Where can I kayak the Manistee River?

Chippewa Landing can help you plan a great trip on the Manistee River, an unspoiled, natural river. There are miles and miles of great camping spots along the mostly public land that the Manistee River flows through.

Can you camp anywhere on Manistee River Trail?

Several observation sites along the trail provide hikers with vista views of the Manistee River and surrounding area. There are several dispersed campsites along the trail.

Is the Manistee River Trail open?

Area Status: Open The Manistee River Trail/North Country National Scenic Trail connector is also the site of the largest wooden suspension bridge in Lower Michigan. Several observation sites along the trail provide hikers with vista views of the Manistee River and surrounding area.

Can you swim in the Manistee River?

Lakes range in size and depth, and most Forest Service access sites are the only public access available to those lakes….Swimming.

Area Site
Lake Michigan Hoags Lake
Lake Michigan
Nordhouse Dunes
Manistee/Wellston Pine Lake

Do you need a permit to kayak Manistee River?

Permits are required for all watercraft, including tubes and stand-up paddle boards, from the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend through the Monday of Labor Day Weekend for a recreation fee of $2 per day per watercraft. The reservation fee ($6.00) is non-refundable.

How long does it take to hike the Manistee River Trail loop?

Try this 19.2-mile loop trail near Mesick, Michigan. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 7 h 23 min to complete. This is a very popular area for backpacking, camping, and fishing, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.

Can you bike the Manistee River Trail?

ONE NIGHT HIKE OR A WEEKEND BIKE: Another great weekend trip is a hike and bike. Pack the bikes and the camping gear and set up at Red Bridge and head out on the North Country Trail for a great weekend biking. You can bike north or south along the NCT on day one, and camp at Red Bridge for the night.

Where does the Manistee River Trail start?

With many access points to the trails, starting out at the Upper River Trailhead just off of Coates Highway is a great spot to begin. It is typically less crowded during the summer months compared to nearby Red Bridge, or Seaton Creek Campground to the north.

Can you swim in Lake Manistee?

This west Michigan town, set on a quiet stretch of some of Lake Michigan’s prettiest shoreline, and the banks of the Manistee River, is a Michigan water wonderland: perfect for swimming, boating, fishing or simply gazing at the beautiful blue water from a bench on a lake bluff.