This is a group camping area designed for use by equestrian campers riding the Shore-to-Shore Trail, a 420-mile trail system open to hiking and horseback riding, that stretches east-west from Empire to Oscoda with two additional northern and southern spur trails.

This group campground has a maximum capacity of 100 individuals and can accommodate tents and small trailers. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. There is also a submersible pump that requires a 5000 watt generator to run. Group rates apply at this site: $6 per person with a minimum of 10 people. This campground is gaited. Groups wishing to utilize this campground should contact 989-732-5485 to make reservations. If the group will utilize multiple campgrounds, please contact the Cadillac Operations Service Center at 231-775-9727 x. 6006.

This campground is maintained with the help of the Michigan Trail Riders Association.

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Johnson Crossing Grade
Johannesburg, MI 49751


Contact: (989)-732-5485

Length: 420-mile Shore to Shore trail system

Level: Unknown

Type: Riding, Hiking

Terrain: Hills, woods, meadows, fields, rivers


Camping: Yes!

(1 Group Site) $6 per person

Location: In Otsego County, 15 miles east of Gaylord, east via M-32, Wilkinson Road, Marquart Road, Sparr Road and Johnson’s Crossing Road.