June 11th - 13th Women's / Camp / Picnic

Pere Marquette State Forest
Campground and Trail

Trailhead located at Lake Dubonnet State Forest Campground. 4.5 miles northwest of Interlochen via US-31, and Wildwood Road

Driving West
From Traverse City travel West on US-31 from M-37/US-31 intersection (Chum's Corners). You will pass through the Interlochen intersection. In 1.4 Miles you will be almost there. Look for the golf course. Turn right at the next intersection - Gonder Rd.

Driving East
From Benzie travel East on US-31. When you see Cycle-Moore on your right (11075 US-31 South), be ready to turn
left at the next intersection - Gonder Rd.

Drive North on Gonder Rd.

Where Wildwood curves to the right (you won't). Please continue forward onto Gonder Rd. (dirt road).

Continue to drive forward until you see the campground. Please note the brown shed near the signin/bulletin board. Continue on the left road (if you turn you will end up at the lake). Next you will see a yellow gate to your left. Go through it. Now take the road to the right. You will see a sign that says Loop 4. That's US!

If you don't care to be at the group camp, there will be many other campsites available for you to select from.

If you have any questions, please e-mail:

Hope to see you there!

Camping Checklist

Nothing makes a camping trip more enjoyable than having everything you need when you arrive at your camping destination. Print a copy of this checklist and use it as a guide in preparing for this event. There are no showers at this campground. There are wooden outhouses.

[  ] Air Mattresss / Bedding Pad

[  ] Aluminum Foil

[  ] Aspirin / Tylenol (and other medications)

[  ] Axe

[  ] Batteries

[  ] Beverages

[  ] Bikes

[  ] Binoculars

[  ] Books: Animal, Bird & Plant Identification

[  ] Camcorder

[  ] Camera & Film

[  ] Canoe / Kayak (don't forget the paddles and PFD)

[  ] Charcoal

[  ] Clothesline

[  ] Coffee (Fair Trade) & Filters

[  ] Coffee Maker

[  ] Condiments

[  ] Cooking Oil / Margarine

[  ] Cooking Utensils

[  ] Coolers

[  ] Dish Soap

[  ] Duct Tape

[  ] Firewood

[  ] First Aid Kit

[  ] Fishing Tackle

[  ] Flash Light

[  ] Food (Don't forget the Potluck dinner on Saturday)

[  ] Garbage Bags

[  ] Grill and/or Coleman Stove

[  ] Hand Operated Can Opener

[  ] Hiking Boots / Shoes

[  ] Ice

[  ] Insect Repellent

[  ] Kindling / Newspaper / Fire wood

[  ] Lantern

[  ] Lighter

[  ] Lighter Fluid

[  ] Lounge Chairs

[  ] Mantles for Lantern

[  ] Marshmallows / Chocolate (Smores)

[  ] Paper Towels

[  ] Pillows

[  ] Pots / Pans / Dishes

[  ] Propane/Fuel

[  ] Rain Gear

[  ] Runner (Tent Entrance)

[  ] Salt & Pepper

[  ] Silverware / Cutlery

[  ] Sleeping Bags

[  ] Stick Matches

[  ] Sunglasses

[  ] Sunscreen

[  ] Swim wear

[  ] Tablecloth

[  ] Tent

[  ] Toiletries

[  ] Towels & Washcloths

[  ] Zip lock Bags