Crow Lake & Big Knob Pathways
Maybe the facility fills up during the Fourth of July weekend, but the rest of the summer you can usually count on getting a site in the rustic campground. Arrive during the middle of the week or at the end of August to obtain a site just inside the towering pines along the Lake Michigan shoreline, where your tent will be only a few steps from the golden sand and light blue waters of Lake Michigan.
There are three trails accessible from the state forest campground with the shortest trail being the 0.25-mile climb (0.5-mile round trip) to Big Knob, a high point on a forested sand dune. The posted trailhead is 2.5 miles north of the campground (3.5 miles south of US-2 along Big Knob Road), right across the parking area from Crow Lake Pathway, the longest trail at 2.5 miles. Right at the campground is Marsh Lake Pathway, a 1.5-mile loop past a series of ponds and wetlands.
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