Time & Location
Jul 20, 11:00 AM – Jul 23, 12:00 PM
Baldwin, Baldwin, MI 49304, USA
About the Event
Dates: July 20 – July 23, 2023 Location: Baldwin, Michigan
THIS EVENT IS FOR GUILD MEMBERS ONLY
- $90-$130 per guild member
- includes 4 days of camping
- includes 1 day of canoeing
- includes Merit Badge workbook
- All participants are required to canoe
- Canoe partners will be chosen at random each day
- No meals provided
- All ticket sales are final and non-transferable
- July 20 - Arrive at Gleasons Landing Campground after 11:00 am
- July 21 - (Optional) Canoe M-37 to Gleasons Landing 10:00 am
- July 22 - Canoe Gleasons Landing to Rainbow Rapids 10:00 am
- July 23 - Check out of camp at Noon
PRIMITIVE CAMPING AND CANOEING
Tent Only Nonelectric
This is strictly 'pitch a tent' camping. You park and carry your gear (including your tent) to the site. Tent trailers will not work here. Vehicles are not able to drive into the camping areas.
Hand Pump Well Drinking-Water and Vault Toilets are the only on-site amenities
Gleason's Landing is a very popular campground on the banks of the Pere Marquette River. With a selection of shaded and secluded spots, the campground is perfect for peaceful nature immersion. The Pere Marquette River was designated a National Scenic River in 1978, the first in Michigan, and it regularly attracts many canoeing, kayaking, and fishing enthusiasts. The 66-mile stretch of river begins east of Baldwin and empties into Lake Michigan at Ludington.
Natural Features The campground sits on a bluff overlooking the picturesque Pere Marquette River. It is surrounded by a mix of white pine and oak trees. The Huron-Manistee National Forests encompass a million acres throughout the northern portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. The forests provide recreation opportunities for visitors, habitat for fish and wildlife, and resources for local industry.
Recreation A major draw to the campground is world-class fishing. The free-flowing river maintains large populations of resident brown trout, steelhead, and salmon. Gleason Landing marks the start of a zone for fly fishing and catch and release only. Reel fishing is available upstream. A boat ramp is located within the campground. Canoeing and kayaking are very popular on the river, and boat rentals are available in Baldwin. A permit is required to float the river from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Trails along the river provide shore access for anglers and short, scenic nature walks for hikers.