Best Tent Camping: Michigan: Your Car-Camping Guide to Scenic Beauty, the Sounds of Nature, and an Escape from Civilization

Best Tent Camping: Michigan: Your Car-Camping Guide to Scenic Beauty, the Sounds of Nature, and an Escape from Civilization

by Matt Forster

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634040082
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date: 06/16/2015
Series: Best Tent Camping Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 668,347
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Matt Forster has camped all around Michigan. He has written three travel guides and an iPhone app. When not touring the Rockies or exploring the Great Lakes, Forster and his wife are often hiking local trails or paddling a canoe full of kids. He lives in Goodrich, MI.

Table of Contents

Michigan Campground Locator Map inside front cover

Michigan Map Key i

Best Campgrounds vii

Acknowledgments x

Preface xi

Introduction 1

Southeast Michigan 11

1 Port Crescent State Park Campground 12

2 Holly Recreation Area: McGinnis Lake Campground 15

3 Pinckney Recreation Area: Crooked Lake and Blind Lake Campgrounds 18

4 Waterloo Recreation Area: Green Lake Campground 22

5 Lake Hudson Recreation Area 26

Southwest Michigan 30

6 Warren Dunes State Park: Rustic Campground 31

7 Yankee Springs State Recreation Area: Deep Lake Rustic Campground 35

8 Highbank Lake National Forest Campground 38

9 Pines Point National Forest Campground 42

10 Haymarsh Lake State Game Area Campground 46

11 Tubbs Lake State Forest Campgrounds 49

Northwest Michigan 53

12 Ludington State Park: Jack Pine Walk-In Campground 54

13 Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area: Dispersed Campground 58

14 Peterson Bridge South National Forest Campground 62

15 Silver Creek State Forest Campground 65

16 CCC Bridge State Forest Campground 69

17 Baxter Bridge State Forest Campground 72

18 Arbutus Lake No. 4 State Forest Campground 75

19 Bassett Island Campground 79

20 Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: D. H. Day Campground 83

21 Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: South Manitou Island, Weather Station Campground 87

22 Graves Crossing State Forest Campground 91

23 Fisherman's Island State Park Campground 95

24 St. James Township Campground, Beaver Island 99

25 Wilderness State Park: Lakeshore Campground 103

Northeast Michigan 107

26 Canoe Harbor State Forest Campground 108

27 Rifle River State Recreation Area: Spruce Campground 112

28 Sawmill Point Primitive Campsites 116

29 Ossineke State Forest Campground 120

30 Tomahawk Creek Flooding State Forest Campground 124

31 Pigeon River State Forest Campground 128

32 Ocqueoc Falls State Forest Campground 132

33 Jones Lake State Forest Campground 136

Upper Peninsula 139

34 Brevoort Lake National Forest Campground 140

35 Big Knob State Forest Campground 144

36 Monocle Lake National Forest Campground 147

37 Bay View National Forest Campground 151

38 Tahquamenon Falls State Park: Rivermouth Pines Campground 154

39 Pretty Lake State Forest Campground 158

40 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: Twelvemile Beach Campground 162

41 Petes Lake National Forest Campground 166

42 Portage Bay State Forest Campground 169

43 Carney Lake State Forest Campground 172

44 Bewabic State Park Campground 175

45 Sylvania Wilderness and Recreation Area: Clark Lake Campground 179

46 Bond Falls Flowage Campground 183

47 Henry Lake National Forest Campground 187

48 Black River Harbor National Forest Campground 191

43 Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park: Presque Isle Campground 195

50 Courtney Lake National Forest Campground 199

Appendixes and Index 203

Appendix A Camping-Equipment Checklist 203

Appendix B Sources of Information 204

Index 206

About the Author 211

Map Legend inside back cover

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