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Get a free bundle of firewood when you stay!  Just three miles off of I-75 you can pitch your tent or park your small trailer on our private 40 acres in beautiful Northern Michigan.  A short walk along a wooded trail will take you to the river's edge where you can enjoy the beauty and wildlife along the West Branch of the Sturgeon River.  It will feel as if you are in the mi

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Get a free bundle of firewood when you stay!  Just three miles off of I-75 you can pitch your tent or park your small trailer on our private 40 acres in beautiful Northern Michigan.  A short walk along a wooded trail will take you to the river's edge where you can enjoy the beauty and wildlife along the West Branch of the Sturgeon River.  It will feel as if you are in the middle of nowhere, yet the convenience of the small town of Vanderbilt is just three miles away.  Also just a few miles away you can go for a swim at Thumb Lake Park or take a bike ride along the North Central State Trail.  The larger town of Gaylord is only a 15 minute drive south, and drive 15 minutes north you can canoe or kayak the main branch of the Sturgeon River in Wolverine.  There are many great hiking trails in the Pigeon River State Forest and the North Country National Scenic Trail is only 6 miles away.  Or, just stay put and hike the 1 mile loop around our property, stopping to rest along the river's edge.     

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

The North Central State Trail runs right through Vanderbilt, MI, which is only a three mile drive from Camp 437.

Fishing

Fly Fishing

Hiking

The North Country National Scenic Trail is only six miles away and there are several hiking trails in the Pigeon River State Fo...Read more

Paddling

Paddle the main branch of the Sturgeon River or many of the inland lakes in the area. Thumb Lake Park is only a couple of mile...Read more

Swimming

Thumb Lake Park is just a few miles away. Public Beach access off of Magee Rd.

Wildlife watching

Elk Viewing in the Pigeon River Country State Forest

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp 437 in the Sturgeon Valley in Michigan.

River, stream, or creek

The West Branch of the Sturgeon River runs through the property and is a .4 walk from the campsites.

Driveway

You will need to drive down a two track road to reach the campsites.

Forest

The vibe at Camp 437 in the Sturgeon Valley

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Hipcamper clarence
Clarence B.
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(Site 1)
June 21st, 2020

It was a wonderful and great experience for me and my girlfriend!

Hipcamper Dove and John
Response from Dove and John, the Host, on July 8th, 2020

We're so glad you had a nice time! Come back again anytime.

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Hipcamper Rick
Rick D.
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(Site 1)
October 28th, 2018

Beautiful campsite (s) and awesome hosts!! Definitely going back!!!

Hipcamper Dove and John
Response from Dove and John, the Host, on November 2nd, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay; come back again any time!

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Hipcamper Stacy

Perfect private getaway spot

Stacy H.
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(Site 1)
August 5th, 2019

This site was perfect and private. Just what we were looking for. Fun trails for the kids and we enjoyed finding frogs and crayfish by the river. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Dove and John
Response from Dove and John, the Host, on August 15th, 2019

We're so glad you had a nice time at our camp! Thanks for leaving such a nice review for us!

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Hipcamper Peg

Beautiful wooded spot.

Peg W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 2nd, 2019

Thanks. Clean, well organized.

Hipcamper Sam

Quiet, serene, labor day friendly

Sam N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 3rd, 2019

We finally found a campsite with privacy, woods, and remoteness! Previously we spent all our camping time at state parks, which are too cookie-cutter for our tastes. I liked the low firepit, the site was flat and clean, ample shade, and the wood was sorted from kindling to logs! Would definitely camp here again!

The toilet was an interesting experience, but it worked!

Hipcamper Cheyenne

So peaceful and beautiful place!

Cheyenne H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 23rd, 2020

Is it was so nice to be out in the woods and not in a crowded campground! Recommend printing the directions they would be very helpful! Unfortunately we left ours at home and had to drive a ways for service. luckily we gave them a call and she was so helpful to get us to the site! Very nice environment to relax in! Thanks so much for the stay!

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Hipcamper Kaci

Secluded yet convenient

Kaci P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 28th, 2020

We LOVED this camping experience. It was right off the highway but felt like it was far away from everything. The hosts are incredibly thoughtful and it showed through every detail. Trails were well maintained and the quiet creek with the hammock and chairs were perfect. I would highly recommend staying here.

Hipcamper Melissa

Peaceful and private

Melissa B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 3rd, 2020

I enjoyed my stay at the camp 437 ... I loved everything about this site. I will definitely return.

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Hipcamper Dove and John
Response from Dove and John, the Host, on July 8th, 2020

So glad you had a nice stay; you are welcome back anytime!

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Hipcamper Emilee

Secluded, beautiful site

Emilee S.
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(Site 2)
July 5th, 2020

Camp 437 was more than expected! It was the exact secluded camping site we were looking for. We stayed in the Field Site which had ample space for our tent. I especially loved the little touches they added to the camp site such as the fire starter kit, toilet paper, water to put out the fire, and pokers to cook food. We did get eaten alive by mosquitos (we forgot bug spray!), so don't forget it!

Hipcamper Dove and John
Response from Dove and John, the Host, on July 5th, 2020

We're so glad you liked out camp; thanks for leaving such a nice review! We hope you can come visit us again someday!

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Property
Camp 437 in the Sturgeon Valley
State
Michigan
Country
United States
$30/night
2 Sites

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