Camping & Cabins

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The Least You Need to Know About Camping

  • Check with your local ranger district for current site conditions, closures, and other important considerations before traveling.
  • You do not need to pay a fee or obtain a permit to dispersed camp (outside of a designated campground) on the Huron-Manistee National Forests. 
  • Dispersed and Primitive tent camping within the Forests is allowed almost anywhere, unless otherwise posted closed and/or "No Camping".  There is no dispersed camping within 200’ ft of a river, lake, stream, or other body of water. 
  • Developed campgrounds usually provide bathrooms, fire rings and picnic tables, and may provide other amenities.   
  • Developed campgrounds most likely charge a fee, and several campgrounds require or recommend a reservation.  Reservations can be made on  
  • You can gather firewood for a campfire on-forest without a wood permit to cut firewood.  Buy or collect firewood locally to prevent the spread of insects and disease. 
  • Before having a campfire, check to make sure there are no fire restrictions in place.  Do not build a campfire in hazardous, dry conditions.  Extinguish your campfire completely before leaving.  Review important information on campfire safety
  • No RV hook-ups are available for water, sewage or electric at any campground. 
  • Some developed campgrounds and/or campsites can accommodate RVs, while others are better suited to tent camping.

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