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Jackson Station Farm

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· Maple City, Michigan
32 acres
4 sites
4 Tent
Once upon a time, this was property was hunting camp to another multi-generational family - a place where friends gathered and where stories were made. We were lucky enough to get this land a few years ago and are now building our dream - raising kids and developing a small farm. We love being hosts and welcoming community. We worked hard and stayed patient to amend zoning in our Township for Agritourism to allow farm stays. Now we get to share this special place we get to call home, with you! MORE ABOUT THE LOCATION: Enjoy an outdoor experience in beautiful Leelanau County via Agritourism at Jackson Station! Our property has 4 private sites situated among a dense pine forest on our small-scale farm.  Our farm produces pastured, all natural meat, including pork, beef, chicken and goat. Find the laying hens roaming around and see the pigs, cows and goats hanging out in the fenced in areas. A variety of cuts of meat from our freezers are available for sale or get a tour of the farmstead ~ Just ask! You may simply enjoy the scene at your leisure. We're located conveniently between the two popular vacation destinations of Glen Arbor and Leland, MI - both a short scenic drive in either direction. The Leelanau Peninsula is littered with recreational opportunities including shopping, dining, hiking, biking, beaches, boating, wine tasting, fishing, and hunting. SITE DETAILS: Each camp site has a bed of woodchips, gravel surrounding a bonfire ring, a clothesline and neatly stacked firewood. Our sites may accomodate 2 adults and their minors. You may park 1 vehicle at your site's access point. If you're traveling with more than one vehicle, multiple adults or a larger group, please book more than one camp site. We recommend that larger groups or multiple adults book more than one site next to eachother (such as Site 1 & 2 or sites 2 &3). Quiet hours are enforced between 10pm-7am. This is our home and farm, not a campground, please think of staying here in that way. A short walk from camp, down the farm road to the end of the livestock fence and garden, you'll find access to a water pump for delicious drinking water straight from our well, so that you may fill containers of water or utilize for rinsing.  Our land borders the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. You'll be just a few miles from access to beautiful Lake Michigan beaches. Relax in the sand, hunt for rocks, hike a trail, kayak or paddle-board and watch an epic sunset.  We are just down the road from the uninhabited School Lake, known for its fishing from non-motorized boats or a quiet place to paddle. Additionally, just 2 Miles away you can access the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, a non-motorized 27 mile groomed trail that follows the scenic M-22 from our location all the way to Empire, MI. This trail is open year round to walk, run, bicycle, snowshoe or cross-country ski. 2.8 miles in the other direction from our camp, you'll find a Mountain Bikers paradise at Palmer Woods Forest Preserve, with various hiking trails and a 6 mile mountain bike trail.
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Maple City, Michigan, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Raquel J.Joined in June 2020
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104 Ratings · 77 reviews
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Hannah M.recommends
October 9, 2022
Site 2 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
We loved this site!!! Hosts were great! The camp site was very cozy and beautifully maintained. Would love to go back!
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Nikki M.recommends
September 5, 2022
Site 3 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
10/10 would recommend this site!
The campsites at Jackson Station are quiet, spacious and well maintained. The toilet is clean, trash and recycling was really nice to have, and access to School Lake nearby for a swim ("shower/bath") was perfect. The campsites are in close proximity to Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Platte River, Crystal Lake, Point Betsie Lighthouse and more! Lots of options to go out and explore or chill at camp and listen to the farm animals. Raquel and Kevin both came by and checked in through the course of my 2 night 3 day stay, and shared some history of the farm, which was awesome. Thank you for a wonderful campsite, I look forward to coming back!
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Joseph C.recommends
September 4, 2022
Site 1 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Jackson Station provides a perfect camping base for exploring the area. Perfect set up.
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Brent G.recommends
August 22, 2022
Site 3 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Location, location
First Hipcamp experience. It worked out well and we would not hesitate to book camping at Jackson Station again. Campsites are well kept and the location is top notch relative to SBD, quaint little towns like Glen Arbor and Lake Michigan beaches. Raquel was quick to provide any info needed. They also have meat sourced from their farm that, sadly, I forgot to purchase.
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Jessica C.recommends
August 20, 2022
Site 4 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Easy camping in a great location
I’ll be returning next Summer for sure! The perfect location close to all my favorite beaches, Glen Arbor and Leland. The campsite was private enough yet still close to the drinking water and my vehicle. The wood-chips are surprisingly convenient for tents and easy kindling for the campfire. The firewood stack at each site was also nice. The stars were amazing.
