Marzinski Horse Trail and Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Marzinski Campground and Trail

The terrain is mostly flat through mixed hardwood forest and pine. The trail is marked with blue diamond-shaped markers on trees and cedar signs.

The campground is located in a pine forest.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: M-55 Trailhead/Campground Access: Managed Season starts May 1, 2016 and ends Dec. 1, 2016. This site is gated when closed. Steinburg Road Trailhead: Managed Season starts May 1, 2016 and ends Dec. 1, 2016. This trailhead is plowed in the winter.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
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: April 1
Best Season: January 1 to December 31
Restrictions: Allowed -
  • Nonmotorized use
  • Nonmotorized snow use
Prohibited -
  • Motorized vehicles
  • Motorized over-snow vehicles
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: Wellston
Operated By: Cadillac Manistee Ranger District - 412 Red Apple Rd., Manistee, MI 49660
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General Information


From Wellston -

  • Travel east on M-55 for 8 miles.
  • Turn left and travel south on Marzinski Rd. to the site.

General Notes:

Location - Udell Hills

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Sand Lake Recreation Area
  • Udell Rollways Day Use and Disc Golf Course
  • Pine Lake Campground

County - Manistee


Camping & Cabins

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Horse Camping

The campground is located in a grove of pine trees.

Amenities -

  • Drinking Water
  • Hitching Posts
No. of Sites Single: 21
Reservation Info No reservation needed.  All sites are first come, first serve.
No. of Accessible sites

Horse Riding

Amenities -

  • Horse-trailer Parking
  • Hitching Posts
Loading RampNo
Size RestrictionsNo
Water AvailabilityYes


Picnic tables
Drinking water
Parking Trailhead - 6 vehicle capacity; Campground - 36 vehicle capacity
Tent camping
Camping trailer