Hipcamp host Tim M.,
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The property is 40 acres surrounded by national forest. It is off a paved road and then 1/2 mile down a seasonal Forest Service road to a locked gate. It has about 1320 feet of the West Branch or Big Creek running through it. There is a 1940's fishing lodge where the owners stay. The campsite has it's own picnic table, fire ring and firewood for your use, but there is room f

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The property is 40 acres surrounded by national forest. It is off a paved road and then 1/2 mile down a seasonal Forest Service road to a locked gate. It has about 1320 feet of the West Branch or Big Creek running through it. There is a 1940's fishing lodge where the owners stay. The campsite has it's own picnic table, fire ring and firewood for your use, but there is room for 3 or 4 tents. To insure privacy I only allow 1 group at a time. Bring your pole since there are brook and brown trout in the creek. Along the creek is a hiking path that follows the creek and leads to a beaver dam. On a clear moonless night you can see a billion star, yes really. Although ORV's are not to be ridden on the property there are a couple hundred miles of 50" and motorcycle trails just outside of our gate.  It is also 1/2 mile off the MI shore to shore horse riding trail. No hunting, shooting, or fireworks allowed on the property. Depending on the time of the year, don't forget bug spray. Verizon cellular service works on the property, but other cellular services might not.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 27ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Tim a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 3PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Trout season opens the last Saturday in April

Hiking

There are trails to explore on and off the property

Horseback riding

Only about 1/2 mile off the Michigan coast to coast horse trail

Paddling

Kayaks and canoe are ideal for this section of creek (BYOK)

Off-roading (OHV)

No ORV riding on the property, but there are hundreds of miles of 50" trails surrounding the property

Swimming

The water is clear, but cold. There are several 4 or 5 foot holes near beaver dams, but most of the area is shallow

Wildlife watching

There is everything from paleo woodpeckers to deer to watch for

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Dam Beavers in Michigan.

Forest

The property is surrounded by the Huron-Manistee National Forest

River, stream, or creek

West Branch of Big Creek cuts through the property

Wetlands

On the other side of the creek are wetlands which provide opportunities to watch wildlife

Driveway

The driveway leading in is a Forest Service dirt road. Cars should be fine, but if snow is on the ground a 4x4 might be needed.

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Hipcamper Troy

Highly recommended!

Troy W.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2021

Great place, very quiet and remote, well laid out and easy to find. Tim was a great host and replied to messages very quickly. The property is beautiful, so very peaceful.

I look forward to returning again. Thanks Tim!

Minimalist camping at it's finest. Fruit trees in various locations.Great spaces for tents.Nice flat spots, pefectly manicured property.
Hipcamper Meg

Beautiful, day and night

Meg B.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2021

Great place to stay. Beautiful cold
clear creek, beautiful night skies, nice setup and very well maintained. Clear directions from host made it easy to find. Thanks, Tim!

Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan M.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2021

Tim was quick to answer any questions and checked in to make sure we arrived OK. This is a well kept property just off a short drive out of town down a forest service road. It was supremely quiet with only the distant noise of occasional ORVs and planes (good place to use a flight radar). Plenty of space to spread out around the campsite. Plenty of areas marked with signs around the property to explore. The pit latrine was clean and adequate for any immediate needs.

The creek was great and well cleared for wandering and swimming. Very great views in each direction as the creek is at the bottom of a short hill.

Plenty of trails to wander and a big hill to bike down.

Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan H.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2021

Great spot, with a beautiful stream. Fly fishing and floating down the creek was so much fun. Really clean and easy to get to. Loved every minute!

Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah T.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2021

Perfect for a rustic getaway as a family, couple of just with the dog.

Hipcamper Kent

Mid-michigan happy place!

Kent H.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2021

Great spot for a couple of tents or a small camper. Nice flat area along a sandy hill running to the brook below. Adjacent to ORV trails and public lands but no noise during the time we were there (Memorial Day weekend). We had one night of moderate rain with no drainage or runoff issues. Nice firepit and picnic table. We used this as our home base for hiking in the area (Mio, Grayling, West Branch and points in between). Great communication with the owner with easy access by locked gate. There is another building on site (the fishing lodge, which was not in use while we were here) but it is removed enough for the campsite to feel private. Private, serene and low-stress way to enjoy the Au Sable area.

Hipcamper Amanda

Would stay again!

Amanda M.
recommends this listing.
October 2nd, 2020

The property was beautiful, remote, and perfect for our weekend getaway. Plus, Tim was very responsive and polite.

Highly recommend and would stay again!

Hipcamper Brian
Brian H.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2020

This was our favorite camping spot this weekend. It's nice and quiet - away from the road noise, even - has great skies at night because it's away from all the light pollution in more densely populated areas, and, somehow, no mosquitos! We'd definitely go back.

Hipcamper Maya
Maya A.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2020

The campsite was pretty private and really nice. One of my favorite Hipcamps thus far! A nice trail and dock are near the site. Tim provides plenty of firewood! Would definitely return.

Property
Perfect Ten Lodge
State
Michigan
Country
United States
$45/night
1 Site

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