Search Bay

Near Hessel, Michigan

Search Bay does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Search no more for your perfect, off-the-beaten-track campsite and swimming hole. At Search Bay you will be surrounded by:

How to Get to Search Bay?

A single-track dirt road, (Forest Road 3436) starts from Michigan Highway 134 (M-134) and meanders through aspen groves, cedar swamps, meadows and ponds to an unimproved camping area along the edge of Search Bay.

Primitive Camping:

Camping is primitive, with no facilities such as tables, toilets or drinking water.


Small Boats Allowed:

Trails traverse the area and provide a wonderful experience. Depending on water levels, the boat launch may be used to launch small boats. Kayak and canoe access is available.