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This camping area is named for Government Island. The 3 campsites are part of the Forest Services' 41 designated dispersed sites along the Upper Manistee River. The main access road along the powerline is a snowmobile trail in the winter.
From Manistee -
Travel east on M-55 for 15 miles.
Turn left and travel north on High Bridge Rd. for 6 miles.
Turn right and travel east on Coates Hwy. for 3.5 miles.
Turn right and travel south on Dilling Rd. for 2.5 miles.
Turn left and travel northeast on Upper River Rd. for 2.5 miles to the entrance of the site.
From Brethren -
Drive 3.5 miles east on Coates Hwy.
Turn right onto Dilling Rd. And drive 2.5 miles.
Turn left onto Upper River Rd. and drive 2.5 miles northeast to the entrance of the site.