Seaton Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Seaton Creek Campground - entrance sign

Seaton Creek Campground is adjacent to Seaton Creek at the upper end of the backwater of Hodenpyl Dam Pond on the Manistee River. The forest surrounding the campground is mostly pine and the sites are rustic. Kayakers may access the campground by traveling up the very shallow Seaton Creek, however canoeing is not recommended.  There is a connector trail to the Manistee River Trail from this site. The North Country National Scenic Trail can be reached by crossing the suspension bridge over the Manistee River.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open May 9 to September 15.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees Concessionaire Fee - Camping (per night):
  • Single Site: $16.00
  • Double Site: $25.00
Day Use (per vehicle):
  • Per Day:$4.00
  • Extra Vehicle: $6.00
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: May 9
Usage: Light
Best Season: May 8 to September 20
Busiest Season: June to September
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
  • Parking in violation of posted instructions.
Closest Towns: Mesick
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: American Land and Leisure - (801) 226 - 3564
Information Center: Cadillac/Manistee Ranger District (231) 723-2211

General Information

Directions:

From Mesick -

  • Travel south on M-37 for 4.5 miles.
  • Turn right and travel west on 26 Mile Rd. for 3 miles.
  • At the fork veer right.
  • Turn right and travel north on FR 5993 for .4 miles into the campground.

General Notes:

Location - Seaton Creek, Manistee River, Hodenpyl Dam

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Manistee River Trail
  • Upper Branch Trailhead
  • North Country National Scenic Trail

County - Wexford

Seasonal and 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 facilities are available.

 


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Hiking

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Day Hiking

Backpacking

A 23-mile loop trail is formed with the Manistee River Trail along the Manistee River.  The loop trail can be accessed from the Marilla and Upper Branch Trailheads for the North Country National Scenic Trail and the Red Bridge and Seaton Creek accesses for the Manistee River Trail.


Picnicking

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Amenities

Parking 10 vehicle capacity