Huron Manistee National Forest
The Huron - Manistee National Forest is located in the rolling,
forested hills of Michigan's lower peninsula. Split down the middle, half of the forest is located in the
East, near Lake Huron. All of the campgrounds American Land & Leisure runs are part of the other
half; located on the western edge of the peninsula, on or near Lake Michigan, within a day's drive of
Chicago, Detroit, and Grand Rapids. These beautiful campgrounds draw tourists to their quiet forest trails,
wildflower covered meadows, and cool rivers to hike, swim and canoe. Bird watching, mountain biking, hunting,
and horseback riding are also available.
American Land & Leisure runs three different facilities
in the Huron Manistee Forest.
Bowman Bridge Campground is a quiet, forested campground about 5 miles west of Baldwin. It has
24 camp sites. Campers come out to fish for trout, salmon and steelhead in the nearby river. The
North Country National Scenic Hiking Trail has a trailhead at the campground, and campers enjoy the varied
local wildlife. The hosts at this site also manage Gleason's Landing Campground. This is a walk-in
facility with 8 sites along the Pere Marquette River. Hours are 20 hours per week per couple during the
regular season, and 30 hours per week per couple during the peak season. Water and sewer hookups are
The area managers work together with two other host couples at
Lake Michigan Campground. Situated in a hardwood forest about twelve miles from Freesoil, this
campground has 99 campsites, many trailheads, a beach and a playground. Campers also come out to fish for
trout in Lake Michigan. There is no traffic noise, and the sunsets are spectacular. If there's a breeze,
you can hear the waves crashing on the beach from the host site. Hours are 40 hours per week per couple.
Full hookups are provided.
Sand Lake Campground is located about a mile and
a half from Dublin, in a mixed hardwood forest on Sand Lake. Campers come out to hike local trails,
fish in the lake, or just get away. This campground is close to a gas station and grocery store, but
off the beaten track. Hours are 20 hours per week per couple during the regular season and 40 hours
per week per couple during the peak season. Water and electric hookups are provided.