Sturgeon River Campground is located along the Sturgeon River, near Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness. It provides the outdoor eventurist with several opportunities to get out and see and explore nature at its best.
At a Glance
Open with no services.
No Charge Campsite - Limited Services Provided
The Campground is located next to the Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness and NO motorized vehicles are authorized within the Wilderness boundaries.
Sidnaw, Mi is 6 miles to the south.
From Sidnaw travel east on M-28 1/4 mile, turn left onto FR 2200 and travel 5 miles, the campground will be on the left.
Sturgeon River Campground is located along the Sturgeon River and in the Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness. It provides the outdoor enthusiast with several opportunities to get out and see and explore nature at its best. From Sidnaw travel east on M-28 1/4 mile, turn left onto FR 2200 and travel 5 miles, the campground will be on the left.
No Reservations Taken
Yes in Fire Rings
No. of Sites
No. of Accessible sites
Intermediate to Difficult
River and Stream Fishing
Sturgeon River from Sidnaw travel east on M-28 1/4 mile, turn left onto FR 2200 and travel 5 miles, the campground will be on the left.
Brown Trout & Steelhead
Bank, Wade or Float
Easy to Difficult
North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT). The NCT travels about 116 miles across the Ottawa National Forest from the eastern boundary of the Kenton Ranger District to Copper Peak Ski Hill north of Ironwood, Mi. on the Bessemer Ranger District, including 8 miles that traverses through the McCormick Wilderness. The trail is managed primarily for hiking and backpacking use. Hiking along the North Country Trail is an adventure that spans across a landscape that features streams and waterfalls, rocky escarpments with spectacular views, gently rolling uplands, and pine plains. Fish for trout, bass, perch, walleye, and northern pike in the ponds, lakes, and streams along the trail. Observe wildlife, visit historical sites, and spend the night in shelters or campgrounds along the trail. The trail travels 14.6 miles through or along the Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness and then continues on west for 28.1 miles to US 45 and on west further. The trail is challenging and traverses through areas of very rugged topography and often several miles from the nearest motor vehicle access point. Most stream crossings are without bridges. Trail segments maps are available upon request.
Campfires are permitted, however it is recommended to use a cooking stove. Please leave it as you found it.
Intermediate to Difficult
Sidnaw Creek Trail is a 7.5 mile long trail that travels to the southwestern corner of the Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness. It can be accessed from two different trailheads. To get to the southern trailhead take FR 2200 north out of Sidnaw for approximately 2 1/2 miles, turn left on FR 2224 and travel approximately 1/4 mile to the trailhead. To access the western trailhead take FR 2200 north 2 miles, turn left on FR 2210 and travel approximately 2 1/2 miles to FR 2217 and travel north 1 1/2 miles to the trailhead.
Sturgeon River provides 27 miles of floatable/canoeable river. (East Forest Boundary to North Forest Boundary). Accessible from the Sturgeon River Campground; bridge on FR 2200, which is 5 miles north of Sidnaw, MI; bridge on FR 2270, which is 14 miles north of Sidnaw, MI; and the Pricket Lake Boat launch, Pricket Dam canoe access. Low flow or other hazards deem this river mostly not canoeble any other time during the year due to multiple natural hazards - large, heavy rocks throughout the river, treacherous falls, and rock outcroppings.
Class of rapids
15% Class IV; 50% Class III; 20% Class II; 15% Class I
High Flow period April 15- June 1. Normally high flow can occur during heavy rainfall periods throughout the summer months.