DNR to host open house on proposed Tin Cup Springs Equestrian Campground in Pinora Township

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FILE - The development plan for the campground includes 25 rustic camping sites, two vault toilets, a hand pump for water and a submerged well for generator hookup.

FILE - The development plan for the campground includes 25 rustic camping sites, two vault toilets, a hand pump for water and a submerged well for generator hookup.

Photo provided/Michigan Department of Natural Resources

To accommodate campers who bring horses to Lake County’s riding trails open to equestrian use, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources proposed the development of an equestrian campground in Pinora Township.

Interested in viewing the campground's development plan?

The DNR is hosting an open house on Wednesday, Aug. 17, set to feature a presentation and allow for residents to give feedback, according to a press release issued by the agency Tuesday.

The Aug. 17 open house is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pinora Township Hall, located at the intersection of South Deer Lake Road and East 32nd St. in Reed City. The presentation starts at 2:15 p.m., but people are invited to stop in at any time to view the proposed development plan, share feedback and ask questions of DNR staff, according to the agency in the release. 

After the meeting, the plan should be available at Michigan.gov/equestrian. People can send comments to Ron Monroe, DNR parks and recreation division unit supervisor, at MonroeR@Michigan.gov through Friday, Aug. 26.

The estimated construction timeline of the proposed Tin Cup Springs Equestrian Campground, situated near the Tin Cup Springs off-road vehicle and motorcycle trails, would have work starting in late fall and being completed in early spring 2023, according to the DNR. 

The development plan for the campground includes:

  • 25 rustic camping sites.
  • Two vault toilets.
  • A hand pump for water.
  • A submerged well for generator hookup.

For more information about the proposed Tin Cup Springs Equestrian Campground or the meeting, contact Ron Monroe at (231) 250-2407.