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Pigeon river state forrest
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18 trail camps are Closed!!!!
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500
Not Rated 
 
 
 
10    
Allegan
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Allegan State Game Area
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100
Easy 
 
Primitive
 
0  
Allendale
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Bass River State Recreation Area
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7
Easy 
 
Day
  (Not Star Rated)
0  
Rapid River
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Bay de Noc Horse Trail System
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40
More Difficult 
 
 
 
3  
Decatur
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Bluestone Ridge Campground
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8
Not Rated 
 
 
 
25  
Howell
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Brighton State Recreation Area
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25
More Difficult 
 
Primitive, toilets, pump
 
25 Tie-up/picket posts, water  
Dowagiac, Michigan
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Butler Tree Farm Horsemans Campground
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8
  
  (Not Star Rated)
Cabins
  (Not Star Rated)
0  
Chase, Big Rapids, Cadillac, Reed City
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D Bar D Ranch
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250
Easy 
 
 
 
25  
Elba
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Elba Equestrian Complex
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20
More Difficult 
 
Primitive Pump
 
0 Tie-up Water
Mt. Morris
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Everett A. Cummings Center
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10
Easy 
 
 
  (Not Star Rated)
10    
Jackson/Ann Arbor
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Farm Lane Campground
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50
More Difficult 
 
elect, pump, toilet
 
0 water, tie-ups
Waterloo Recreation Area State Park
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Farmlane Campground
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15
Rigorous 
 
Elect, Water, Toilet, sanitary station
 
40 Tie-up, Water, pens
Augusta
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Fort Custer Rec Area
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22
Challenging 
 
 
  (Not Star Rated)
219  
Sagola
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Getaway Stable
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50
Easy 
  (Not Star Rated)
 
  (Not Star Rated)
5  
Grayling
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Goose Creek Horseman's Camp - AuSable State Forest
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40
Rigorous 
 
Primitive, Water,Toilet
 
50 Tie-up, Water  
rapid river
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grand island trail
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70
Rigorous 
  (Not Star Rated)
 
  (Not Star Rated)
0  
Ann Arbor
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Hell Creek Ranch
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20
More Difficult 
 
 
 
0  
Highland
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Highland Recreation Area
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0
Easy 
 
 
 
30  
Big Rapids
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Hungerford Lake
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100
Easy 
 
Primitive,
 
40 Tie-ups
Ionia
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Ionia State Recreation Area
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17
Easy 
 
Primitive, Shower,Toilet
 
47 Water, Stream,  
South Haven to Kalamazoo
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Kal_Haven Trail State Park
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0
Easy 
 
 
 
0  
Wetmore
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Kenbuck area trails U.P. Michigan
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10
Easy 
  (Not Star Rated)
 
  (Not Star Rated)
5   Photo
Grayling
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Luzerne Horseman's Camp
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50
Rigorous 
 
Primitive, Water, Toilet
 
50 Water, Tie-up Photo
Manistee
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Manistee Trail Head
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0
More Difficult 
 
primitive
 
25  
Northville
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Maybury State Park
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11
More Difficult 
 
Day, Toilet, Pump
 
0 Day, Tie-up, Water  
Frankenmuth
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Morgandale Meadows
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10
Not Rated 
  (Not Star Rated)
 
  (Not Star Rated)
0  
Ortonville
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Ortonville Recreation Area
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0
Easy 
 
 
 
25  
Ortonville
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Ortonville Recreation Area (Hadley Hills)
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15
Easy 
 
Primative
 
25 Tie-up
Pinckney
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Pinckney Recreation Area
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0
Easy 
 
 
 
0  
manistique
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pine martin run
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100
Not Rated 
 
 
 
0  
Pontiac
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Pontiac Lake Recreation Area
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17
Easy 
 
 
 
30  
Commerce Twp.
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Proud Lake Recreation Area
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0
Easy 
  (Not Star Rated)
 
  (Not Star Rated)
0  
Marcellus
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Russ Forest
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7
Easy 
 
 
  (Not Star Rated)
0  
Frederic
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Shore to Shore - Happi Days Campground and Diner
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50
More Difficult 
 
 
 
50    
Lewiston
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Shore -to-Shore - North Johnson's Crossing
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50
Easy 
  (Not Star Rated)
Pump
  (Not Star Rated)
0 Water, Tie-up
Grayling
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Shore-to-Shore - 4-Mile Camp
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50
Easy 
 
