50 sites for tent or small trailer use some of which will accommodate 40-ft vehicle/trailer. Located on the north shore of Houghton Lake with excellent boating and fishing. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. Check with State Forest Campground Manager for seasonal availability.
The Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. Details and information on how to obtain your Michigan Recreation Passport can be found by visiting the MICHIGAN RECREATION PASSPORT web page.
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Houghton Lake (on site): Pike, Panfish, Bass, and Walleye.
Muskegon River (2 miles West): Panfish, Bass, and Pike.
Higgins Lake (6 miles North): Splake, Trout, Panfish, Bass, and Pike.
Houghton Lake State Forest is located near Gladwin, Harrison