"Manistee Nat. Forest Dunes Camping" Michigan Off The Beaten Path Tip by LawK

Michigan Off The Beaten Path: 49 reviews and 78 photos

Between Manistee and Ludington on US 31 is Manistee National Forest. You can camp 400 ft. away from Lake Michigan in the dunes. The dune valley serves as an effective campsite: hidden from beach walkers, at the edge of the forest (firewood), sand is a great firepit, 2 minute walk to the lake for water.
Furthermore, there are extensive hiking trails in the forest if you are interested in day hikes.
Great place to camp in seclusion and only 10 minute walk from your car!
Sunsets are excellent. So is watching a storm roll across the Lake.

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  • Written Jun 1, 2004
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