Blacksmith Bayou Campground


Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM

Manistee National Forest
Dickson, Michigan 49689

Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 6

About: One of many bayous along the lower portion of the river, Blacksmith is an oxbow lake left from an old river channel. The river channel moves during geologic time, creating new meanders in the mile-wide river valley. The North Country Trail follows the ridge along the bayou and crosses the entrance road. This is a good area for ice fishing.

Fees: See for rates.

Usage: Light

Closest Towns: Brethren

Water: None

Restrictions: See for restrictions.

Restrooms: Vault Toilet

From Manistee -
Travel east on M-55 for 15 miles.
Turn left and travel north on High Bridge Rd. for 2 miles.
Turn left and travel west on Chicago Ave. for 1 mile.
Turn right and travel north for .5 miles to the site entrance.


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