Zip Line across, or drop into the pond near camp sites and
Blickley Farm view from an airplane.
Grandson Isaac piloting with Bill & LaVerne
European immigrants in upper Michigan
The Youth Group Motor Home
(converted school type bus) is
retired, along with Bill and
LaVerne, on the family farm.
If you are mentoring a young person or leading a youth
group, and want to enjoy one of the nearby attractions.
you're welcome to stop and camp here free.
Our phone number is: 1 616 536 1455. Call us for directions and a
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Tubing for 1&1/2 hour trip down the white river
Diamond Lake Public swimming 3 miles away
1 1/2 hour White River tubing 3 miles away.
National forest hiking 1/4 mile away.
Wild Flower Preserve Loda Lake 3 miles away.
Minnie Pond Water Fowl Refuge
waterfall and swimming 3 miles away
Swimming at Minnie Pond
This camping area has seldom been
very busy. Groups can usually reserve the entire area ahead of time.
This grass area has eight camping sites with electrical outlets and
plenty of shade.
Can you see the (working) water pumping windmill next to the pine
Our farm-woods campground has chickens and an African bird (the size
of a chicken) called Guinea Fowl.
Both the chickens and Guinea Fowl wander
throughout our farm fields and camping area of the farm "free
These interesting African birds run away from
people but eat many types of bugs that campers try to avoid
elsewhere, especially ticks, grasshoppers, fleas, ants,
crickets, and stink bugs.
This beautiful, shaded,
green FREE camping area is reserved for youth groups, our family, and friends
. Call us for directions and a reservation.
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We spend time during good weather in our Motor Home.
This converted military bus was used for youth groups for 20 yrs.
This motor home has four twin size bunk beds.
Now...Our children and grandchildren have a great place to visit us.
The camping area has hand pump
primitive restrooms, and electrical outlets.
Safety info. for
The pond is clean enough to swim in.
It has small fish and lots of frogs.
Trail hiking in the Manistee National Forest
Swimming in Diamond Lake
Tubing on the White River
Swimming at White Cloud Lake Park
If you visit and camp
here at the
right time, you can see real Blickley farming activity.
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