Address: 3070 Keith Rd, Brethren, Michigan 49619
GPS: 44.283502, -85.981373
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Local Directions: Half way between Cadillac & Manistee 6.5 miles north of Wellston

Contact Information
Local Phone: 1-231-477-5549
Toll Free Phone: 1-877-757-3767
Website: https://www.facebook.com/R-J-R...
Email: reservations@rnjresort.com
Office Hours: 9 AM to 11:45 PM or till I go to bed

All year
Check In: Technically it is at 2 PM but if open you may come in little earlier
Check Out: Technically it is 12:00 PM but if no one coming in after you we allow little later stay
Gate Hours: No gates come and go as you like.
12 RV Sites, 6 Tent Sites, 12 Horse Sites, 2 Group Sites, 5 Backpacking Sites, 19 Electric Only, 6 No Hookup, 4 30 Amps, 1 Pull Thru, 18 Extended Stay

9 Cabins / Cottages

Daily Rates: $15.00 - $106.00
Discounts/Memberships: Passport America
Payment Methods: Cash, Checks, Debit Card, MasterCard, VISA

Facilities & Services
Pit Toilets

ATV / OHV, Biking, Boat Ramp, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Playground, Swimming

All Ages, Pets Welcome

Max RV Length 42 ft, Max RV Width 16 ft
R & J Resort Campground ; Your pet friendly family park get-away in the heart of Manistee National Forest just 3 miles from Tippy Dam!

