at Pines Point
Pines Point is part of the White River Semi-Primitive Non-Motorized area of the Manistee National Forest.
Picnicking- There are numerous picnic tables in the pine grove from which the area gets its name.
A short trail leads from the parking area to the picnic area. The semi-primitive area is about 10 square miles, and hiking opportunities abound although there are no marked trails.
Paddling- The White River flows along the east edge of Pines Point and there is access to put in canoes or kayaks. For a quick trip of about 30 minutes just go around the point.
Fishing- Access to the river at several locations
Camping- Pines Point is a National Forest campground with 32 rustic campsites. Each has a fire ring and picnic table. Unlike most such campgrounds, this one has a toilet house with flush toilets and running water. Check with the National Forest for current rates.
Also, dispersed camping within the National Forest is allowed unless posted otherwise. You must not camp within 200 feet of waterways except at designated sites.
Rest Rooms- There is a latrine on the trail to the picnic area, and a toilet house at the campground.
Potable Water- at the campground rest room
Handicap Accessibility- The latrine is accessible from a paved path, although the hill to reach it is probably more than 2% grade.
Access- Dirt roads south off Garfield Rd. Follow National Forest Signs. Parking loop for the picnic area and canoe launch is separate from the campground.
Restrictions- National Forest regulatons apply.
Seasonality- Campground is open early May to early October.
Ecosystem- Mixed upland forest of pine and oak on banks of White River
Other points of interest- Pines Point is one small part of the large White Lake Semi-Primitive area with many opportunities for quiet recreation.
most recent date this info personally checked- July 2016
Additional Facilities- Small town amenities in Hesperia six miles northeast.
Maintained by- Baldwin District of the Manistee National Forest
650 N. Michigan Avenue
P.O. Box D
Baldwin, MI 49304
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