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Houghton Lake State Forest Campground

Phone number indicated above is for the Management Unit. This is a semi-modern, 50 site campground for tent or small trailer use, some of which will accommodate a 40-ft vehicle/trailer. Services include a modern restroom building (no showers) and potable water from hand pump wells. The campground is open from mid April to mid September.
Main Number: (989) 821-6125
LAT 44.400536144599997 LONG -84.774788104199999
County: Roscommon
Google Map of Houghton Lake State Forest Campground
Driving Directions: Roscommon County - 6 miles NW of Houghton Lake Heights via West Shore Drive
  • Recreational Pass Not Required
  • Not ADA accessible
  • Categorized as: State Forest Campground
  • Total Number of Sites: 50
  • OCE Site Fee: 17
Area Information: Nearby Town: Houghton Lake  8 miles South

Food:  Grocery, Fast Food, Sit Down, Bar

Services:  Gas, Auto Repair, Laundry, Bait, Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Special Events:  Tip-Up Town USA -January; Fall Fun Fest -September; Fish Tournament -June; (989-366-5644)

Phone Numbers:  Nearest Public Telephone: 4 Season Party Store (2 miles East)

Medical: 911

Police: 911

Closest Wrecker: (989)422-4910

Closest Veterinarian: (989)366-7404

To Report Poaching: (800)292-7800

Note: Dial *911 for an emergency on a cellular phone

Activities at Houghton Lake State Forest Campground

Fishing: Houghton Lake (on site): Pike, Panfish, Bass, and Walleye.
Muskegon River (2 miles West): Panfish, Bass, and Pike.
Higgins Lake (6 miles North): Splake, Trout, Panfish, Bass, and Pike.
Designated Watchable Wildlife Site: Houghton Lake Flats (1.5 miles West) is home to ducks, geese, great blue herons, shorebirds, marshland songbirds, black terns, osprey, bald eagles, and muskrats.
Backus Lake (12 miles SE) provides opportunity to see loons, woodcocks, coyotes, osprey, beavers, waterfowl, marshland songbirds, great blue herons, shorebirds, and bald eagles.

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