at Gleason's Landing
Gleason's Landing provides access to the Pere Marquette River from the east side. The area is popular with anglers and paddlers. Several primitive campsites are nicely spaced for privacy, and there is a separate picnic area.
Camping- There are 6 primitive sites nestled along a curve of the river. You can drive to the parking area, but must then carry gear to a campsite (no vehicle access to actual sites), or paddle in from the river. Sites are level, fire rings with grates, picnic tables, and lantern stand
Boat Launch- Dirt ramp to the river.
Fishing- steelhead, trout, salmon in season
Picnicking- There is a leveled, raised picnic area with tables, benches and a couple of grills
North Country Trail
Although the North Country Trail is just on the other side of the river, up an old road spur from the water's edge, you cannot access it unless you cross the river somehow. However, if you had a boat at the site, you could cross and tie up on the opposite bank for a day. It's easy to find the old benched trail up the bluff, and the North Country Trail is right at the top of the hill.
Rest Rooms- two latrines, accessible over grass
Potable Water- hand pump in summer
Access- off paved 56th St. at large dirt parking area. Full access road is being paved in 2020.
Fees- Gleason's Landing is a fee site. Some sites require a Recreation Fee sticker to park there (self-pay tubes are available for daily passes, yearly passes may be purchased at a Ranger Station). See Manistee National Forest Recreation Fees
Restrictions- Forest Service regulations apply
Seasonality- may not be accessible in winter
Ecosystem- mature oak woods, some younger woods, river edge
Other points of interest- possible connection to the North Country Trail
Most recent date this info personally checked- March 2020
Additional Facilities- none
Maintained by- Baldwin District of the Manistee National Forest
650 N. Michigan Avenue
P.O. Box D
Baldwin, MI 49304
See Manistee National Forest Recreation Fees