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Vanderbilt, Otsego County

Lodging | Camping | Hiking Trails | Snowshoeing Trails |  Nordic (XC) Skiing | Horseback Riding

This peaceful wooded group campground has a maximum capacity for 100 individuals and can accommodate up to 5 different Equestrian groups at one time. This campground is intended to be used for those group camping with horses. Options for those camping with horses are limited in the Pigeon River Country State Forest so equestrians rely upon this campground for use. If you are not camping with horses, please consider staying in one of our other state forest campgrounds. The group rate is $6 per person with minimum of 10 people. Amenities include vault toilets, firepits, a water pump that requires a 5000 watt generator, picket hosts and a manure bunker. There is also a large group fire circle and picnic shelter available.

The state forest campground is a stop along the 420-mile Shore-to-Shore trail system is open to hiking and horseback riding and stretches east-west from Empire to Oscoda (with two additional northern and southern spur trails). The Stoney Creek Equestrian Trails also provide some looped trail riding options in the area.

Elk Hill Group Equestrian Campground Map




Contact info

Elk Hill Equestrian State Forest Campground and Trail Camp, Unnamed Road, Vanderbilt, MI 49795, USA


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