Pine River Campground

Private Family Friendly Camping

In the Manistee National Forest

Located ¼ mile from the Pine River, the PRPC Campground is located in the midst of the Huron-Manistee National Forest.

Designed and maintained to provide our guests with a clean and quiet camping experience, you will be sure to find a peaceful night's rest at PRPC.

Campground Facilities

Sites are generously buffered from each other to provide peace and privacy. Family sites are limited to a maximum of 6 campers per site; group sites  are available for groups of 7-40 campers.

The PRPC campground features a central bath house with flush toilets and coin-op showers.

Each campsite has:

  • Natural Carpet of Grass
  • Fire Ring with Adjustable Grill
  • Picnic Table
  • Lantern Hanger
  • Litter Receptacle
  • Please note – there are no electrical hookups

NOTE: Our campground is designed to be both family and forest-friendly. This is not a “party” campground. Consideration of others is required at all times. These facilities are provided for your enjoyment. If you observe anyone breaking any of the camp rules or destroying the facilities in any way, please notify personnel at the campground office immediately. PRPC management reserves the right to evict anyone from the premises for violating any of the rules listed below, for using foul language or engaging in disruptive behavior.


Please read our Campground Policy

Campground Rates

Campers 16 years old & over : $11 per night
Campers under 16 years old : $6 per night
Family sites accommodate up to 6 campers and the minimum fee is $25.
Group sites accommodate up to 40 campers and the minimum fee is $70.

Camping Cabins Available

Photo of a  Camping Cabin at Pine River Paddlesports Campground
'Jeanne's Cabin'

As an affordable and low-maintenance alternative to setting up a tent, we offer two clean and cozy log camping cabins. Built with Amish-style log furnishings, our snug, and comfortable cabins will feel like a home away from home.

View Camping Cabins / Prices

Family Friendly Activities

Camping with Easy Access to the Pine River

Kids with Petoskey stones gathered from the river.

The ¼ mile path to the Pine River is lined with towering trees - hardwood and conifer that escaped the logger's saws a century ago. Stepping stones provide a dry crossing of the spring-fed creek that makes its way to the Pine. Be sure to check out the ancient riverbed 20 vertical feet above the present riverbed. You'll find your pace quicken and it will become futile to hold back the smile as the river appears before you.....just too much fun to be had wiggling your toes in the sand, hunting for Petoskey stones, indulging in a refreshing swim, etc. ....bring a towel, some snacks, and a fun-meter!! These two young campers had some off-the-charts fun hunting for and finding these Petoskey Stones in the river at the end of the PRPC Campground Deer Trail to the River.

It has been almost a month since we were at Pine River Paddlesports. I want to let you know how much we appreciated the personal attention we got. You took the time to make sure my son fit his kayak, and suggested that my daughter and I take a canoe instead of a two man kayak because I would have more leg room. In this day and age to get the personal attention that you gave us is greatly appreciated. Because of your personal attention we had a great time on the river. Thank you both. We will see you again next year.
Tom S.

Make a Reservation

With limited river permits available, make your reservation to reserve your spot and book your PRPC adventure now!