Tippy Dam on the Big Manistee River is a world-class fishing hotspot. It offers year-round fishing opportunities for species such as trout, walleye, steelhead, and salmon.
A 38-site rustic campground and one rustic cabin are within walking distance of the river. The campground overlooks the Tippy Dam Backwaters, which offer a variety of recreational activities such as canoeing, kayaking, and fishing.
The Recreation Passport is required for entry in all state parks, recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, non-motorized state trail heads, and boat access sites. To get your Recreation Passport , Michigan Residents just check "YES" on their license plate renewal form. Non-residents can purchase a Recreation Passport online or at the State Park/Recreation Area.
Hiking: The North Country Trail is located one and a half miles north of the campground. This national scenic trail hiking route from North Dakota to New York includes more than 1,500 miles in Michigan.
Paddlesports: Located on the Big Manistee River.
Fishing Pier: Accessible to the Manistee River just below Tippy Dam Hydro Dam. Fall is great for salmon fishing and spring for steelhead fishing, open year round.
Monday, Jun 12, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Monday, Jun 12, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time
Monday, Jun 12, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time
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