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Unread 04-12-2012, 12:10 AM   #1
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Looking for some campsites, state park/trail reviews. Not wanting to go past silver lake as of yet. Familiar with niles, three oaks, kalamazoo, st jo, holland so any areas in between there is manageable. Really wanting a campground where we can do some exploring do a trail or two and eventually reach a spot to set up a tent for the night. Ive been digging around the dnr sites but nothing too helpful aside from rules, regs, and certs. Thanks guys

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Unread 04-12-2012, 09:53 AM   #2
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You can find state parks and forests here: http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/parkmap.aspx

I usually head further north for the kind of camping you're looking for.
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Unread 04-12-2012, 10:23 AM   #3
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Thanks, I will take a look. And seems to be the impression I get is head farther north for more the trail and camping kind of wheeling.
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Unread 04-12-2012, 10:33 AM   #4
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If you have time, feel free to check out these pics: http://s684.photobucket.com/albums/v...0%20Sept%2011/ I have tons more, just didn't want to upload them all.

These are just a few taken up north in September, mostly at campsites scattered about the trails.
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Unread 04-12-2012, 12:24 PM   #5
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I will look once I'm off work. Thanks!
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Unread 04-13-2012, 02:26 PM   #6
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There's nothing for wheeling or 2 track trails in Southwest MI. As mentioned, you'll have to go to state/national land up north for what you want to do. The closest would be Manistee National Forest. I've only done a little exploring here. Hiawatha in the UP would probably be better, but it's far away.

Also, keep in mind that not all trails are open to Jeeps.
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Unread 04-14-2012, 01:51 PM   #7
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Good info. Jason, solid pics !
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Unread 04-16-2012, 02:27 PM   #8
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If you have time, feel free to check out these pics: http://s684.photobucket.com/albums/v...0%20Sept%2011/ I have tons more, just didn't want to upload them all.

These are just a few taken up north in September, mostly at campsites scattered about the trails.
These pics were taken in Atlanta,Mi? Looks like a great spot.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 02:38 PM   #9
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These pics were taken in Atlanta,Mi? Looks like a great spot.
Yep. All north of Atlanta and south of Onaway. Some were on the ORV trails, others were on the state land to the west.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 02:44 PM   #10
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I'll have to check Atlanta out. I always go camping in Mio,guess i'll travel a little further north . Thanks man!!

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Unread 04-18-2012, 07:45 AM   #11
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Yep. All north of Atlanta and south of Onaway. Some were on the ORV trails, others were on the state land to the west.
Great pics. Specifically what state land were you on to the west?
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Unread 04-18-2012, 08:23 AM   #12
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West of 33, North of 32. The green shaded areas are public.

http://www.midnr.com/FLW/LandsOpen-H...ncy_COUNTY.pdf

Honestly, some of the "roads" in this area were more fun than the ORV trails.
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Unread 04-18-2012, 08:38 AM   #13
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^ awesome !
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Unread 04-19-2012, 06:15 PM   #14
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I've seen a green covered atlas of Michigan's seasonal roads and trails at several different off-road stores. Not bad price too.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 07:40 PM   #15
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This one. I've had one since I had my driver's license.

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