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WINTER CAMPING NOT AVAILABLE: An entry gate has been installed. It will be locked for the winter when the campground is closed. There will be no winter camping access.
PETERSON BRIDGE, MI
part ofHuron-Manistee National Forests, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Wed May 13 2015 Season Dates
OverviewPeterson Bridge Campground is located on the Pine River in Michigan’s Manistee National Forest. The location on the river makes it ideal for canoeists and those looking to experience the adventure of this swift moving river.
The Pine River is well known as one of the most outstanding canoeing and trout fishing rivers in the Midwest. The river gradient is 7% and, depending upon the season, offers the fasted average flow of any river in lower Michigan. The lower 26 miles of the Pine River have been designated a National Wild and Scenic River.
With access to the river so close, floating the Pine River is a popular activity at Peterson Bridge. Several locations near the campground offer canoe rentals. Supporting outstanding trout fishing, the Pine River is also a “Blue Ribbon” cold-water fishery. For State Fishing Regulations consult the Michigan Department of Natural Resources website, website http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/.
The facility offers several tent sites which are walk-in only. Those tent sites on the river bank can also be accessed from the river.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Please note: Peterson Bridge Campground is located on Highway 3T at Pine River Bridge, South of Highway 55.
From Baldwin, MI: Take State Rt. 37 north about 21 miles to campground sign (just before Pine River bridge). Turn right into campground.
From the north: follow M-37 south 1.5 miles from its junction with M-55. Turn left into the area after crossing the bridge over the Pine River.
From the south: follow M-37 north 21.5 miles from Baldwin. Turn right into the area prior to crossing the bridge over the Pine River.
Mailing Address:PETERSON BRIDGE
Highway 3T @ Pine River Bridge, South of Highway 55
Wellston MI 49689
Phone Number:Project Office: (231)723-0141