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Old 05-17-2015, 07:49 PM
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So I'm from south east michigan and I'm looking to advance and practice my survival skills. Does anyone know where some large areas of state land to camp on are at? I want to be able to just park my truck, throw my pack on and walk a couple miles in the woods and live for a couple days with no one around. closer to southeast Michigan the better. I know there are plenty of areas in the U.P but I'm looking for something closer so i can do weekend trips etc.
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I go to BWCA in Minnesota for mine...catch out of Gand Marais instead of Ely...less crowding...
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You're not interested in camping in South Detroit? Not many folks there, I hear.

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Not sure too much about the SE part of the state, but over on the west side, I'd recommend the Manistee National Forest. Lots of room to just park and get lost for a few days.

I used to do some rustic camping out in the Flat River area. Lots of state land in those parts, with access to lakes and the river, and some 2-tracks and trails if you don't want to get too lost. Depending on the time of year, parts of it get pretty swampy.

Check this out for a clickable map of state land, by county.
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man Ive been wanting to do some Dispersed camping very badly.
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Is there some other kind of camping?
Go north until you find a National Forest.
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What about something along the North Country National Scenic Trail?
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That trail runs right through my county in the Manistee National Forest.

You'll need to get a camping permit from the State Police post, if you can find one open in order to be blessed if camping on state land.
I just get one and post it even if on Federal land.

The Newaygo Post is strictly a Park & Ride shop now

Small Game opens up on 9/15,followed by Youth Deer Hunting,Archery and Turkey,so there will be activity very shortly.
This area is 186 miles NW from Harassment Twp MI,next to the Mount Clemens

Heres a good place to start. WOOD roadside park is just North of the trailhead on M37 with pit toilets and water

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I'm from SE michigan also, dispersed camping down this way is pretty nonexistent unless you know someone who owns some wooded acreage, i have heard Waterloo State Recreation area lets you kind of get away with dispersed camping, but thats all hearsay, i planned on looking into that before this spring, I'll post any info i get on here, but to be safe, I'd say stick to national forest land
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Dude there is land all over the place. Look at a map or the Michigan or . You have the Pere Marquette State Forest http://www.stateparks.com/pere_marquette.html I go over by Bristol and North of Luther. There is the Huron National Forest on the East side of the State. I have been there before, its OK. I like the Manistee National Forest. Part of it is South of me and I also go to part of it West of Manton. https://www.fs.usda.gov/hmnf One of the things taught to me by the Army is you have to research.
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For a real life survival camp-out try downtown Detroit on a full moon Saturday night!
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