There are four campgrounds in Frederic Township. Two are located along the Manistee River and two are located in Hartwick Pines State Park.
Trails Campground is a small, clean, quiet park, privately owned by the Thompson Family. Located in the small town of Frederic, just off the I-75 corridor, between Grayling and Waters. The park adjoins hundreds of acres of state land for hiking, biking, hunting, berry picking, snowmobiling or just nature watching.
Goose Creek Trail Camp
Located near the majestic Manistee River, this rustic campground is surrounded by tall jack pines. There is a large open group camping area designed for equestrian campers riding the Shore-to-Shore Trail. You are allowed to fish in the nearby Manistee River for brown, brook, and rainbow trout along with other species. Goose Creek Trail Camp provides access to state land open to hunting. Firearm hunting is not allowed within 450 ft. of an occupied dwelling.
Camping in Hartwick Pines State Park
There are two camps located in Hartwick Pines State Park that are separated by M-93 or Hartwick Pines State Rd. One is more of a modern campsite, equipped with modern bathrooms, electricity, and an RV Sanitation Station on the West side of M-93. On the East side of M-93 is a more of a traditional campground with rustic sites and areas for group use.
Upper Manistee River State Forest Campground and Canoe Camp
There are 40 sites for tent or small trailer use, ten of which are walk-in sites for tent use only. Located on the main branch of the Manistee River providing excellent canoeing opportunity. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Besides canoeing, you have access to state land to hunt. Firearms hunting rules that are stated in Goose Creek Trail Camp. Along with a great opportunity to catch some brown, brook, and rainbow trout in the Manistee River.