Pump
 
0 Water, Tie-up
Traverse City
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Shore-to-Shore - Dubonnet Lake Camp
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50
Easy 
 
 
 
0  
Empire
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Shore-to-Shore - Gerry Lake Camp
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30
Easy 
 
Pump, Toliet
 
0 Water, Tie-up
Goose Creek
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Shore-to-Shore - Goose Creek Camp
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50
Easy 
  (Not Star Rated)
Toliet, Pump
  (Not Star Rated)
0 Water, Tie-up
Kalkaska
Weather

Shore-to-Shore - Kalkaska Camp
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50
Easy 
 
Pump
 
0 Water, Tie-rp
Luzerne
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Shore-to-Shore - Luzerne Camp
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50
Easy 
  (Not Star Rated)
Toliet; Pump
  (Not Star Rated)
0 Water; Tie-up Photo
Mio
Weather

Shore-to-Shore - McKinley Camp
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50
Easy 
 
Pump, toliets
 
0 Water
Vanderbuilt
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Shore-to-Shore - North Elk Hill Camp
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50
Easy 
 
Pump
 
0 Water
Indian River
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Shore-to-Shore - North Stoney Creek
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50
Easy 
  (Not Star Rated)
Pump
  (Not Star Rated)
0 Water, Tie-up
Grayling
Weather

Shore-to-Shore - North Walsh Road Location
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50
Easy 
  (Not Star Rated)
Pump
  (Not Star Rated)
0 Water; Tie-up
Oscoda
Weather

Shore-to-Shore - River Road Camp
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50
Easy 
  (Not Star Rated)
Water requires use of a 500 W generator/ porta potties required
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0 Tie-up; Water
Cadillac
Weather

Shore-to-Shore - Shecks Camp
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50
Easy 
 
Pump
 
0 Water, Tie-up
Standish
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Shore-to-Shore - South Branch Camp
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50
More Difficult 
 
 
 
0  
Cadillac
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Shore-to-Shore - South Cadillac Camp
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15
Easy 
  (Not Star Rated)
Group Camp Only, Pump
  (Not Star Rated)
0 Water
Lake City
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Shore-to-Shore - South Hopkins Camp
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0
Easy 
  (Not Star Rated)
Pump, Host
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0 Water, Tie-up
Allegan
Weather

Silver Creek Community Park
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100
Easy 
 
Primitive, Hand Pumps, Vault toilets
 
75 Day, Tie-up, stream
Empire
Weather

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore-Pouncey Pon
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100
More Difficult 
 
Elect, water
 
16 water Photo
Laingsburg
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Sleepy Hollow State Park
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0
Easy 
 
 
 
0  
St. Johns
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Sleepy Hollow State Park
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10
Easy 
 
Day
  (Not Star Rated)
0 Day, Water
Chelsea
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Waterloo Recreation Area
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0
Easy 
 
 
 
0  
Jackson
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Waterloo State Recreation Area
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25
  
 
Primitive
 
50 Tie-up, Water  
Romeo
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Wolcott Mill Riding Trails
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10
Not Rated 
 
 
 
0    
Wayland/Hastings
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Yankee Springs Recreation Area
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19
More Difficult 
 
pump
 
50 tie up

Notes:
Human facilities codes   

Day = Day Use Only
Elect = Electric Hookups
Primitive = Primitive Camp Only
Shower = Showers Available
Toilet = Toilets Available
Water = Water Hookups
Pump = Potable Water - No Hookups

Lodging = Cabins, bunkhouse, etc.

Horse facilities codes

Day = Day Use Only
Stall = Stalls Available
Tie-up = Tie-ups Available
Water = Water
Stream = Stream or creek, check in dry weather
Rentals = Horses for hire


Difficulty rating 
 Easy
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. )
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes)
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand)
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)


Additional sites with lists of trails and camps

Website Description
Horse & Mule Trails Listing and description of trails and campgrounds offered by a variety of contributors.
Michigan Dept Natural Resources Selection from state DNR website.
Michigan Trail Riders Assoc Very fine description of the Michigan Shore-to-Shore trail which was developed and is maintained by the MTRA.
Top of Michigan Trails Provides general information about multi-use trails in the northern part of lower Michigan. Most of the trails allow equestrian use.
Trails, Stables, Stopovers Listing of various trails and stopovers. Information ranges from a name and phone number to a fairly good description of the site.