Timber Creek Campground

Area Status: Open

Timber Creek Campground

The campground is located near a small impoundment, however the impoundment is not a popular site for fishing. The busiest use is the North Country National Scenic Trail trailhead located in the campground. In the winter this site is plowed and provides access to the Ward Hills Snowmobile Trail. ORV use is prohibited in the campground.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees: Recreation Enhancement Act Fee - Trailhead ONLY Day Use -
  • Day: $5.00
  • Week: $15.00
Camping - Recreation Enhancement Act Fee -
  • 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).
Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit.
Open Season: January 1 - December 31
Usage: Light
Best Season: January 1 to December 1
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
Closest Towns: Branch
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Baldwin White Cloud Ranger District - (231) 745-4631
Information Center:

General Information


From Baldwin -

  • Travel north on M-37 for 3 miles.
  • Turn left and travel west on US-10 for 7.5 miles.
  • The site is located on the right.

General Notes:

Location - Tank Creek, North Country National Scenic Trail

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Ward Hills Snowmobile Trail
  • Upper Branch Bridge River Access

County - Lake

Seasonal and Other Information -

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

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Amenities -

  • Benches
No. of Sites Single: 9
Reservation Info No reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
Sleeping Shelter No

RV Camping

Amenities -

  • Benches
No. of Sites Single: 9
Reservation Info No reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first served.
Hookup - Water No
Vehicle Clearence Low
Hookup - Sewer No
Size Restrictions 50 Ft. or Less
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No
Pavement Type of Parking Dirt/Gravel


Parking: 5 vehicle capacity

Recreation Areas

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