Peterson Bridge South Campground
Peterson Bridge Campground is the only Forest Service campground on the Pine River. Ten of the sites are paddle or walk-in only. The canoe/boat launch is located across the river at Peterson Bridge North.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.|
|Rentals & Guides:||
Canoe Rentals -
|Area Amenities:||Boat ramp,Parking|
|Fees:||Camping (per night)
|Permit Info:||Watercraft Permit
|Open Season:||April 23 - October 14|
|Best Season:||May 15 to September 15|
|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 -
|Closest Towns:||Dublin, Wellston|
|Operated By:||American Land and Leisure - (801) 226 - 3564; CM|
From Manistee -
- Travel east on M-55 for 26 miles.
- Turn right and travel south on M-37 for 1.5 miles.
- The entrance is on the left, after the bridge.
Brochure and Map: This brochure is set to print on 11 x 17 paper, landscape (wide) orientation. To print on 8 1/2 x 11 paper set the print area to "shrink to printable area", this will make the text on the page smaller.
Location - Pine National Scenic River
Nearby Recreation Areas -
- Peterson Bridge North Day Use Area
County - Wexford
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Along the river there is a sandy beach and boat landing area where visitors can enjoy a beachlike experience along a fresh-water river.
|No. of Sites||
|Reservation Info||Reservation recommended -
River and Stream Fishing
|Fishing Mode||Boat, Shore, Wade|
|Fish Species||Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout|
|Fishing Method||Fly, Pole|
Boating - Non-Motorized
Canoeing and kayaking are the primary activities on this river, with much of the appeal being the fast water and light rapids. The Pine River has a river gradient of 7% and offers the fastest average flow of any river in lower Michigan.
|Type of Craft||Canoe, Kayak, Pontoon, Raft, Driftboat|
|Class of Rapids||1 - 2|
|Parking:||30 vehicle capacity|