Pines Point


Area Status: Open

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

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: Camping (per night):
  • Single Site: $22.00
Day Use (per person)
  • Per Day: $7.00
  • 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 13 - October 10, 2022
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

Directions:

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:

White River

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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Amenities -

  • Pedestal Grills
  • Host
  • Lantern Posts
No. of Sites Single: 29
Reservation Info All single sites are first come, first served.
Sleeping Shelter No

RV Camping

Amenities -

  • Pedestal Grills
  • Host
  • Lantern Posts
No. of Sites
  • Single: 29
  • Group: 5
Reservation Info Group Sites Reservation needed -
  • Mid-May to Mid-September
  • One time reservation fee of $9.00
  • Reservations can be made up to:
    •  Single Sites: 6 months in advance of visit.
    • Group Sites: 1 year in advance of visit.
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance of visit.

Go to: Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.

Hookup - Water No
Vehicle Clearence Medium to High
Hookup - Sewer No
Size Restrictions 40 Ft. or less
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No
Pavement Type of Parking Asphalt

Group Camping

Amenities -

  • Pedestal Grills
  • Host
  • Lantern Posts
No. of Sites Group: 5
Reservation Info Reservation needed -
  • Mid-May to Mid-September
  • One time reservation fee of $9.00
  • Reservations can be made up to 1 year in advance of visit.
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance of visit.

Go to: Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.

Group Shelter No
Group Cooking Facilities No
Hookups - Electric No
Sleeping Shelter No

River and Stream Fishing

Fish Species Trout, Salmon, Sucker
Fishing Mode Boat, Shore, Wade
Fishing Platform No
Water Temperature Cold
Fishing Method Fly, Pole

Picnicking

Amenities -

  • Pedestal Grills
No. of Sites 8
Reservation Info No reservation needed.  All sites are first come first served.
Sleeping Shelter No

Group Picnicking

Amenities -

  • Pedestal Grills
No. of Sites 8
Reservation Info No reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
Group Shelter No
Group Cooking Facilities No
Hookups - Electric No

Boating - Non-Motorized

Size Restrictions None
Type of Craft Canoe, Kayak

Tubing

Amenities

Parking: 40 vehicle capacity
Boat ramp: Carry-in

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
43.530217

  Longitude : 
-86.11756