Sand Lake Recreation Area is the only public access on this lake. The ownership around the lake is primarily private. The beach is sandy and clean, but further out the lake bottom becomes mucky. The lake is mostly shallow, with a few deeper areas. The campsites are open within the wooded area.
This campground is open May 5, 2016 to Sept. 11, 2016. Campground gated when closed. Reservations needed May 5 to Sept. 11.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Concessionaire Fee - Camping (per night):
Single Site: $21.00
Double Site: $42.00
Day Use(per person) -
Per Season: $55.00
Group (1 - 45 people): $55.00
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).
Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit.
May 8 to September 20
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
Wellston, Irons, Dublin
Cadillac Manistee Ranger District - 412 Red Apple Rd., Manistee, MI 49660