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​​​General Camping Information

See our campground and cabin brochure for detailed information

  • A parks pass is required on all vehicles.
  • Campground users must have both a camping reservation and a daily parks pass.
  • Camping is only permitted in designated campsites or specific backcountry areas.
  • Minimum impact camping techniques are recommended in alpine lake areas.
  • Camping isn’t allowed in the Lake Agnes Basin. 
  • Horses are not permitted within campgrounds.
  • Dump station is located off County Road 41 on the road to the shop just past the entrance station.
  • Limited showers are available at the North Park building.
  • No improvised back country fires allowed, grills only as allowed by fire bans.​

Cabins and Yurts

​For details, see the ​cabins​ and yurts​ pages

Campgrounds

The Crags 

Capacity: 26 sites

Map: View The Crags Campground map.

The Crags Campground offers visitors 26 developed sites that are on the reservation system. 

Access to this area is steep, narrow and winding. We do not recommend this campground for trailers or motor homes. 

Features: Campground accommodations include vault toilet facilities and hand-pumped water.

Pictures of Crags Campground Sites: 50​​​1​, 502, 503, 504, 505, 50​6​, 507​, 508​, ​509​, 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526

Ranger Lakes

Capacity: 32 sites

Map: View the Ranger Lakes Campground map.

This campground offers 32 electric sites and is directly accessible from Highway 14 and within a short walk of Ranger Lakes fishing areas. 

Features

  • The fishing area includes a fishing pier for people with disabilities. 
  • Water and vault toilet facilities are available nearby, but please fill large tanks at the water station at the maintenance shop. 
  • A nature trail and the Gould Loop Trail are accessible from the campground. 
  • Interpretive programs are offered on some weekend nights in the campground amphitheater.

Restrictions: Boating and swimming are not permitted in the Ranger Lakes.

Pictures of Ranger Lakes Campground Sites: 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130

North Michigan

Capacity: 13 sites, 6 cabins

Map: View the North Michigan Campground map.

This campground borders the North Michigan reservoir and provides easy access to fishing and hiking. The campground is divided into the North Side and the South Side. The North Side has 13 campsites and six cabins. Site 207 is universally accessible. The South Side offers 35 campsites, with 5 pull-through sites.

Features: Campground accommodations include water spigots, vault toilet facilities and two boat ramps with boat docks.

Restrictions: Boating on the reservoir is restricted to wakeless speeds only. No swimming is permitted.

Pictures of North Michigan Campground Sites: 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248

Bockman

​Capacity: 52 sites

Map: View the Bockman Campground map.

This campground is located one mile north of the North Michigan Reservoir within view of the Medicine Bow mountain range. It hosts 52 sites. There are 13 pull-through sites and one group area with six sites. 

Features: The Bockman horse corral is located near the pull-through sites. Campground accommodations include vault toilet facilities and water spigots.

Pictures of Bockman Campground Sites: 301, 302, 303 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352

North Park

​Capacity: 29 sites

Map: View the North Park Campground map​.

This campground is located right off of County Road 41 and State Highway 14. It hosts 29 basic sites, with no hookups (spigots, sewer hookups and electrical panels at the sites are not operational​​). There are 9 pull-through sites, 7 rustic cabins with no amenities and two deluxe cabins with electricity​, shower and flushing toilets. 

Features: Campground facilities include the Camper Services building that has flushing toilets, free limited showers, and quarter-operated laundry.

Pictures of North Park Campground Sites: Coming soon!

Primitive Campsites

​​Notice: Some sites, especially 415, 416, 440, 441 and 465 are hard to reach, and will require high-clearance 4 wheel drive vehicles. 402 and 403 might require an OHV to reach. Note that 406 - 408, 410 - 414 and 421 can be reached with a 2 wheel drive vehicle but are on a rough road, so thick tires and 4 wheel drive are recommended.

Capacity: 40 + sites

Map: View the general primitive campsites map, and the more detailed County Road 41 primitive campsites map and the Bockman/Montgomery primitive campsites map.

The State Forest State Park offers over 40 primitive sites on our reservation system. These sites are located along County Road 41 and the Bockman, Montgomery Pass, Francisco Loop and Ruby Jewel roads. 

Features: Many of these sites offer seclusion and great views. Each site has a fire ring but no picnic table. Some offer vault toilet facilities (469-485).

Pictures of Dispersed Sites: 402, 403, 406, 407, 408, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 421, 431, 432, 433, 434, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 441, 463, 464, 465, 469, 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 485 (sites 415 and 416 coming soon!)

Backcountry Camping

Before camping in the backcountry, campers should check with a ranger or at the park office for information. 

Backcountry camping is allowed at various locations throughout the park including Ruby Jewel, Kelly, Clear and American Lakes. Minimum impact camping techniques are recommended at these alpine lake areas. 

Restrictions: No camping is allowed in the Lake Agnes area. No back country fires allowed except for grills as fire bans allow. 

Must camp 1/4 of a mile from any trailhead, campground or established structure and 100 feet from any trail or source of water