White River Area

Area Status: Open

White River

The White River runs through this area and there are several campgrounds and boat launches associated with the river.

The White River Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area has several acres of habitat for the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Fees: No Fee
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 1 - October 31
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
Operated By: Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District - (231) 745-4631
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General Information

General Notes:

Location - White River, Candidate Wild and Scenic River

Acreage - 6,900

County - Oceana, Muskegon


River and Stream Fishing

Fishing Mode Boat, Shore, Wade
Fishing Platform No
Cleaning Station No
Water Temperature Cold
Accessible Platform No
Fishing Method Fly, Pole

Day Hiking


Boating - Non-Motorized

Boating is available on the White National Wild and Scenic Candidate Study River.

Type of Craft Canoe, Kayak, Raft
Size Restrictions None
Class of Rapids 0


Water Temperature Cold
Water/Flow Level n/a

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