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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 kayak, canoe and tubing rentals.

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 newer 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".  Big Cedar Campground also has an onsite store for your stay.  We currently have shirts,hoodies, snacks, freeze dried candy, drinks, camping gear, bug spray, sun screen, playing cards,toys for the kids and many other items to choose from.  Our future goals include growing our inventory for our store and continuing to provide our guests with "need to have" items for your Upper Peninsula vacation.

♦  Our Campground

Season Schedule & Hours:
Open May 1st - October 11th
Hours: 9:00am -12:00pm/1:00pm-7:00pm daily SUMMER SEASON HOURS

Sundays and Wednesdays close at 5:00pm 


Check in is 2pm   Cabins and RV is 3pm Norwegian is 4pm

Check out is 12pm ALL Cabins and RV is 10am

"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

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Big Cedar Campground offers great Manistique River adventures.  We have kayak rentals, canoe 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 kayaks, canoes 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 11 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, 3 hour kayak/canoe trip and a 4 hour kayak/canoe trip (includes transportation).

♦   Kayak, Canoe, 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 Attractions | UP Attractions | UP UTVing | Things to See and Do in UPUpper 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 UTV sport with miles of trails to ride.  Our campground is Motorcycle, ATV, UTV, ORV friendly and trails are just 5 miles away. You can ride from the campground to the trails. Other great UP activities include:  paddle boarding, swimming, boating, agate rock hunting, Yooperlite rocks, 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

"Register As Our Guest…Depart As Our Friend"

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