White River Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The White River runs through this area and there are several campgrounds and boat launches associated with the river.

The White River Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area has several acres of habitat for the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Fees No Fee
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: January 1
Restrictions: Forest-wide Closures - Camping in dispersed areas:
  • Camping within two hundred (200) feet of any body of water, except at designated sites.
  • Camping in an area which is posted closed and/or no camping.
  • Camping within 450 feet of developed recreation areas.
Being publicly nude. Storing Watercraft
  • Storing, mooring, or leaving a boat or raft over 24 hours.
  • Parking in violation of posted instructions.
Operated By: Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District - (231) 745-4631

General Information

General Notes:

Location - White River, Candidate Wild and Scenic River

Acreage - 6,900

County - Oceana, Muskegon



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Water/Flow Leveln/a
Water TemperatureCold

Boating - Non-Motorized

Boating is available on the White National Wild and Scenic Candidate Study River.

Size RestrictionsNone
Class of Rapids0
Type of CraftCanoe, Kayak, Raft