GLIFWC member tribes exercising their treaty rights may camp for free on most campgrounds in the Chequamegon-Nicolet, Ottawa, Hiawatha, and Huron-Manistee National Forests. There is currently no camping agreement for Michigan State properties, Wisconsin State properties, Minnesota State properties or County properties, so your Tribal camping permit issued through the NAGFA system is valid ONLY for the above 4 National Forest campgrounds. It is your responsibility to know the ownership of the campground where you plan to stay. If you have questions with this please contact Alexandra Wrobel at GLIFWC at 715-682-6619.
Prior to Camping:
You must obtain a tribal camping permit through your tribal registration station or GLIFWC. You will be issued a paper permit (similar to previous years), this permit will include a tribal camping permit number (see below) that you will use to fill out the envelope at the campground.
If you will be using other areas of the National Forest that require a parking permit, you can also obtain this from your registration clerk or GLIFWC. The parking permits are now review mirror hangs with the GLIFWC logo on them, these do not expire and can be used beyond this season. The number that is on your parking permit is a number unique to you in the NAGFA system. You can find this number at the top of your paper permit next to “NAGFA ID #,” this is different than the number you will use for the camping envelope.
Arriving at the Campground:
Follow the camping registration procedures at the campground. Generally, this involves providing information requested on a registration form or envelope. You do not need to place anything inside the envelope. See illustration on how to fill out the fee envelope below:
- Enter “Tribal Permit”
- Indicate only the number of days you plan to stay. Do not enter 14 days if you do not intend to stay for 14 days. Let the campground concessionaire know if you plan to be gone during the days.
- Enter your date of arrival
- Vehicle Plate #
- Vehicle State or Tribe Registered
- Home Zip code
- Enter the campground unit where you will stay
- Number of occupants
- This is where you will enter the number located on your permit next to your camping stamp.
- Planned departure date
During your Stay:
You are required to follow all posted campground rules and regulations, and note that some rules may differ between campgrounds. Below are examples of posted rules: