Open Year-round
Reservations possible?
RV Hookups
Potable water
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The Pinney Bridge State Forest Campground is a 15-site walk-in, campground located on the North Country Trail and Jordan River Pathway Loop. The campground represents the halfway point of the Jordan River Pathway Loop and is the only camping option for that hike. In addition to hiking in, the campground can be reached after a 0.3-mile uphill walk from the small parking lot at the Pinney Creek Bridge.  

The sites are located within the tree line surrounding an large open meadow. Each site is well spaced from its neighbor and offers a quiet place to sleep. The sites also offer a fire pit and picnic table. Most sites comfortably fit two backpacking sized tents or around four to six people. The campground offers a hand-operated well pump with potable water. There are two vault toilets that are reasonably clean despite their popularity. At the center of the meadow is a fire ring for use when larger groups occupy multiple sites.

In the more popular weekends of late summer and fall the campsites will be fully occupied by 3 p.m.

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Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)


Parking Pass

National or state forest pass

Price per night (basic site)

13.00 $ (10.92 €)


Well spaced campsite., Quiet. Potable water.


Can be full during peak seasons.

Pets allowed


Managed by

Michigan State Forest Department


Vault toilet
Potable water



Total number of sites


Recommended Campsites Without Photos

11, 12


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