Big Cedar Campground, Canoe & Kayak Livery
Upper Peninsula Campground on the Manistique River
Q: "Where can I find a campground in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the Manistique River?"
A: Big Cedar Campground and Livery is right here on the river with canoe, kayak and tubing rentals.
Find Your Adventure
Big Cedar Campground and Livery is a family owned and family oriented Upper Peninsula campground. Our location in Germfask, MI, places you within a myriad of great UP Things to Do and See. After exploring the many adventures on the Manistique River, guests can take day trips to the entire eastern U.P. to experience attractions and recreational activities. Our 10 acre campground is located on the banks of the beautiful Manistique River with many sites overlooking the river. Our playground is a safe place for your children with many things to do. Everyone is welcome from tents and pop-ups to the big RV’s. We are proud to be a “Good Sam Park” and “Full Time Families Parks”. Big Cedar Campground also has an onsite store for your stay. We currently have shirts, snacks, drinks, camping gear, bug spray, sun screen, playing cards, and toys for the kids. Our future goals include growing our inventory for our store and providing our guests with "need to have" items for your Upper Peninsula vacation.
♦ Our Campground
Official Schedule & Hours:
Open May1st - October 14th
Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
"This campground is perfect in every way. Nice big RV sites, great tent sites, clean restrooms and showers. This campground is along a main road but once you’re on your site, you’d never know it. The owner is funny, friendly, and helpful. We would camp there again in a heartbeat." —Jenny L, 5/5 Trip Advisor
Manistique River Canoe, Kayak Rentals & Tubing Adventures
Big Cedar Campground offers great Manistique River adventures. We have canoe rentals, kayak rentals and tubing rentals. We make your adventure easy to plan with our Manistique River Shuttle Service. Camp at Big Cedar Campground or just stop in and rent canoes, kayaks and tubes for a trip through the Seney National Wildlife Refuge on the beautiful Manistique River.
The river meanders through the Seney Wildlife Refuge. This portion of the river stretches an incredible 13 miles. This is one of the most relaxing and fulfilling ways to view the wildlife and majestic scenery of the refuge. You can encounter: moose, deer, swans, turtles, ducks, bald eagles, muskrats, along with a host of other inhabitants. Big Cedar Campground and Livery offers three trips: 1 hour tube trip, 2 1/2 hour canoe/kayak trip and a 4 hour canoe/kayak trip (includes transportation).
♦ Canoe, Kayak, Tubing Rentals
"Small friendly campground alongside the river. Small, but quiet compared with larger places. It’s off the beaten track, not on the edge of a major town, which made it perfect for us. We were between locations and ran out of daylight. They had one spot left which we made happen via the internet reservation system. The owners were super helpful, firewood and ice were available. Kids were there but well behaved. There was a nice walk to the stream. I’d recommend this place to anyone. It seems to take rigs of all types..."—allaboutthemeow, 5/5 Trip Advisor
Upper Peninsula Things to See
Big Cedar Campground will provide your group with so much to see and do during your stay. The Manistique river is a must do on your bucket list along with everything you will see along your way through the Seney Wildlife Refuge. Our area has an immense amount of Upper Peninsula attractions and activities for you and your family and friends to experience beyond our campground. Within a few miles, you can visit the Seney National Wildlife Refuge and see the wildlife that abounds. Guests can canoe, hike, bike, or take the Marshland Drive by vehicle. Also we are very close to the smallest little town of Curtis, MI where the Erickson Center for the Arts features many great yearly events along with music in the park. Guests will definitely want to visit the Tahquamenon Falls State Park to view the Upper Tahquamenon Falls along with the Lower. Visit our Things to See page to learn more.
♦ Things to See
Upper Peninsula Things to Do
Fishing on the Manistique River and throughout the Seney Wildlife Refuge is a fisherman's dream. During the spawning season, Chinook salmon are present in the river. Other varieties of fish available to catch are: Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Steelhead, Walleye, Brown Trout, and Panfish.
Our area provides for an endless amount of things to do through out the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Many are enjoying the growing UTVing sport with miles of trails to ride. Our campground is motorcycle, ATV, UTV, ORV friendly and trails are just 5 miles away. Other great UP activities include: paddle boarding, swimming, boating, agate hunting, mushroom hunting, biking, hiking, just to name a few. To learn more, please visit the link below.
♦ Things to Do
"Owner is friendly and the place is reasonable prices with all amenities. We enjoy going back every year. Centrally located to most UP attractions, tubing, fishing and hunting. Short drive to Lake Superior or Lake Michigan"—CH, 5/5 Trip Advisor
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