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Michael F.recommends
August 17, 2022
Site 1 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Absolutely lovely and refreshing stay at Jackson Station. The campsites are well maintained, private, and sizeable. Raquel was very communicative. The farm animals were a great feature and gave us a fun walk to do every day. Plentiful wood and other amenities provided. Big recommend from us!
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Daniel D.recommends
September 28, 2020
Site 1 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Camp sites are well maintained and private. Loved it!!
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Dom B.recommends
September 27, 2020
Site 1 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Amazing host and good site. You might got vist by the chicken!! So curious creature! Its very nice and will definitely come back again.
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Dustin K.recommends
September 26, 2020
Site 1 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Awesome!
Best private camp site when we needed to get away from everything, definitely going back there again!
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Elissa J.recommends
September 26, 2020
Site 1 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
We had a great stay at Jackson Station! Site 1 was HUGE and perfect for what we needed. We will definitely be back.
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Joe K.recommends
September 24, 2020
Site 4 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
The campsites and property at Jackson Station are beautiful. Exactly what you hope they will be. The family is very welcoming, informative and helpful. So cool to check out the farm and spend time on this beautiful piece of land. Go check it out!!!
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Brittany I.recommends
September 23, 2020
Site 2 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Raquel J’s Land was great! Hoping we can make it back again soon!
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Monica H.recommends
September 20, 2020
Site 4 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Beautiful escape in the evergreens
Beautiful camp nestled in the evergreens. Raquel stopped by once to say hello, offer a map with local attractions and invite us to meet their livestock. Three other groups of campers were enjoying the property while we were there, but we could neither see nor hear them—a wonderful private (COVID) escape for our family. Top three attractions: the night sky (unbelievable!), the chickens who stopped by to say hello on Sat am, and the congenial American Redstart who kept us company.
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Anna K.recommends
September 20, 2020
Site 3 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Great experience.
Staying here was a great experience. . Four campsites in a scenic stand of Spruce trees. There is tree cover between sites for privacy. Everything was very neat/clean - wood chips were a great touch and kept dirt to a minimum. Across the camp area were cows and pigs & a vegetable garden along the fence line. A chicken even wandered into my campsite. Very charming. Already planning my next stay.
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Katie N.recommends
September 20, 2020
Site 2 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Raquel was an excellent host, and we thoroughly enjoyed our short stay. The sites are well maintained and spread out so you're not right on top of any other campers. Raquel and her kids were gracious enough to show us around their farm; we loved learning more about their livestock! Easy to find, centrally located for day trips, and beautiful Northern Michigan surroundings- what's not to love?
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Jesse S.recommends
September 19, 2020
Site 3 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Raquel’s farm was beautiful! The sites were ringed by pine trees and were nicely secluded. The farm fresh eggs were delicious ($5/dozen). It was amazing drinking our morning coffee while walking through the pines next to the cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens. The animals were a little loud in the morning but not too bad - bring some ear plugs if you’re a light sleeper. We were apprehensive about the Portapotty but it was fine and well maintained. Oh - and they had a tomato surplus when we were there so Raquel gave us the ok to grab a few straight from the vine - they were great. Raquel gave us some pointers for hikes and sites to watch the sunset. All in all a great experience and would recommend.
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Michael F.recommends
September 17, 2020
Site 4 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Very Nice camp site!
Clean and well kept site, welcoming people and community. We’ll be back!
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Brittany N.recommends
September 14, 2020
Site 2 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
We really enjoyed our stay at Jackson Station. It's perfectly located, just a few miles away from the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Raquel gave us excellent hiking + swimming tips and we loved sleeping amongst the pines and stargazing on the farm. Highly recommend. We hope to return next summer!
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Sudzy S.recommends
September 12, 2020
Site 4 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Loved it!!!
It was the most amazing stay. So private and just like out of a movie. Loved our stay!
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Rachel E.recommends
September 7, 2020
Site 2 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
My boyfriend and I had a really great stay at Raquel's campsite! The land was beautiful and we loved visiting the animals on her farm. Raquel was super responsive and friendly (even providing us with some recommendations for hiking trails in the local area), and I would absolutely stay there again if I make the trip up again in the future. Everything exceeded my expectations and I would totally recommend this stay to another person!
