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Camping in Michigan

From Great Lake access to dense and unspoiled wilderness, diversity reigns in the Michigan camping scene.

Outdoor stays for every style

Find your new favourite spot.

Surrounded by the Great Lakes and swathed in 20 million acres of forest, Michigan is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts. They don’t call it the Fresh Coast for nothing—the state has 3,288 miles of pristine shoreline. From the warm beaches of Lake Michigan to the wild and unpredictable Lake Superior, you’re never far from a lakeside campsite. If you want to escape the crowds, head straight for the Upper Peninsula. The Michigan magic is strong here, whether you’re biking around car-free Mackinac Island State Park or parking your RV by a waterfall in Tahquamenon Falls State Park. In the remote northern Keweenaw Peninsula, pitch a tent on the beach and fall asleep to a legendary Lake Superior summer sunset—or watch the Northern lights dance overhead in the winter. For true adventure seekers, Isle Royale National Park (one of the least-visited parks in the system) offers the best hiking and backcountry camping in the state. Bring your camera; you might even spot a wolf or a moose from your tent. The Lower Peninsula has plenty to offer, too. At the Sleeping Bear Dunes, you can run down 200-foot sand dunes. Get off the grid at Thunder Bay River, or enjoy the amenities at the many Michigan state parks and state forest campgrounds. If you prefer a more populated area, camp in Holland State Park and check out the blooming tulips. In Grand Haven, you’ll find some of the best boating in the state.

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy

We have a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination at Hipcamp and are committed to helping our Host and Hipcamper community be inclusive.
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Hosting Standards

All Hosts should review and adhere to these standards around providing a positive Hipcamp experience, being a thoughtful neighbor, and serving as a responsible citizen.

Hipcamper Standards

All Hipcampers should review and adhere to these standards for safety, trip preparation, and respect in order to uphold Hipcamp’s most important value: “leave it better.”

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Recreate Responsibly

Recreate Responsibly

  1. Know before you go
  2. Practice physical distancing
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Play it safe
  5. Explore locally
  6. Leave no trace
  7. Build an inclusive outdoors
Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Dispose of waste properly
  5. Leave what you find
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors
Hipcamp acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.