Peterson Bridge Campground is located on the Pine River in Michigan's Manistee National Forest and it is known for its excellent trout fishing and canoeing. It offers both tent sites and RV sites with amenities such as shade and seclusion, and the Pine River has been designated a National Wild and Scenic River.


Peterson Bridge Campground is located on the Pine River in Michigan’s Manistee National Forest. The location on the river makes it ideal for canoeists and those looking to experience the adventure of this swift moving river.


With access to the river so close, floating the Pine River is a popular activity at Peterson Bridge. Several locations near the campground offer canoe rentals. Supporting outstanding trout fishing, the Pine River is also a “Blue Ribbon” cold-water fishery. For State Fishing Regulations consult the Michigan Department of Natural Resources website, website


The facility offers several tent sites which are walk-in only. Those tent sites on the river bank can also be accessed from the river.
In addition, the facility offers RV sites with many of the sites at this facility offering shade and seclusion.

Natural Features

The Pine River is well known as one of the most outstanding canoeing and trout fishing rivers in the Midwest. The river gradient is 7% and, depending upon the season, offers the fasted average flow of any river in lower Michigan. The lower 26 miles of the Pine River have been designated a National Wild and Scenic River.
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