Something priced to fit any vacation budget. With fully equipped cottages (bring food, clothes & love for the outdoors), semi-modern cabins (camping with few amenities), rustic cabins (roughing but not sleeping on ground) & secluded large wooded campsites for tents too RV’s or camping under the stars. Walk with your pet along our Foot trail on our 20-acre hide-away. Hunt whitetail, berries & mushrooms. Canoe/kayak/float swift skilled Pine River or try gentler/sight-seeing Big Manistee River. Fish River, Tippy Dam or Bear Creek for fall salmon, steelhead, winter trout, steelhead, spring & summer walleye, trout, steelhead & many bluegill, crappie, sunfish, rent $5.00 private-lake boat outing. Big playground (kids all ages), Bike Big/M or Hike Manistee River trail & North Country trail, swimming, golfing also near-by. Winter enthuses enjoy open water river fishing, inland or Great Lake ice fishing. Snowshoe, Cross-country & down hill skiing, snowmobile trails starts right at you doorstep.
Total Sites25
RV Sites12
Tent Sites6
Horse Sites12
Group Sites2
Backpacking Sites5
Max RV Length42 ft
Max RV Width16 ft
Electric Only (19)No Hookup (6)
Rental Units
Total Rental Units9
Cabins / Cottages9
Cabin / Cottage
Sites Rental Units Discounts Miscellaneous
Facilities and Services
  Hours Description Fees
Central Firepits / Fire Rings   Every campsite and every rental has their own firepit. We also have open bond-fire pit for group gathering
Central Grills   We offer portable charcoal grills and station area park grills or grates to cook on open firepit (just ask we will loan you one, if you don't have one)
Central Picnic Tables   Every rental and every campsite has it's own table
Escort to Site   We help you find your cozy little get-away in our hide-away.
Firewood   We deliver to you by the bundle or by the tailgate Fee Applies
Ice   8 lbs. bag cheap sometimes free. Fee Applies
Pit Toilets   4 pit toilets, 2 in back area and 2 in front area of campgrounds
RV Storage   A place to park your Rig, By the month or by the year, with year you stay 15 days included Fee Applies
Visitor Parking   Plenty of parking room for visitors
  Hours Description Fees
ATV / OHV   We have shoulder road ride here in our area. There is trails just south and East of us to ride on.
Basketball Closed at 9:30 pm or dusk which ever comes first. Shoot hoops for little young one's or big people. We have two sizes
Beach Till dark Lake Eleanor beach is 2 1/2 miles from us and Crystal Lake beach is about 11 miles both are good sandy with docks or short drive to The Great Lakes Shore line beachs
Biking   Big M trail just a few miles away. Or seasonal roads and trails in forest around us.
Bird Watching   We have many types of birds we feed and house right here on property or look in neighboring National forest for others. Great birding can be done here while enjoying your morning coffee as I do on my bench.
Boat Dock   There is 1 at Tippy Dam and many just inside neighboring town of Manistee
Boat Ramp   We're just 3 miles from either High Bridge or above dam (back waters) and below Tippy Dam all 3 boat ramps give you access to Big Manistee River. There are about 7 more near by to access River or the Great Lakes
Boat Rentals   Just 2 miles from a $5.00 an outing, rent a row boat on privite Dickson Lake or few more miles to back waters of Tippy Dam rental
Boat Trips   There are many Guilds around us to plan a trip with.
Canoeing   There are several Liveries near-by to do Pine River (swift's skilled river in MI.) Big & Little Manistee River (many sights to see). Pick up and drop off at campground available
Casino 24 - 7 Just 17 minutes to Little River Casino, stay with us receive a coupon to redeem with them. And there are 2 other Casinos a little north of us you can visit.
Fish Cleaning Station Open till we go in for the night. We clean or sale whole salmon in the fall. You can clean or we will clean your fish in doors at fish house.
Fishing 24/7 any time you feel like dropping a line in. Some of the best fishing can be had just minutes away. Enjoy big lake fish like salmon, steelhead, brown trout, brook or rainbow trout, walleye, northern pike, bass, perch, skamania (it's a summer steelhead) and many kinds of panfish.
Fishing Guides   We have a few guilds we work with and many more around us to make a day of fishing fun.
Fishing Supplies   We offer some supplies for a day of fun fishing our Rivers, Creeks and Lakes. Fee Applies
Float Trips   Many near-by Liveries rent them or bring your own so you can go down more times in different parts of the rivers.
Golf Nearby   Minutes away, Wellston Fawn Crest, Caberfae Peeks, near-by Arcadia Bluffs, Briar North, Crystal, Manistee & many more
Hiking   Manistee River trail (my favorite), North Country trail, many acres of forest land and lots of seasonal roads to hike.
Horseback Riding   Rocking R's Horse Stables just few miles away many of my people say it a nice place with good horses & great riding trails.
Horseshoes till dusk We do have kids and adult shoes. Play in the shade most of the day just high noon sun gets to you.
Kayaking   Many near-by Liveries rent them or bring your own to try all different parts of the rivers and save money.
Marina   Just 20 minutes to marina docks along the big Manistee River to Bay and Great Lakes.
Pavilion   We have 2 grill pitts, pig roaster grill, an big bon-fire pitt, 3 picnic tables, a few side tables and chairs, with lights and electric for a group gathering of fun and picnic.
Pedal / Row Boating   Rent a row boat on privite Lake Dickson for $5.00 an outing, just 2 miles down the road from us. $5.00 an outing
Playground Closed at 9:30 pm or dusk which ever comes first, for all kids of any age!! Kids of all ages, a tube slide, 3 level-tower, tire swing, jungle gym, baby swings & play area, adult swings, monkey bars, towers w/slides, tether ball, playhouses, sand boxes w/ toys, a 2 seat sit-n-spin, balls, trucks, push, pull & riding toddler toys
Rafting Trips   Several Liveries are near to rent you one or save money bring your own & make it as long a trip as you like.
Swimming   Enjoy near-by Lake Eleanor or Crystal Lake or the River, even the Great Lakes Shoreline.
Volleyball Closed at 9:30 pm or dusk which ever comes first. Challenge some others to a game of volleyball. Now who serves first? Guess; heads or tails by a flip of a coin?
Wildlife Watching   We have walking trail on our 20 acre property and we're surrounded by acres of Manistee National Forest with lots of nature
  When Description
Snowmobile trails Open to shed January 17, 2013 to March 31, 2013 Winter Wonderland enthusiast can enjoy Snowmobile riding from your door to the trail heads out in front of us, we’re just that close. Come enjoy the Benzie-Manistee-Snowbirds trail 147-mile going north or the Wellston Winter trail 64 miles going south. Snowbirds trail travels along side the River edge through the woods. The snow upon the trees is very beautiful and the sound of your engine bouncing back at you is a rush as the fresh air blows upon your face. If skiing is your thing enjoy the near by slopes to downhill or cross-county ski. If fishing is your idea for fun come Ice fish our frozen inland lakes or open water at Tippy Dam on the big Manistee River it never freezes over catch steelhead, brown trout and walleye or many other fish.
Spring Steelhead Derby March 15, 2013 to June 20, 2013 Stay with us, with-in these dates to enter our contest with the biggest steelhead weighting and length. Winner receives a 2 night stay for 2 people in a rustic cabin. Ken was our winner named on fathers day for 2012. So come try your luck on the next contest.
Mesick Morel Mushroom Festival May 10, 2013 to May 12, 2013 Town of Mesick is the Morel Mushroom Capital. You can hunt beefsteak or Morel Mushrooms, ride rides, eat many foods from different vendors, hunt treasures at flea market many vendors, watch or enter races, win some fun bingo, many more attractions. On Mother's day all Moms ride for free. Come find you some fun and a few tasty Morel Fungi's. Call us today and make your reservation.
Irons Ox Market and Flea Roast June 21, 2013 to June 23, 2013 Festival of rides, food vendors, Flea Market, games, Music bands, the best around Fireworks on Saturday night.
Wellston's 4th of July in the park July 4, 2013 Games, food and flea market vendors. Fireworks over the lake.
Kaleva Days Festival July 19, 2013 to July 21, 2013 All weekend sights; Railroad depot museum and Engine,Kaleva Art Galley, Craft Show sales, Vender Booth sales, Multi-National Flag display, Concession Food wagons, Softball Games, Horse back ride. Friday; Drag Race, Fire Fighters beer tent, Live Music. Saturday; Free kids bounce house, Kids Games and Kids Pet Parade, Antigue Tractor show, Fishing Lures, Pillow Case display, Bake Sale, Car Wash, 5K Run/Walk, Benzie Manistee Snowbirds Vintage Snowmobile show and Swap meet, Car Show, Horse Drawn Wagon Tour, Lions Club Burger, BBQ Chicken or Steak Dinner, Euchre Tournament, Finnish Wife Carrying Contest, Fire Fighters Beer Tent, Live Music, Great Fireworks. Join us with FUN at Kaleva Roadside Park, Celebrating 112 Years of Community and History.
Brethren Days August 30, 2013 to September 1, 2013 Many music bands of all types, food vendors, Flea Market, Beer Tent, softball, horse shoe tournaments and kids game. Great fireworks Saturday night over the lake.
Fall Salmon or Steelhead Derby August 31, 2013 to December 20, 2013 Stay with us, with-in these dates to enter our contest with the biggest weighting and length steelhead and or salmon. Our winner named after the last day of fall on first day of winter. Winner receives a 2-night stay for 2 people in a rustic cabin. So come try your luck on the next contest. Get your reservations made today to stay and play at the fishing hole this fall before we are all full.
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5 star rating
Great campground
July 4, 2011
Already planning my next camping trip to R & J Resort. We had a great wooded lot that was clean and private. Campers are not stacked against each other like you find in so many parks. It's close to many activities we enjoy. Kayaking the Manistee River is a blast. We will return as often as possible

