Marzinski Horse Campground

Huron-Manistee National Forests

The Marzinski Horse Trail and Campground were developed for the horse enthusiasts, who enjoy riding through a forested quiet trail system. The Marzinski Horse Camp serves as the primary access location for the 18 miles of horse trail. 

This campground has a day use area and 19 pull through sites with ample room for horses on each site. Hitching posts/poles are available at some sites. All sites include a picnic table and fire ring. The campground has one toilet building and one well for drinking water. 

Need to Know

Natural Features

The campground is located in a white pine stand and offers quiet and privacy between camp sites. The Marzinski Horse Trail passes through mostly mixed pine with some hardwood vegetation types. Topography is mostly flat forested land with some small openings.

Nearby Attractions

Sand Lake Recreation Area

Udell Rollways Day Use and Disc Golf Course

Pine Lake Campground


The Marzinski Horse Trail is open to non-motorized use only. They are designed for horse riders but may be used by hikers as well. The trail is accessed by either the Marzinski Trailhead and Campground or the Steinberg Trailhead. Neither trailhead is maintained for horse use in the winter months. The Forest Service and volunteers maintain the trail system, which is marked by oak-routed signs and posts and request that care is taken to keep the trail system clean. “Pack it in, pack it out.” Horse riders are asked not to access the Little Manistee River, which may accelerate erosion and to be careful when crossing adjacent county and forest roads.

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Wellston -

Travel east on M-55 for 8 miles.

Turn left and travel south on Marzinski Rd. to the site.

Available Campsites

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