OFF the TRAIL
Lake County- On 56th St. at the Pere Marquette River.
The Bowman Bridge Campground is a National Forest Campground operated by an independent contractor. There is a 0.4 mile spur trail to the North Country Trail, and the bridge is 1.5 miles from where the trail crosses 56th St. (A loop hike is thus possible but not pleasant, as 56th St. is paved and somewhat dangerous to walk with no shoulder and fast traffic.)
On July 25, 2005 the area was hit by a Class 1 Tornado. 80% of the trees in the campground were damaged. Repairs were completed, and the site re-opened in 2007. Although the area is more open than it was in the past it is still a nice campground.
There are individual sites and group sites.
Bowman Semi-Primitive Area
Pere Marquette River
Get Off The Couch
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