We stayed here in a Popup Trailer.
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5 star rating
Awsome park for all!!!
May 9, 2010
I love this place! Great hospitality, clean cabins, grounds and facilities. Great for kids and adults, and pets too. We had the best time there. Plenty of activities and beautiful place to relax and do nothing. I cant recommend a better place to visit, and we cant wait to go back and stay even longer this time...
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Nearby Attractions
Steelhead, trout, walleye and salmon fishing at Tippy Dam on big Manistee River and Bear creek, trout fishing Pine creek. Canoe skilled Pine River, kayak or float on big and little Manistee river
Campground pick up and drop off with local canoe livery on different river trips. Or enjoy boat outing on near by private Dickson Lake for just 5.$$
Winter Wonderland enthusiast can enjoy Snowmobile from your door to the 147-mile trailheads we’re just that close. If skiing is your thing enjoy the near by slopes to downhill or cross-county ski. If fishing is your idea for fun come Ice fish our frozen inland lakes or open water at Tippy Dam on the big Manistee River it never freezes over catch great fish Spring brings beefsteak Morel Mushroom hunting
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Family Pets are always welcome.

Visitors are welcome but must leave at quiet time at 10:pm. Each person visiting must register at office and pay $5.00 for the day. Or make arrangement with office prier to their arrival.
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