This campground is located on the south side of the lake, with a day use area located on the north side.
In addition to camping, the campground has fishing and swimming. There is a beach and accessible fishing pier available. A wood ramp and stairs lead down to the lake from the campground. A short path along the lake provides access for fishing. This site is one of the locations on the National Forest's for Kids Fishing Day Events for Michigan's Free Fishing Day in early June.
At a Glance
Open May 2 to September 22.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
Concessionaire Fee - Camping (per night):
Single Site: $16.00
Day Use(per person) -
Extra Vehicle: $8.00
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).
May 2 - September 22
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.
American Land and Leisure - (801) 226 - 3564
Baldwin/White Cloud Range Station
From White Cloud -
Travel north on M-37 for 13 miles.
Turn left and travel west on 11 Mile Rd. for 4.25 miles.
The site is located on the right.
Location - North Country National Scenic Trail, Nichols Lake