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Mitch M.recommends
September 7, 2020
Site 1 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
What a wonderful stay!
Raquel's campsite was *wonderful* — from the soft woodchip ground that made it easier to set-up and kept us drier from the rain, to the private location set away about 25 feet in the woods from the common space. The price was affordable, the space was well-kempt, and the location itself was ideally located close to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Glen Arbor, and even a short (though slightly longer) drive to Traverse City. Raquel was also incredibly helpful, providing local suggestions of less-traditional places to see, which we appreciated very much. Thanks for a wonderful camping experience!
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Wendy D.recommends
September 2, 2020
Site 4 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
We had a great stay in camp site number 4. The sites are all near each other, but there is thick woods between each site and they all have a long driveway to make them as private as possible. The farm animals were a unique feature that we enjoyed. 10/10 would recommend Jackson Station to a friend.
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Susie G.recommends
August 31, 2020
Site 3 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
A dreamy stay!
Raquel and her family were. absolutely wonderful. Given the status of the world right now, it was really exceptional to have a private, clean campsite just off of their amazing working farm. Super close to town and multiple places to swim. Raquel was helpful with suggestions when we needed them. Fresh produce & firewood on site was a total dream. We are very much already planning a return next year to rent all four sites for some safe distanced celebration! A lovely oasis. Thanks so much!
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Tim V.recommends
August 31, 2020
Site 4 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Fantastic stay and Jackson and Raquel were wonderful hosts. I would highly recommend this site for a weekend getaway to relax and unwind.
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Anthony M.recommends
August 30, 2020
Site 3 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Among the pines...
Jackson Station Leelanau is a great place to camp. The fresh veggies, eggs, and potable water were a bonus. Even though we were in one of four camp sites close to Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and small coastal towns, at times I felt we were backpacking in the deep woods on the northern end with of the Appalachian Trail among the pine trees. The site was quiet (except for my kids). Raquel and her family were welcoming and responsive to any and all questions we had. They were outstanding hosts! Thank you!!
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Jd W.recommends
August 26, 2020
Site 4 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Jackson Station was a great experience! Each campsite feels very secluded... little camping nests amongst pine trees out of sight of others. There was firewood available for a very reasonable purchase, and eggs, tomatoes (best I’ve had in Michigan), kale and basil. The access to the farm animals was wonderful, and it’s clear these are well cared for stock. The property was close to Glen Arbor (about 12 mins) and Sleeping Bear Dunes. A great place if you want to disappear at your site, or find a great beach, trail or quaint shop for a break. Highly recommend and we will return!
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Christine L.recommends
August 26, 2020
Site 1 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Awesome, but ask ??s and get a map.
The land was beautiful, farm animals were great, great access to everything. Before booking make sure to confirm the "lake you can bathe in" is open. It was closed when we were there so we bathed in a couple questionable, but beautiful lakes before being warned about "lake itch". Thankfully, we made it out fine, but make sure you get a map and orientation from hosts upon your arrival if possible. After we did, it was smooth sailing. Also, be ready to get rustic cuz you will likely not want to use the port a potty that you can smell from feet away. This was an awesome experience for the price, I would book again with the knowledge I have now and a little more prepararion. Beautiful, land, beautiful area, UH-MAZING stars at night.
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Kelsey H.recommends
August 25, 2020
Site 4 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Excellent!
Raquel and her family are so friendly and welcoming. The stars in the area will astound you! The campsite was clean and maintained. If you're looking for a great getaway place, definitely come here!
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Charles D.recommends
August 23, 2020
Site 3 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
This was our first Hipcamp experience, and it was a great start. We were on site #3, which was a cozy and private little pocket of conifers. (Sites 1 & 2 were also private, but they might be nice to rent together if you were part of a larger group.) The host and her family were very nice and welcoming. The location felt off the beaten path (in a good way), but you’re still only 10-15 minutes from the action. We enjoyed our stay!
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Nydia H.recommends
August 22, 2020
Site 4 - Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Fun for everyone
Beautiful site to camp. Very private and clean. Host was super welcoming and very helpful with guiding us with things to do in town and recommendations of must see. Kids really enjoyed looking at the farm animals and exploring the woods. Site “4” was amazing! Away from the other campers and a great clear place to look at the sky at night. Great for star gazing. We even got a chance to see a few shooting stars.
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