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Camping in Michigan

With lakes and forests covering two-thirds of the state, Michigan is a camper's paradise.

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Riverside Retreat at New Richmond
4 sites · Lodging, Tents3 acres · Michigan Welcome to the Historic Village of New Richmond! Once a bustling lumber town established by early settlers, New Richmond now sits idle on the Lower Kalamazoo River. Come adventure with us!! Our riverbend glamping site awaits your arrival! Located on our private river bank this is on 3 acres of land shared by 2 personal glamping sites and a rustic group campsite. Our sight offers scenic views of sunrise on the riverbend as well as the New Richmond Swing Bridge. Now open to pedestrian traffic only, the small county park next door offers a riverside board walk full of natural flora and wildlife for morning strolls or the delight of a fisherman who likes to be 1st on the water! Kayak and Canoe Rentals are also available on sight by appointment or reserve one with your tent. Hiking trails nearby offer a great way to explore the Allegan Forest and reconnect with nature. 7 miles east of Saugatuck and 5 miles north of Fennville, our site makes a perfect escape from the nearby lakeshore district and tourist attractions. Just follow the paved road all the way to the end and enter through our private drive. ....where the pavement ends, adventure begins! See ya at the river. :)
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Lynx Run Wilderness Retreat
7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Stanwood, MichiganMy property (Lynx Run) has an amazing geological and historical background. During the last ice...
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Thousand S.’s Land
8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents84 acres · MichiganThousand Suns is siting on 84 acres of beautiful land. Thousand Suns is a tribal community...
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Sage Campground
4 sites · RVs3 acres · MichiganThe property is wooded, swampy when it’s rainy, and a mostly flat cut grass area. It can be muddy in spots at times. We have chickens, goats and a lot of dogs that bark. Tractors and vehicles and neighbors on bikes and ATVs go by regularly. It’s mostly peaceful and we love it here. Our house is under renovation and you can see signs of that on the exterior. You must clean up after your dogs. Keep your campsite area clean and free from piles of your belongings or trash.
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Oak Meadows
30 sites · RVs, Tents27 acres · MichiganPark your RV or pitch your tent at Oak Meadows. You will have access to our almost 30 acres of a beautiful meadow, hardwood forest, or secret field. Each camp sight comes with access to a private fire ring. Oak Meadows is minutes away from all of West Michigan's popular destinations: Michigan Adventures (3 min drive), ThunderBird Raceway (2 min drive), bike trails to endless destinations (3 min drive), Duck Lake State Park (12 min drive), Whitelake Pier & Lighthouse (14 min drive), 5 major Motorcross / Snowmobiling trails (13-50 min drive), 1000's of acres of National Forest, and surrounded by many lakes and rivers to fish, canoe, boat, kayak, paddleboard, and ski.
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Harvest Village - Farmstay
5 sites · Lodging, RVs10 acres · Le Roy, MichiganYour Hosts - Dan and Arlene Cool: “We served as missionaries in South America for over 20 years. Our first assignment was in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, primarily at a school for missionary children, teaching Bible classes (Dan) and helping to start up and run a hot lunch program (Arlene). After this we ministered in Paraguay for 10 years. Our final years of missionary service were in Chile where we founded a missionary training school to train Chilean missionaries. Latin American students that we helped train are now serving around the world bringing hope and the Gospel to needy people. Harvest Village helps to support the ministries of our former students. We are excited to enter this new stage of our lives and to share our family’s centennial farm with people interested in healthier living and farm vacationing.”Your stay at Harvest Village helps bring hope to the hopeless; We set aside $1 /per guest, per night, to help our former students who are serving as missionaries in some of the neediest places around the world.
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Halls Haven
3 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Gladwin, MichiganThe property was purchased by my father more than 40 years ago and left to our family a paradise....
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 Bring your own camping equipment & Pitch your tent @ Camp Squid Off The Grid!
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Kendra S.’s Land
150 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Benzonia, Michigan
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Heritage Hills
5 sites · RVs, Tents21 acres · Ishpeming, MichiganHeritage Hills isn't called Heritage Hills for nothing! It's situated on 21 acres of what was the original Wawonowin Country Club, a 9-hole golf course that was built in the early 1800s and then closed in the mid 1960s. This area was boom town in those early days because the very spot where iron ore was discovered is within walking distance! You are free to explore by foot, bike or horse the whole 800 acres between Ishpeming and Negaunee (and further if you would like!) and expedience this diverse area of hardwoods, pines, meadows and some wetlands, too, to discover many historical spots of interest. We can provide a map if you would like to explore on your own, or put together a special tour by wagon or horse to see top points of interest like Mathews Cross: a big steel cross mounted in a big rock about 600 some feet up, erected by historian Frank Mathews in  honor of all the miners who died. You can walk around Union Park originally built for the Green Bay packer team (now the Packers) to play the Ishpeming/Negaunee football team but later a horse harness race track where Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show performed! Explore areas of old mines, and where Iron ore was discovered: the Iron Ore Heritage trail is nearby, too. It's a 48 mile walking & biking trail with historical points and old shafts and pits along that way - it goes all the way to Lake Superior if you dare go that far! Heritage Hills came to be 8 years ago as 'Heritage Hills Horseback Riding' where we did just that - lots of horseback riding with guided horseback rides for the public! We still do a few limited public trail rides and, of course, have horses and ponies on the property, but we do so much more:* Wagon rides in summer & sleigh rides in winter.* Horse camps for kids and adults every Friday in the summer.* We are certified in the EAGALA model of equine assisted psychotherapy along with a learning technique with horses called Horse Powered Reading.
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White Horse Ranch
13 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Rapid River, MichiganPerfectly located for day tripping in the U.P. as we are centered within an hour drive from...
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Camp Moonshadow
6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Honor, MichiganOur property was originally the only homestead on this road. WE offer 4 Walk in Tent sites and a...
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Llama Meadows Eco Farm BaseCamp
7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents16 acres · Benzonia, MichiganLlama Meadows Farm is a sixteen acre organic fruit and vegetable farm. Located in Beautiful...
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When it comes to natural attractions, Michigan holds all the aces. This landlocked state has more state parks and state forests than any other, miles of coastline, and more than 10,000 lakes—which means you’ll never be more than six miles from the water. Some of the best camping is found on the beaches and islands of the Great Lakes, so plan a summer getaway to swim, fish, and kayak, or a fall camping trip to admire Michigan’s spectacular foliage. Winter is best suited for RV camping, with snow blanketing much of the state from November through March.

