Dispersed Camping in Michigan's National Forests

Dispersed Camping in Michigan's National Forests

Do you want to get away from other campers? Get out into the national forests in Michigan, where there are more than 90,000 acres of land to hunt down free, dispersed camping locations.

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  1. John Rybik on June 22, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Great video man thank you

  2. Brooke Smith on June 22, 2022 at 12:55 am

    How can you find these two track roads? Are they on normal maps? Thanks!

  3. Rock,N Robin on June 22, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Where does one find these maps of the trail roads and camping areas

  4. Grateful Glamper on June 22, 2022 at 1:02 am

    Great Video! We will have to check this out on our upcoming summer trip. We have a Jeep Wrangler, so it seems like it would make it up 2 track ok 🙂 Thanks for sharing 👍🏻

  5. Gimpy Camper on June 22, 2022 at 1:21 am

    I’m actually on my way to Traverse City to visit my dad tomorrow. I wish I could venture away and get into more woods. The wife is always dragging me to Macinac Island. Don’t get me wrong, It’s beautiful, and one of my favorite places…. but do we have to go every year to see the 18 fudge shops? lol

  6. Dean Webster on June 22, 2022 at 1:23 am

    Great video. It is nice to get away from it all. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Chief Enumclaw on June 22, 2022 at 1:28 am

    Thanks for sharing friend, much obliged.

  8. Ron Goote on June 22, 2022 at 1:30 am

    I drive in a front wheel drive sedan are these roads able to be navigated with that?

  9. Chris Lonsberry on June 22, 2022 at 1:31 am

    I just found you guys a couple of weeks ago and have been watching your Michigan State Parks series. I’m originally from Michigan and come back and visit when I can. Your videos are very good and offer a lot of information. You’re making my trip planning much easier. Thank you M

  10. ground pounder on June 22, 2022 at 1:32 am

    Greetings from Montague where the manistee national forest is my "backyard" per say. Nice to see videos about the forest.

  11. Creamys on June 22, 2022 at 1:33 am

    If you continued down the two track would you end up high on the banks of the pine river? Was there a creek with beaver dams near your campsite? That place looks super familiar think i might have camped there a couple years back, but down by the creek.

  12. C&J Outdoor Adventures on June 22, 2022 at 1:33 am

    One of my favorite things about Michigan. Headed out this weekend with the boys.

  13. The Traveling Buddy on June 22, 2022 at 1:33 am

    Have you ever stayed at the stare forest in sndford Michigan I just did it was nice.

  14. Lynne Ellen Kaiser on June 22, 2022 at 1:41 am

    I’m curious how you find the roads to check out? Do you use an atlas or an app? Do you ever need to fill out a permit for dispersed camping? What do you look for in a camping spot for dispersed camping? I’ve never done it but I sure want to! 🙂

  15. ronb2008 on June 22, 2022 at 1:42 am

    And you can enjoy being in the middle of nowhere with horseflys from hell and those little fucking gnats that get everywhere lmao. Totally nitpicking, dispersed camping is really amazing

  16. TheMonkdad on June 22, 2022 at 1:42 am

    That’s fantastic. It’s getting so this is the only way to find a peaceful camping experience. I’ll bet you have some stories which started like “we thought were miles away from anyone then all of a sudden…”

  17. C&J Outdoor Adventures on June 22, 2022 at 1:43 am

    You can also disperse camp on state forest too. Not just national Forest

  18. Jeff Richards on June 22, 2022 at 1:49 am

    Have you ever felt in danger from other 2 legged animals out there? if you know what I mean. Always wanted to try dispersed camping.

  19. Freeda Kaye on June 22, 2022 at 1:49 am

    We did a recon trip on the very bottom edge of the forest today. Some great options for our 19foot TT.

  20. John Marucci on June 22, 2022 at 1:49 am

    Makes we want to pack up now and try Manistee. Nice video!

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