Hungerford Equestrian Group Campsite

Huron-Manistee National Forests

The Hungerford Recreation Area offers access to over 50 miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking.

The horse trails connect to the group campsite. There are a few small lakes located nearby, including, Hungerford Lake, Toogood Lake and Mud Lake.

There are eight individual sites within the group camp area. Each site can accommodate one large horse trailer, two vehicles and eight people.

Picnic tables, lantern posts, fire rings, and picket poles to highline horses are provided at each of the eight sites. A vault toilet, manure disposal area, trash disposal, and large group campfire ring are provided for the campground. Drinking water is available at the Hungerford Campground, located 1.25 miles south of the site.

The group site's check in and check out time is 12 noon.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The campground is perched along lightly rolling hills in the Manistee National Forest. It is about a mile north of Hungerford Lake and the 48 site Hungerford Campground.

The lake spans 30 acres and is a favorite spot to see fall colors. The Manistee National Forest comprises 540,000 acres and meets the eastern shore of Lake Michigan.

Nearby Attractions

Visit the city of Big Rapids, Michigan, or the Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary. Benton, Indian, Brush, and Shelley lakes are also nearby.


Forty-seven plus miles of horseback riding trails and 10 miles of mountain biking trails make the campground an ideal place for both equestrian campers and outdoors enthusiasts.

Hungerford Lake is located a half mile south of the Hungerford Family Campground and one and a quarter miles south of the Hungerford Equestrian Group Campsite. The area offers fishing and boating opportunities. Horses are not allowed in or around the lake area, but visitors interested in fishing are welcome to cast for bass, pike and pan fish. There is a boat ramp located at the lake.

Changes & Cancellations

Cancellations will not be accepted within 7 days of scheduled date of arrival.

Contact Information


Forest Road 5134 Big Rapids MI 49307

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 231-745-4631

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Big Rapids on US-131: Take M-20 west 8.5 miles to Cypress Ave. Go 0.5 miles north on Cypress Ave. Turn right on Hungerford Lake Drive and proceed 0.5 miles. Turn north on FR5134 and travel 2 miles to the group campsite.

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