Peterson Bridge Campground is nestled beside the Pine River western Michigan, and if you're planning a getaway in this gorgeous part of the state, you'd be barking mad not to check it out! Throughout your stay, you’ll enjoy the campground’s great amenities and the numerous activities available nearby. Best of all, you can camp with your canine companion at Peterson Bridge, so you’re sure to have a pawsitively amazing time.
The campground has 31 campsites; some of the sites are walk-in-only tent sites, and other sites can accommodate RVs and trailers. Some sites are even paddle-in, so if you don't have your own watercraft but want to stay at one of these sites, you'll need to rent a canoe from one of the many rental services nearby.
The nightly fees for the sites are $8 and $21. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring, and on the grounds, you can also access drinking water, firewood, trash collection, an ice machine, and a picnic area. Guests note that the campground is clean and has plenty of space between sites.
There are lots of great activities for you to enjoy throughout your stay at Peterson Bridge Campground. The river is known as a premier kayaking and canoeing destination, and it features Class 1 and Class 2 Rapids. There is also an extensive trail network throughout Huron-Manistee National Forests that you can explore. One popular trail north of the campground is Manistee River Trail South. This point-to-point trail welcomes woofers on-leash, and it runs just under five miles along its namesake river. If you head east to Lake Mitchell, you can explore Cadillac Heritage Nature Trail. This is a slightly easier loop trail that spans about three miles and has a very slight elevation gain of just 29 feet.
While you’re camping at Peterson Bridge, please remember to keep your dog leashed at all times. You should also clean up after your pooch at the campground. If you plan on boating on the Pine River between May 15 and Labor Day, you will need to obtain a permit beforehand.