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Pine National Scenic River Watercraft Permits (Huron Manistee), MI

part ofHuron-Manistee National Forests, US Forest Service
Photo: Pine National Scenic River Watercraft Permits (Huron Manistee)


The lower 26 miles of the Pine River was designated as a National Scenic River in 1992. Scenery is one of the most outstanding attributes of the river. The designated portion of the river contains a unique riparian landform with a deeply incised river channel and high, exposed, fragile sand banks. Dense vegetation contributes to the picturesque setting of the river.

Camping within the river corridor on National Forest lands is prohibited, except at Peterson Bridge Campground . Fees for using river access sites are charged under the Recreation Fee Enhancement Act. Check the bulletin board at each site for fees and additional information.

Know Before You Go
Watercraft permits are required for all watercraft, including tubes, from the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend through the Monday of Labor Day Weekend for a fee of $2.

Contact Information

Cadillac-Manistee District
412 Red Apple Road
Manistee, Michigan 49660
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