Beaches & Dunes
Choose from the following to find a site:
There are many recreation sites on the forest that have swimming beaches available. The Forest Service does not staff lifeguards, and swimming is done at your own risk.
Offering many recreation sites with swimming and beaches, the Huron-Manistee offers the most unique and extremely fragile coastal dune ecosystem, not found anywhere else in the world, at the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area.
By clicking on Beachcombing and/or Sand Play above you will be directed to more detailed listings of the available recreation sites listed below that require a recreation or concession day use fee, and some that are open access.
The sites listed below charge a fee. Any sites listed in italics also have drinking water.
Table listing areas that require a recreation or Concession day use fee:
|Parent Location||Recreation Site|
|Corsair Area||Round Lake|
|Sand Lake Day Use|
|Hoist/Reid Lake Areas||Jewell Lake|
|Lake Michigan||Lake Michigan Recreation Area|
|M-55 - Cadillac to Wellston||Sand Lake Recreation Area|
|Pine National Scenic River||Peterson Bridge South|
|Wagner Lake Area||Island Lake|
|Wakeley Lake Area||Kneff Lake|
Look for this sign when you enter the site:
Passes can be paid for at the site by using a fee envelope, located near the bulletin board or can be purchased from a Forest Service Office or vendor. For more information on which passes are available and which pass will best suit your needs during your visit, visit the Passes and Permits section of the website.