We book only 2 sites at a time on our 40 acre property to give you a more secluded experience. There's no need to worry about finding firewood before your arrive as we supply you with a free bundle that is waiting for you when you get here! Our property is beautifully wooded and undeveloped, so you will need to bring your own drinking water with you. The sites are rust
We book only 2 sites at a time on our 40 acre property to give you a more secluded experience. There's no need to worry about finding firewood before your arrive as we supply you with a free bundle that is waiting for you when you get here! Our property is beautifully wooded and undeveloped, so you will need to bring your own drinking water with you. The sites are rustic campsites with a fire ring, table, and their own private "open air" pit toilet (click on the pictures above to view photos). We maintain 1 1/2 miles of marked, wooded trails that will guide 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. We accommodate tents and small trailers only, and do not allow generators, fireworks or firearms on the property.
We are located just three miles off of I-75. The larger town of Gaylord is only a 15 minute drive south. There's lots to do here in beautiful Northern Michigan! Only a few miles from our camp you can go for a swim at Thumb Lake Park or take a bike ride along the North Central State Trail in Vanderbilt. Drive 15 minutes north and 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.
- 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
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
The North Central State Trail runs right through Vanderbilt, MI, which is only a three mile drive from Camp 437.
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
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
Thumb Lake Park is just a few miles away. Public Beach access off of Magee Rd.
Elk Viewing in the Pigeon River Country State Forest
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.
You will need to drive down a two track road to reach the campsites.
The vibe at Camp 437 in the Sturgeon Valley
Places to see near Camp 437 in the Sturgeon Valley
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Perfect private getaway spot
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!
Quiet, serene, labor day friendly
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!
So peaceful and beautiful place!
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!
Secluded yet convenient
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.
Secluded, beautiful site
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!