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Minnie Pond Campground

Area Status: Open
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Minnie Pond Campground

This site is located on Minnie Pond on a human-made impoundment. Ducks, geese and heron frequent the area. This is a popular area for small and large game and waterfowl hunting. A foot bridge on Mena Creek connects the campground to the day use area. The day use area is located on the side of the creek. No ORV's are allowed in the campground or on the access road to the campground.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Annual services at the site will resume for spring on May 1
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Parking
Fees Recreation Enhancement Act Fee - Camping -
  • Per Night: $10.00
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).
Open Season: May 1 - October 31
Usage: Light
Best Season: January 1 to December 31
Busiest Season: May to September
Restrictions: Forest-wide Closures - Camping Camping in Developed Recreation Areas
  • Camping in a developed campground for a period longer than 14 consecutive days unless posted otherwise.
  • Entering or being in a developed recreation site or portion thereof when posted CLOSED.
  • Entering or remaining in a campground between 10 PM and 6 AM when posted - except for properly registered campers.
  • Using a developed campsite by more than eight (8) people on a single unit or by more than sixteen (16) people on a double site.
  • Parking or leaving a vehicle in violation of posted instructions, including the use of a handicap-parking site without a valid state permit properly displayed.
  • Parking a vehicle outside the parking space assigned to one's own camp unit or other designated parking area.
  • Occupying a developed campsite by parking more than one camper, trailer, or motor home (RV) on a single unit site. Parking more than two camping vehicles or camping trailers on a double unit site or exceeding limits to group sites unless otherwise posted.
  • Parking, possessing, or leaving more than two vehicles per single unit camp site or four vehicles per double unit sites, except bicycles, motorcycles, or ATV's on trailers, unless posted otherwise.
Being publicly nude Storing Watercraft
  • Storing, mooring, or leaving a boat or raft over 24 hours.
  • Parking in violation of posted instructions.
Closest Towns: White Cloud
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Baldwin White Cloud Ranger District - (231) 745-4631
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General Information


From White Cloud -

  • Travel north on M-37 for 1 mile.
  • Turn left and travel west on M-20 for 7.5 miles.
  • Turn right and travel north on Luce Ave. for 3 miles.
  • Turn right and travel east on 4 Mile Rd. for .5 miles.
  • Turn left and travel north on Alger Ave. for 1 mile.

Campground -

  • Continue on Alger Rd. to the campground entrance.
  • The entrance is located on the right.

Day Use -

  • Turn right and travel east on FR 5632 for 1 mile to the picnic site.

General Notes:

Location - Mena Creek,  Minnie Pond

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary
  • Benton Lake Campground
  • Loda Lake Semi-Primitive Nonmotorized Area

County - Newaygo

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • This site is not gated during the off season.
  • This site is not maintained in winter:
    • Access road and/or parking lot not plowed.
    • No toilet facilities available.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Amenities -

  • Lantern Posts
No. of SitesSingle: 8
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
Sleeping ShelterNo

RV Camping

Hookup - SewerNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingDirt/Gravel
Vehicle ClearenceHigh
Dump StationsNo
No. of SitesSingle: 8
Size Restrictions25 Ft. or Less
Reservation InfoNo reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
Hookup - WaterNo


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Boat ramp Carry-in
Parking 6 vehicle capacity