Pines Point

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

White River

The canoe landing is walk-in. This site is popular for tubing on the White River during the summer, with a half-hour float around the peninsula located in the picnic area. This site is quiet and secluded, surrounded by towering white pine.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Annual services at the site will resume for spring on May 14
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
Rentals & Guides: Canoe Rentals -
  • Hesperia
    • Kellogg Canoe Livery
  • Montague
    • Happy Mohawk Livery
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Parking
Fees Concessionaire Fee - Camping (per night):
  • Single Site: $18.00
  • Group Site: $66.00
Day Use (per person)
  • Per Day: $6.00
  • Extra Vehicle: $8.00
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).
Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit.
Open Season: May 14 - October 14
Usage: Light
Best Season: May 25 to September 28
Restrictions: 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
  • Karner Blue Butterfly/White River Area; R904-14-16
Closest Towns: Hesperia
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: American Land and Leisure - 801 - 226 - 3564
Information Center:

General Information


From Hesperia -

  • Travel south on M-20 for 1 mile.
  • Turn right and travel west on Garfield Rd. for 5 miles.
  • Turn left and travel south on 168th Ave. for 1.5 miles.
  • 168th Ave. turns into FR 5637.
  • Continue on FR 5637 to the site.

General Notes:

Location - White River, Candidate Wild and Scenic River

Nearby Recreation Areas - 

  • Manistee OHV Trails
    • Cedar Creek Motorsport Trail
  • White River
    • Podunk
    • Sischo Bayou
    • St. Huberts Angler Parking
    • Diamond Point

County - Oceana

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • The campground is gated when closed.
  • The day use area is not gated during the off season.
  • The day use area is not maintained in the winter:
    • Access and/or parking lot are not plowed.
    • Water and/or toilet facilities are not available.

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Boating - Non-Motorized

Type of CraftCanoe, Kayak
Size RestrictionsNone



Boat ramp Carry-in
Parking 40 vehicle capacity