Platte River Forest Campground


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Platte River State Forest Campground

Platte River State Forest Campground of Benzie County, Michigan

Hiking Platte River State Forest Campground Mountain Biking Platte River State Forest Campground Canoe or Kayaking Platte River State Forest Campground

Trail Distance:

Hiking: Platte Springs (on site): 2.5 miles of hilly terrain with interpretive trail marking points of interest.

Mountain Biking: Platte Springs (on site): 2.5 miles of hilly terrain with interpretive trail marking points of interest.

Trail Description:

Phone Number: (231) 922-5280
Entrance Fee: $0
Motor Vehicle Permit Required: No
Camping fee per night - $10.00

Phone number indicated above is for the Traverse City Management Unit. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 26 sites for tent and small trailer use. Located on the Platte River near the Platte River Hatchery. Excellent canoeing and trout fishing. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore provides over 30 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline including dunes, cliffs, rocky points, and protected bays offering wildlife viewing of white tailed deer, wild turkeys, hawks, river otters, prairie warblers, waterfowl such as goldeneyes and buffleheads, and colorful blooms of spring wild flowers (11 miles West).

Campground is accessible by water. Canoeing opportunities on the Platte River. Nearest canoe rental in Honor (3.5 miles West).

Features:

  • Designated Watchable Wildlife Site
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking

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