Pickerel Lake (Kalkaska) State Forest Campground


4.00 out of 5
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Campground Description

13 sites for tent and small trailer use. Located on Pickerel lake providing boating and good pan fishing. Off-Road Vehicle Trail nearby. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Barrier-free sites and toilets available. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. Check with State Forest Campground Manager for seasonal availability.
Contact: State Government (recreation.gov)
Posted by: TrailAPI on February 3, 2013
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    Campground Activities

    Fishing, atv riding, boating, rustic camping, wildlife viewing

    Campground Amenities

    Boat launch; vault toilets; potable water

    Reservation info

    No reservations.

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    Reviews of Pickerel Lake (Kalkaska) State Forest Campground

    Reviewed by spartyblaze on June 25, 2012

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    This is a great campground that blends peace and quiet camping with drive-up parking and spots. Pickeral lake has several great vantages and a trail that goes around it.

    The ATV trails nearby are also helpful.
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    Reviewed by Guest on July 8, 2009

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    Beautiful campground! If you are looking for a wilderness experence in MI this is it. You can hike around the lake, and enjoy the wild blueberries, wild flowers, and maybe even see a bald eagle. The only downfall of this campground is that on the weekend it may be crowded with locals that can be kind of loud and it's not very well regulated, rangers only come through every few days.
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