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Big Oaks State Forest Campground

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 27 sites for tent and small trailer use, 20 of these will accommodate 40-ft vehicle/trailer. A hilly, secluded atmosphere located on beautiful Avery Lake. Boating and fishing opportunities. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump.
Main Number: (989) 785-4388
County: Montmorency
Google Map of Big Oaks State Forest Campground
Driving Directions: Montmorency County - 10 miles SW of Atlanta via Co Road 487 and Avery Lake Road.
  • Recreational Pass Not Required
  • Not ADA accessible
  • Categorized as: State Forest Campground
  • Total Number of Sites: 27
Offering: RUSTIC

Facilities at Big Oaks State Forest Campground

Rustic Site:

Activities at Big Oaks State Forest Campground

Fishing: Avery Lake (on site); Crooked Lake (5 miles North); Thunder Bay River (7 miles NE): Perch, Bass, Pike, Bluegill, Walleye.
Hiking: Buttles Road (10 miles West): 7 miles of rolling terrain. Hike and mountain bike.
High Country (16 miles West): Over 80 miles of varied terrain connecting 9 State Forest campgrounds winding through scenic back country.
Designated Watchable Wildlife Site: Pigeon River country Elk Range is home to the largest free roaming elk herd east of the Mississippi River. Several elk viewing sites have been established although the elk can be seen throughout the area (11 miles NW).
Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes: Hunt Creek Trail (3 miles South): 33 miles of cycle/ATV trail.
Big Bear Trail and Connector (10 miles West): 20 miles of cycle/ATV trail connecting to Crapo Creek Trail.
Atlanta Trail (12 miles North): 82 miles of cycle/ATV trail.
Avery Lake (1/2 mile NE): Ramp access at Avery Lake State Forest Campground.
Crooked Lake (5 miles North): Ramp access

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