Paint River Forks Campground


Area Status: Closed
Sign for Canoe Putin at Paint River CG

This campground is a small rural campground that offers river bank camping. Located at the fork of the South and North Branch of the Paint River it offers canoeing and fishing opportunities.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Services begin May 15, 2022. Fee-free campground, toilets available, no water, pack in-pack out
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets
Fees: No Charge, please be aware that there are no services provided at this location. Please pack in pack out supplies and garbage.
Open Season: May 15 - September 30
Usage: Light
Best Season: June-August
Busiest Season: July
Restrictions: This campground is open but with limited services at this time. There is currently no charge for camping. Pack in and Pack out. No water available at this site.
Closest Towns: Iron River, Michigan is approximately 10 miles to the southeast.
Water: None
Restroom: Pit

General Information

Directions:

From Iron River, Mi., travel west on US 2, turn right (north) on CR 657, travel approximately 9 miles north, turn left to continue following CR 657, travel approximately 1 1/2 miles west to campground on right.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

This campground is a small rural campground that offers river bank camping. Located at the fork of the South and North Branch of the Paint River it offers canoeing and fishing opportunities. From Iron River, Mi., travel west on US 2, turn right (north) on CR 657, travel approximately 9 miles north, turn left (west) to continue following CR 657, travel approximately 1 1/2 miles west to campground on right.

No. of Sites 4
Reservation Info No Reservations
Fire Information Yes in Fire Rings
No. of Accessible sites 0
Sleeping Shelter No
Status: Open
Fees: No Fee Campground
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

River and Stream Fishing

Golden Creek located in Iron County on the Iron River Ranger District runs northeast to southwest where it empties into the North Branch of the Paint River. To get to this stream from Iron River, MI take County Road 657 north, County Road 657 will become Ponozzo Road, turn left onto FR 2197, Golden Creek is at the end of the road.

Fish Species Brook Trout
Fishing Mode Bank, Wade, or Float
Fishing Platform None
Cleaning Station None
Accessible Platform None
Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult

Boating - Non-Motorized

North Branch Paint River 12.5 miles of floatable/canoeable river. FH16 to FR 3152, 5.5 miles; FR 2152 to Paint River Forks Campground, 7 miles. Access and limited parking at pull-off on FH16. Canoeable below FR 2152 during average summers. Some portage around man-made and beaver dams may be necessary even during peak flow periods.

Launch Ramps No
Trailer Parking No
Class of rapids Class I
Type of Craft Canoe/Kayak
Fuel availability No
Water/Flow Level High Flow period is the 1-15 May
Marina/Mooring No
Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Amenities

Camping trailer:
Tent camping:
Toilets:
Boat ramp: Canoe Put In

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.232450

  Longitude : 
-88.717702