Best Tent Camping: Michigan

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Written to steer campers away from concrete slabs and convoys of RVs, Best Tent Camping: Michigan points tent campers to the most scenic and serene campsites in the state. This guide has a campground to suit nearly every camper's taste. You’ll find essential information about each campground (including season, facilities, rates, directions, GPS coordinates, and Web sites), as well as a description of the campground, the best sites, and nearby activities such as hiking, canoeing,...

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Overview

Written to steer campers away from concrete slabs and convoys of RVs, Best Tent Camping: Michigan points tent campers to the most scenic and serene campsites in the state. This guide has a campground to suit nearly every camper's taste. You’ll find essential information about each campground (including season, facilities, rates, directions, GPS coordinates, and Web sites), as well as a description of the campground, the best sites, and nearby activities such as hiking, canoeing, fishing, and mountain biking.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897326421
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
  • Publication date: 6/14/2011
  • Series: Best Tent Camping
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 773,742
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

BTC Michigan author Matt Forster is not new to bylines. His works include: Backroads & Byways of Michigan, Countryman Press, 2009; and Colorado: An Explorer's Guide, Countryman Press, 2008.

He is the founder of Big Words, a business that provides writing and editing services to book and magazine publishers across the United States. Clients include In Trust magazine, devoted to topics about higher education; and Organic Producer magazine, for which he writes about eco-savvy architecture. As an editor, Forster has handled projects for Oxford University Press and Random House, among other publishing houses.

He holds a B.A. in English from Oakland University, Rochester, MI, and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, in South Hamilton, MA.

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Table of Contents

Overview map

Acknowledgments vii

Preface viii

About the Author x

The Best Michigan Campgrounds xi

Introduction 1

Southeast Michigan

1 Albert E. Sleeper State Park Campground 10

2 Island Lake Recreation Area: Canoe Campground 13

3 Pinckney Recreation Area: Crooked Lake and Blind Lake Campgrounds 16

4 Wateloo Recreation Area: Green Lake Campground 20

5 Lake Hudson Recreation Area 23

Southwest Michigan

6 Warren Dunes State Park: Rustic Campground 28

7 Yankee Springs State Recreation Area: Deep Lake Rustic Campground 31

8 Pines Point National Forest Campground 34

9 Highbank Lake National Forest Campground 37

10 Tubbs Lake State Forest Campgrounds 40

Northwest Michigan

11 Ludington State Park: Jack Pine Walk-in Campground 44

12 Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area: Dispersed Campground 47

13 Sand Lake National Forest Campground 50

14 Lincoln Bridge State Forest Campground 53

15 CCC Bridge State Forest Campground 56

16 Arbutuslake No. 4 State Forest Campground 59

17 Bassett Island Campground 62

18 Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: D. H. Day Campground 65

19 Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: South Manitou Island, Weather Station Campground 68

20 Graves Crossing State Forest Campground 71

21 Fisherman's Island State Park Campground 74

22 St. James Township Campground, Beaver Island 77

23 Wilderness State park: Lakeshore Campground 80

Northeast Michigan

24 Au Sable River State Forest Canoe Camp 84

25 Rifle River State Recreation Area: Spruce Campground 87

26 Sawmill Point Primitive Campsites 90

27 Ossineke State Forest Campground 93

28 Tomahawk Lake State Forest Campground 96

29 Pigeon River State Forest Campground 99

30 Ocqueoc Falls state forest campground 102

Upper Peninsula

31 Brevoort Lake National Forest Campground 106

32 Big Knob State Forest Campground 109

33 Monocle lake National Forest Campground 112

34 Bay View National Forest Campground 115

35 Tahquamenon falls state park: Rivermouth Pines Campground 118

36 Pretty Lake State Forest Campground 121

37 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: Twelvemile Beach Campground 124

38 Petes Lake National Forest Campground 127

39 Colwell Lake National Forest Campground 130

40 Portage Bay State Forest Campground 133

41 Carney Lake State Forest Campground 136

42 Squaw Lake State Forest Campground 139

43 Bewabic State Park Campground 142

44 Lake Sainte Kathryn National Forest Campground 145

45 Sylvania Wilderness and Recreation Area: Clark Lake Campground 148

46 Bond Falls Flowage Campground 151

47 Henry Lake National Forest Campground 154

48 Black River Harbor National Forest Campground 157

49 Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park: Presque Isle Campground 160

50 Courtney Lake National Forest Campground 163

Appendixes and Index

Appendix A: Camping-Equipment Checklist 168

Appendix B: Sources of Information 169

Index 171

Map Legend

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