Campers' Frequently Asked Questions

Campers FAQ

Here are some answers to our most frequently asked questions related to our campground and camping activities. If you can't find the answer you are looking for, please contact our operations office at (231) 862-3471.

Are pop-ups/trailers/motor homes allowed in the PRPC Campground?
Yes. While the campground is principally laid out for tent campers, we also designed several sites that accommodate trailers.
Do you have hook-ups?
We have no electric or sewer hook-ups. Sites 1 through 17 have water at the sites.
How many people are allowed on each site?
A maximum of six people are allowed on the family sites. Our group sites accommodate up to 50 campers.
What are your bathrooms/shower rooms like?
Our centrally located facilities building is kept extremely clean, has flush toilets, spacious counter space, electricity, and pay showers ($1.25/4 minutes).
What are the sites like?
The campground is very wooded and each site is carpeted with grass and buffered from the surrounding sites by trees. Each site has a fire pit, picnic table, lantern hanger, and garbage can.
How close to the river is the campground?
The river is 500 yards from the campground. There is a beautiful foot-trail through National Forest land that leads to the river where campers enjoy wading, swimming, viewing wildlife, mushrooming, fishing, or just soaking up some sun and the beautiful riverscape.
What are the campground rules?
Please visit our Campground Policy page Top
What hours is the camp office open?
It will be open Sunday through Thursday 8:30am-7:00pm, Friday and Saturday 8:30am-10:00pm Top
Are pets allowed in the campground?
No.
What is your cancellation policy
If a camping reservation is cancelled, the deposit will be refunded, less a $20.00 Processing Fee.
What is there to do in the area?

On site at PRPC, we offer canoe, kayak, and raft rentals on the jewels of Michigan paddlesports, the Pine & Manistee Rivers. Our super-safe 32' rock climbing wall, the Frisbee/disc golf course, the PRPC rock and tree identification challenges, and the lumberjack treasure hunt enrich, enlighten, and inspire smiles from kids of all ages. Enjoy the many wildlife viewing opportunities to be had in our wooded campground and along the river trail or enjoy the short hike to the Pine to wiggle your toes in the sand, enjoy a refreshing swim, or some of the best trout fishing in Michigan.

Other area attractions include:

The beautiful Lake Michigan beaches and dunes of the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park in the communities of Manistee

Five beautiful and extensive hiking and biking trails are located within 15 miles of PRPC. Find printer friendly trail maps and more info on our Biking and Hiking page

The Pere Marquette State Forest and Manistee National Forest offer numerous recreational activities such as mushrooming, wildlife viewing, hunting & fishing, color touring, hiking & biking, and much more.

Enjoy the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline communities of Ludington, Manistee, and Traverse City. Experience their beautiful beaches, lighthouses, golf courses, wineries, water & amusement parks, putt-putt golf courses, casinos, and downtown districts filled with unique shops and restaurants.

Cadillac, just 20 minutes east, and its two inland lakes is another very popular vacation destination. In Cadillac you?ll find hard and soft trails, beaches, parks and recreation areas, golf courses, restaurants, shopping opportunities, and the Adventure Island Family Fun Parks water slides, go carts and Adventure Golf Course.

For a list of Visitors Bureau websites visit our Manistee / Cadillac Area Attractions page.