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Experience Serenity at Headquarters Lake Equestrian Camp, Michigan
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Headquarters Lake Equestrian Camp in Michigan | Top Horse Trails

Headquarters Lake Equestrian Camp offers a serene escape for horse enthusiasts, nestled along the picturesque shores of Headquarters Lake. Located in Luce County, 23 miles north of Newberry, this rustic campground provides the perfect setting for equestrian adventures.

Equestrian-Friendly Amenities

The campground features water from a hand pump well and convenient manure pits, catering to both tent and small-to-large trailer campers. For day-use visitors, the equestrian day-use and staging area near the campground entrance offers ample parking, four picket poles, a manure pit, and access to the well-marked Headquarters Lake Equestrian Trails.

Explore Scenic Trails

One of the highlights of Headquarters Lake Equestrian Camp is the trail leading to Lake Superior, offering an 18-mile round trip ride through breathtaking landscapes. The campground's proximity to Lake Superior provides a unique opportunity to explore the stunning shoreline on horseback.

Accessible Facilities

For visitors with accessibility needs, the campground features an ADA-accessible mounting ramp in the equestrian day-use and staging area. This ensures that everyone can enjoy the beauty of Headquarters Lake and its surrounding trails.

Plan Your Visit

Whether you're looking for a peaceful camping retreat or an exciting equestrian adventure, Headquarters Lake Equestrian Camp has something for everyone. With its scenic beauty and equestrian-friendly amenities, it's the perfect destination for horse lovers seeking a memorable outdoor experience.



The campground is located 23 miles north of Newberry via M-123 and County Road 407.


Headquarters Lake Equestrian Camp offers the following facilities and amenities:

  • Equestrian trails
  • Primitive campsite
  • Vault toilets
  • Water Access
  • Hand pump well
  • Manure pits
  • Parking area
  • Four picket poles
  • Fire ring
  • Benches


Equestrian Campsite

This 9-site rustic equestrian campground, situated on the shore of Headquarters Lake, features vault toilets, potable water from a hand pump well, and manure pits. The sites are suitable for tents and small-to-large trailers.


Cost Details:

  • $20 per day



  • All 9 sites can be reserved online at or 1-800-447-2757. 
  • The campground is intended for those camping with horses. Options for those camping with horses are limited in the area, so equestrians rely heavily upon this campground. If you are not camping with horses, please consider staying in another state forest campground.
  • There's an ADA-accessible mounting ramp in the equestrian day-use and staging area for visitors.
  • A recreation passport is required.
  • Contact Details: 906-658-3338


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Headquarters Lake Equestrian Camp does not require reservations for overnight accommodations. Please visit their page here on Top Horse Trails - Headquarters Lake Equestrian Camp for more information.