Sturgeon River Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Sturgeon River Campground is located along the Sturgeon River, near Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness. It provides the outdoor eventurist with several opportunities to get out and see and explore nature at its best.

At a Glance

Fees No Charge Campsite - Limited Services Provided
Open Season: June 13, 2020 - Nov. 1, 2020
Usage: Light
Restrictions: The Campground is located next to the Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness and NO motorized vehicles are authorized within the Wilderness boundaries.
Closest Towns: Sidnaw, Mi is 6 miles to the south.
Water: None
Restroom: Pit Toilet

General Information


From Sidnaw travel east on M-28 1/4 mile, turn left onto FR 2200 and travel 5 miles, the campground will be on the left.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Day Hiking

Sidnaw Creek Trail is a 7.5 mile long trail that travels to the southwestern corner of the Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness. It can be accessed from two different trailheads. To get to the southern trailhead take FR 2200 north out of Sidnaw for approximately 2 1/2 miles, turn left on FR 2224 and travel approximately 1/4 mile to the trailhead. To access the western trailhead take FR 2200 north 2 miles, turn left on FR 2210 and travel approximately 2 1/2 miles to FR 2217 and travel north 1 1/2 miles to the trailhead.

To view a map of trails in the Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness Click here.

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Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult


North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT). The NCT travels about 116 miles across the Ottawa National Forest from the eastern boundary of the Kenton Ranger District to Copper Peak Ski Hill north of Ironwood, Mi. on the Bessemer Ranger District, including 8 miles that traverses through the McCormick Wilderness. The trail is managed primarily for hiking and backpacking use. Hiking along the North Country Trail is an adventure that spans across a landscape that features streams and waterfalls, rocky escarpments with spectacular views, gently rolling uplands, and pine plains. Fish for trout, bass, perch, walleye, and northern pike in the ponds, lakes, and streams along the trail. Observe wildlife, visit historical sites, and spend the night in shelters or campgrounds along the trail. The trail travels 14.6 miles through or along the Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness and then continues on west for 28.1 miles to US 45 and on west further. The trail is challenging and traverses through areas of very rugged topography and often several miles from the nearest motor vehicle access point. Most stream crossings are without bridges. Trail segments maps are available upon request.

Fire Information Campfires are permitted, however it is recommended to use a cooking stove. Please leave it as you found it.
Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Water Activities

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