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Sherwood Forest

· Rapid City, Kalkaska, Michigan
60 acres hosted by Samuel S.
2 RV/tent sites
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Beautiful property adjoining thousands of acres of state land, trails, and great views of lake Skegomog. Two rustic sites available with fire rings. We will allow horses must have own fencing systems. Access to the north country trail, and other orv trails system. 15 minutes to Torch lake, Elk Rapids, and Traverse city. Really a great location to get to almost anywhere in northern Michigan.Our property is very unique in the relation to everything that is around it. Traverse City being so close as well as torch lake elk rapids and it's not a very far drive to charlevoix Petoskey or the bridge or even Mackinaw Island. We have a lake about a mile from the property that you can walk to or bike jog ride your side by side or horses to. This property butts up to the national Forest and many trails for horse riding ORV riding or just cruising around on dirt roads. We are very close to Guernsey lake State Park which is just a quick drive down dockery road. Also sand lakes quiet area is right in this area too. We are a 5-minute drive to Turtle Creek Casino, and the Grand Traverse resort is just past that at maybe 10 minutes. We are open to more guests than six at a campsites just please be respectful of the property and pay the extra 5$ per person. We have rustic campsites please be very careful of fire and don't leave trash. Obviously we like the motto leave it better than it was when you got there. We do have some family disc golf baskets around the property and a small private disc golf course that we are hoping to expand into a really nice disc golf course. We are hoping to add more accommodations in the very near future. Please let us know what can better accommodate your stay. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
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7 ratings · 6 reviews
Rodion S.recommends
June 10, 2024
Boondocks site 1 and site 2
Samuel keeps improving the site every year, and that is great to see! The addition of a post-mounted park style grill is very welcome, and the new elevated flower box adds some beauty to the setting. This has become our favorite annual camping spot for visits to the Torch Lake area.
Lynanne P.recommends
August 14, 2023
Boondocks site 1 and site 2
The camping site was very nice. Samuel had wood and water available for us to use. The location was close to TC and torch lake and other area lakes. We will camp there again. Thank you for letting us use your property.
Matt M.recommends
August 13, 2023
Boondocks site 1 and site 2
Great location between Traverse City and the Chain of Lakes. There are a couple of firepits with plenty of open area around for setting up tents or campers, and an outhouse near one them. One of the trails south of Samuel’s property goes up to the top of a large hill, and has a great view of the lakes.
Paula W.
September 13, 2022
Boondocks site 1 and site 2
Great acreage! 60 acres of an old Christmas tree farm and backing up to state forests/2 track roads ,views of the surrounding lakes from some spots, sooths the soul. We walked all over enjoying mother nature Our site, which included the only workable pit toilet was awesome even though near the power lines. The outhouse was home/hand made and quite unusual and very clever. Bring some toilet paper. Plenty of wood to skunk for. Host will tell you where. The other fire pit site which had a "potty" is not workable right now but this property is a work in progress. But quieter. Cons: The noise from M72 traffic was not enjoyable. If the wind blows from the south, it's not too bad, but if calm or wind from north, the noise at our spot was quite noticeable. We wanted to leave that back home in the city. Also, there are no picnic tables so be prepared. The host said he might have some kind of table he could bring. Work in progress. Sites are hard to find up 2 track hilly roads with ridges but host will be happy to lead you in. Great stuff: Lovely views and so, so close to many activities. spent most of our time kayaking / hiking/walking. The hosts were above amazing. Many questions asked and answered quickly ahead of time due to personal needs and the brother hosts were so very kind. They also left us a little basket of veggies from their garden /small bottle of their homemade maple syrup. And we got to hear coyotes howling /yipping! we loved that !!
Rodion S.recommends
September 8, 2022
Boondocks site 1 and site 2
Samuel replied to our questions about the site very promptly before we booked the stay for our 10-person group, and we loved that we had the freedom to pick any spot on this beautiful large property. His brother met us upon arrival and showed us the freshly mowed area with a new fire ring and - get this - a brand new outhouse! We had no reason to look for alternative spots and set up our tents there for four nights, thankful for such great accommodations! Being able to get a bucket of water from the host’s garden hose was very convenient for showering and washing dishes. There is one spot with a great view of lake Skegemog, and we loved being so close to the boat launch on that lake.
Lizzet P.recommends
September 4, 2022
Boondocks site 1 and site 2
Coming back next year!
We really enjoyed our stay here, the host were very accommodating and helpful. The spot we got to stay at was beautiful, lots of large trees and trails for dirtbikes/atvs. The kids had a lot of fun and pets are welcome as well. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a place to go that’s comfortable and secluded/private, it’s great for family outings and can accommodate a large group. I will definitely be returning to camp here.
Rapid City, Kalkaska, Michigan, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Odawa First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Samuel S.Joined in July 2022
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