Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

National or state forest pass

Price per night (basic site)

13.00 $ (10.92 €)

Pros

Well spaced campsite., Quiet. Potable water.

Cons

Can be full during peak seasons.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Michigan State Forest Department

Features

Vault toilet
Potable water

Access

Hike-in

Total number of sites

15

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

11, 12

Location

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