This is the most popular river access on the Pere Marquette, especially on summer weekends and during spring and fall fishing seasons. Gleason's Landing is the end of the Flies Only, Catch and Release section of the river. The landing is small and congestion can be busy on weekend afternoons as users exit the river. The river access is adjacent to Gleason's Landing Campground, a walk-in campground located right on the river. The surrounding forest is a mix of white pine and oak. Trails along the river provide access for anglers and short nature walks.
To download the Pere Marquette River, National Scenic River, brochure, with map, visit the Maps and Publications section of the website or select this link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5180864.pdf. This brochure is set to print on 11 x 17 paper, landscape (wide) orientation. To print on 8 1/2 x 11 paper set the print area to "shrink to printable area", this will make the text on the page smaller.
At a Glance
This site is maintained year-round.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Required Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend.
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).
January 1 - December 31
Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend, Spring and Fall Fishing Seasons
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
Pere Marquette National Scenic River Corridor; R904-14-14
Highlights - Camping is prohibited, except at designated campgrounds or campsites.
Baldwin White Cloud Ranger District - (231) 745-4631