This location marks the start of the permitted portion of the River. The parking area for this landing is located on a hill above the landing, which requires a walk up from the area. This stretch of the river is narrow.
Brochure and Map: 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.
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).
Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit.
January 1 to December 31
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
Pine National Scenic River Corridor; R904-14-12
Highlights - Camping is prohibited, except at designated campgrounds or campsites.
Cadillac Manistee Ranger District - (231) 723-2211
Turn right and travel west on 48 Rd. for .5 miles.
Turn left and travel south on 11 1/4 Rd. for 2.5 miles.
The entrance is on the right. GPS Coordinates - X: -85.709878 Y:44.152613
Location - Pine National Scenic River
Nearby Recreation Areas -
County - Lake
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 toilet facilities are available.
River and Stream Fishing
National Scenic River
Blue Ribbon Coldwater Stream
Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Boat, Shore, Wade
No reservations needed. All sites are first come, first served.
No. of Sites
Boating - Non-Motorized
Canoeing and kayaking are the primary activities on this river, with much of the appeal being the fast water and light rapids. The Pine River has a river gradient of 7% and offers the fastest average flow of any river in lower Michigan.