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Campsite Amenities and Fees

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State Forest Campgrounds

State Forest Rustic Campground fees:
State Forest Campgrounds remain open all year, but access is limited by snow. Fees to be paid and placed in fee pipes on the day of your arrival.

State Forest Campgrounds - (site specific rustic campsites):

  • $13 per night, per site

State Forest Campgrounds - (site specific semi-modern, ORV and equestrian campsites):

  • $17 per night, per site

State Forest Campgrounds - (group sites and trail camps):

  • $6 per person, per night

State Forest Cabins fees:
All cabins are $65.00 per night.

Little Presque Isle Cabins:

  • Cabins are available for use year-round. Reservations can be made up to a year in advance by calling 1-800-447-2757 or online at www.midnrreservations.com.

Undesignated/Dispersed Camping
Dispersed Camp Fee: No charge

  • Dispersed camping is allowed on State Forest land, if the camp is one mile from a designated state forest campground and it has not been banned by Order of the Director. Campers must post a camp registration card at their campsite. Camp registration cards may be obtained at any DNR Operation Service Center. (Note: dispersed camping is also allowed on a limited basis within State Game Areas. For more information call Wildlife Division).

State Park and Recreation Areas
The following fees are currently in effect. State parks and recreation areas remain open year-round for day-use visitors. Fifteen campgrounds are open for the winter months. Five parks keep a heated restroom open in the winter: Brighton ($20), Rifle River ($23), Keith J. Charters Traverse City ($27), Tawas Point $27) and Mitchell ($29).

Associated Camping Fees at State Park and Recreation Areas

  • Non-refundable reservation fee - $8
  • Cancellation fee - $10

Full Hook-Up Campsite - $33 per night
Full hook-up campsites feature direct sewer, water and electrical hook-ups with 20/30- or 50-amp service. Click on a campground below to find out more.

Premium Modern Campsite - $29-$28 per night
Premium campsites are in high demand typically because of site locations and feature 50-amp electric hookups, modern toilet buildings, showers, wheelchair-accessible sites and sanitation stations. In addition, some campgrounds have pull-through sites for larger vehicles. Click on a campground below to find out more.

$29.00 per night

$28 per night

Modern Campsite - $27-$16 per night
Modern campsites feature electric hookups (amps will vary), modern toilet buildings, showers, wheelchair-accessible sites and sanitation stations. In addition, some campgrounds have pull-through sites for larger vehicles. Click on a campground below to find out more.

$27 per night

$26 per night

$25 per night

$24 per night

 $23 per night

 $22 per night

 $21 per night

$20 per night

$19 per night

$18 per night

$16 per night

Semi-Modern Campsite
There are two distinct options in this classification. The first offers electrical service but no modern toilet/shower buildings. Vault toilets are available on location and water is available from a hand pump. The second option provides modern toilet and shower buildings but no electrical hookups.

$18 per night -- Features 50-amp electrical service but no toilet/shower buildings

$18 per night -- Modern Restroom, but no electrical hookups

$16 per night --30-amp electrical service OR modern toilet/shower buildings.

Rustic Campsite - $10-$14 per night
Vault toilets and hand pump water. No showers or flush toilets.

$14 per night

$12 per night

Equestrian Campground - $17 per night
Vault toilets, hand pumps and hitching posts for horses.

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