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.
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.
FOUL LANGUAGE, FIREWORKS, EXPLOSIVES, FIREARMS AND PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THIS CAMPGROUND.
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
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.
Family Friendly Activities
- Wow Climbing Wall - 32 vertical feet of fun – safe and challenging for all ages.
- Frisbee / Disc Golf Course – great for families and groups!
- Bird & Wildlife Checklist - a fun 'scavenger hunt' for families and groups of all ages
- Tree and Shrub ID Challenge - How well do you know your trees and shrubs? We've marked off 20 species of trees around the PRPC campground and challenge you to identify them.
Camping with Easy Access to the Pine 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.
We recently took our family down the Pine and had the most enjoyable time!! My sons were all exceptionally happy to do something so rustic, and including the entire family. I appreciated your friendly attitude with us, and the helpful guidance on how to handle the kayaks. This was the first time for all of us, and hopefully we can return again soon. Thanks for a wonderful, memorable day.