Twinwood Lake Campground

Area Status: Open

Bigelow Creek feeds into Twinwood Lake next to the campground and creates a good current in the lake. Ice fishing is a very popular on this lake. This beautiful area is forested with white pine and provides ample opportunity for wildlife viewing. Swans frequent the lake, and eagles have historically nested in the area. Waterfowl are plentiful and this is a popular area for hunting and fishing in season.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted. Forest quiet hours apply.
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).
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 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
Closest Towns: White Cloud
Water: None
Restroom: Pit
Operated By: Baldwin White Cloud Ranger District - (231) 745-4631
Information Center:

General Information


From White Cloud -

  • Travel south on M-37 for 5 miles.
  • Turn left and travel east on 40th St. for .5 miles.
  • Turn right and travel south on Basswood Rd. for .5 miles.
  • Turn left and travel east on FR 5448 for .3 miles.
  • The road terminates at the site.

General Notes:

Location - Twinwood Lake, Bigelow Creek

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • North Country National Scenic Trail
    • 40th St. Trailhead

County - Newaygo

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 toile facilities are available.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Amenities -

  • Trash Can
  • Picnic Table
  • Lantern Posts
No. of Sites Single: 5
Reservation Info No reservation needed. All sites are first come, first served.
Sleeping Shelter No

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing Mode Boat, Shore
Fish Species Bass, Blue Gill
Fishing Platform No
Cleaning Station No
Water Temperature Warm
Accessible Platform No
Fishing Method Fly, Pole

Ice Fishing

Fishing Platform No
Cleaning Station No
Accessible Platform No
Fishing Method Pole, Tip-up, Spearing

Boating - Motorized

Trailer Parking Yes
Type of Craft Fishing Boats, Bass Boats, Dinghies, Electric Boats, Flat Boats, Jon Boats
Size Restrictions 0 - 25 Feet
Motor Type Gas, Electric
Fuel availability No
Marina/Mooring No

Boating - Non-Motorized

Trailer Parking Yes
Size Restrictions None
Type of Craft Canoe, Kayak
Marina/Mooring No


Parking: 8 vehicle capacity - with trailers
Boat ramp: Gravel

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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