
Hookup - SewerNo

Campground Camping

Amenities -

  • Trash Can
  • Lantern Posts
Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
No. of SitesSingle: 12


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Water Activities

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Boat ramp Gravel
Parking 7 vehicle capacity