Search Bay Campground

A beautiful, out-of-the-way beach, mostly sand, is on Search Bay at the end of FR 3436/Search Bay Road, about 1 1/2 miles south of M-134. It's popular with local people. Not many others know about it. A few picnic tables are here, and two non-reservable dispersed campsites. This is strictly primitive camping - no toilets, no water. Small boats can be launched at the boat launch here if water levels are high enough. Campers are asked to follow the principles of no-trace camping and leave the area as clean as it was when they arrived, or even cleaner. Many of the points extending into northern Lake Huron are privately owned with little public access. An exception is St. Martin's Point west of Hessel. Its east-facing shore on Search Bay and most of its interior is the easternmost part of the Hiawatha National Forest.

Contact Information


FR 3436 Search Bay Rd

Hessel, MI 49745

Driving Directions

Phone: (906) 643-7900

Location of Search Bay Campground

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