Tubbs Lake State Forest Campground
Tubbs Lake Campground is located within the DNR managed Martiny Lake State Game Area containing 7,660 acres. The area was first flooded in the early 1900's by a beaver dam followed by the construction of the DNR built Winchester Dam in the late 1950's which flooded approximately 1,420 acres. The project flooded a total of eight lakes, all of which had drained into the south branch of the Chippewa River thus creating the Martiny Chain of Lakes. The existing lakes are: Big Evans, Saddlebag, Boom, Lost, Tubbs, Dogfish, Bullhead and Manaka. The chain of lakes is interconnected with a channel system.
Click for Individual Lake Maps, available from the DNR website.
The campground on Tubbs Lake is split into 2 sections consisting of Tubb’s Mainland and Tubbs Island with 33 total rustic campsites available. Locally famous for quality fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities, it’s a great place to explore and unwind.
Rustic Waterfront Camping
Public Hunting Land Access
2 Boat Launches
Hand Water Pumps
Fish Cleaning Stations
Tubbs Lake Campground is first come, first served and does not allow reservations.
Payments are accepted at the entrance to each camping section via cash or check.
Tubbs Mainland offers 21 rustic campsites
Tubbs Island offers 12 rustic campsites
Each Campsite contains a picnic table and fire pit.
Mecosta County Parks vehicle permits are not required at Tubb’s Lake Campground.
Pets are welcome at Tubbs Lake Campground.
Click here for a map and rules listing for the Martiny State Game Area from the DNR website.
Tubbs Lake State Forest Campground Photos
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