Lake Michigan Recreation Area


Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM

Orchid Loop
Manistee National Forest
Free Soil, Michigan 49411

Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 99

About: This campground borders Lake Michigan to the west and Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area to the south. There are two accesses for the beach, one at the end of both roads. There are several historical interpretive signs along the campground trails discussing history and dune ecology of the area. The Violet and Hemlock Loops have a pressurized water system. The picnic ground has a well system.

Fees: See for rates

Usage: Heavy

Closest Towns: Manistee, Ludington

Water: Drinking Water

Restrictions: See for restrictions

Restrooms: Flush & Vault Toilet

From Manistee -
Travel south on US-31 for 10 miles.
Turn right and travel west on W. Forest Trail Rd. for 8 miles.
W. Forest Trail Rd. becomes FR 5629. Continue west on FR 5629.
The road terminates at the site.


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