Review of Burton’s Landing State Forest Campground in Grayling, Michigan
June 2012 – 1 Night
We really thought this was a nice campground for being a state forest campground. It is located on the Au Sable River in a forested area and appeared to be well maintained. As with most state forest campgrounds there is no running water (only a hand pump) and only vault toilets for restrooms. The vault toilets were very clean and the hand pump operated just fine.
Campsite spacing is great! Most campsites had plenty of space between the neighboring campsite with a nice barrier of woods with many trees between the campsites.
Campsite quality is really good for a state forest campground and even better than many state park campgrounds that we have visited. All sites had gravel drives to back in on and plenty of rooms to set up tents or park a motorhome or travel trailer.
I do not know what type of trails are available at the park.
There is a parking lot by the river with a nice access point to put in or take out a canoe or kayak.
The Au Sable River is know in Michigan for some excellent trout fishing. In the morning I could see a few fishing surfacing in the current after flies. There were also a couple fly fisherman down wading in the water.
As with most state forest campground there is no play ground equipment for kids. The campsite was plenty big enough though for the kids to run around and the gravel roads were well maintained for kids to ride bikes on.
We stopped at this park for a night on our way to the Upper Peninsula and we would stop again. We would like to go back for a couple of days and use this as a base camp for some trout fishing on the Au Sable River.
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