Located along Sunset Trail Rd SE in Coldsprings Township, the Pickerel Lake State Forest Campground of Kalkaska offers rustic camping and access to Pickerel Lake. Thirteen sites for tents and small trailers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations are taken. Vault toilets and potable water from a well hand pump are available.
Pickerel lake provides boating and good pan fishing opportunities. For information on boat access to the lake see Pickerel Lake SFCG Access Point.