Where to Go

​Upper Peninsula

The Upper Peninsula is Michigan’s wild toupée, with swathes of old-growth forests, sandy beaches, and inland lakes stretching along the southern shore of Lake Superior. This is the spot to escape the crowds, whether pitching your tent by the sand dunes in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, parking your RV by a waterfall in Tahquamenon Falls State Park, or yurt camping in the Porcupine Mountains. For the ultimate camping experience, the Hiawatha National Forest has some 60 campsites to choose from.

Northern Lower Peninsula

Bordered by Lake Michigan to the West and Lake Huron to the east, the northern Lower Peninsula has the highest concentration of Michigan state parks. Miles of mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking trails await in the Huron National Forest, where you can choose from modern campgrounds or backcountry camping. Along the coast, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a must-see, Wilderness State Park is a dark sky reserve, and Ludington State Park Beach is a family favorite.

Southwest Michigan

Grand Rapids is the gateway to Michigan’s southwest, where the shore of Lake Michigan provides plenty of options for a summer camping trip. Lakefront cities such as South Haven, Benton Harbor, and Holland have sandy beaches, historic lighthouses, and seafront campgrounds. Forget tent camping in the wilderness—RV sites come equipped with full hookups, playgrounds, and watercraft rentals.

Southeast Michigan

Michigan's "Thumb" juts out along the west shore of Lake Huron, where Sleeper State Park and Port Crescent State Park are the big draws for campers. Below this, the west coast is ideal for a road trip, peppered with shipwreck dive sites, secluded beaches, and golf courses. South of Detroit and Lake St. Clair, Sterling State Park is the only state park on the shore of Lake Erie, with a mix of RV and tent sites by the beach.

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