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Pitch yor tent and listen to the waves of Sturgeon Bay on Lake Michigan. Fantastic sunsets. Located half way between Harbor Springs and Mackinaw City. Within walking distance to the famous Legs Inn in Cross Village.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wind sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Lakeside Rustic Camping in Michigan.


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Hipcamper Dan

Campsite #1 was awesome!

Dan R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 17th, 2021

Awesome experience! We stayed at Campsite #1 and found it very easy to get to and while close to the road and cabins behind Legs Inn, it was still quite private. We had easy walk to the beach and were very close to the "very clean" port-a-John. Picnic table, fire pit and plenty of room with plenty of privacy. Thanks so much!!

Hipcamper Devon

Peacefully seclud

Devon T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 11th, 2021

The campsite was actually very nice. A bit smaller but we were able to get three tens up within the given space. Picnic table on site was provided and even a couple bundles of wood to help start a great weekend!

The best part of the site of course is being literary 40-50 feet away from Michigans beautiful lake. All you can hear is wind and the clash of sublte waves during the day as well as at night.

Theres a portable potty on site which was very clean and seriously no awful smells or anything like that.

The only small minor item on the site is how you get to campsite 2. You have to cross a few planked boards across a shallow marsh which is fine, brings a very secluded feeling towards the experience but the issue is that one pieces of the plank has a section where you can fall into the marsh. A few of us ended up with some soaked socks and shoes but other than that the campsite is pretty nice.

Id recommend this site to others as ill be back next year forsure.

Hipcamper Jessica

Great secluded getaway!

Jessica H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 10th, 2021

Second time staying at site #2! Such a beautiful spot to disconnect from electronics and reconnect with family. The sunsets and starry skies are breath taking!

Hipcamper Scott

Great experience

Scott C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 9th, 2021

Beautiful camp site. Clean bathroom.

Hipcamper Franklin

Awsome property!

Franklin S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 19th, 2021

Great property, with spectacular views! Would higly recommend! Also we all agreed nicest outside bathrooms we have used very clean!!

Hipcamper Jesse
Jesse H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 15th, 2021

A very cool little spot right by the beach, with a near-spotless port-a-potty and a great view of the night sky. Nice if you'd like to have a little more privacy than nearby Wilderness State Park, and you still get the dark sky view.

Small park with boat launch nearbyVery clean toiletNice beach nearbySite 2, closer to the beach. Quite windy here, especially if there's a storm coming.
Hipcamper Kirsten
Kirsten T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 13th, 2021

Beautiful campsite within steps to the beach. The campsite itself is cozy and tucked away where your neighbors or beach visitors can’t see you. Cleanest porta potty I’ve ever used. We stayed in site 2 and it was wonderful to fall asleep to the waves of Lake Michigan. Our neighbors at site 1 arrived after dark as we were going to bed and we didn’t hear them at all. Great privacy between sites. The beach next door offers a boat dock, bbq grills, and a covered picnic area. Come prepared with everything including firewood as the gas station in town is closed down and there is nothing else except the Legs Inn restaurant. We did not see any other firewood stands on our way in to town. Great private campsite that was perfect for our layover between Mackinaw and TC.

Hipcamper Bernadette
Bernadette M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 7th, 2021

Really pretty setting and so close to the beach. Just watch out for poison ivy and there’s no water spigot or pump.

Hipcamper Peg

Rustic camping in a nice location.

Peg G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 6th, 2021

We camped at this site the night before the Mackinaw Bridge Walk. We had site # 2 which was closer to the water (where the sounds of the waves lulled us to sleep). The location was about 30 minutes from the bridge. Our site had a good picnic table and fire ring. The shared porta potty was clean and had paper. To reach our site, we had to walk over a damp area on wood planks. The vegetation in this area was a little overgrown, but the area where we pitched our tents was good. Due to the lake breeze, we were not bothered by insects. The dark night sky allowed star gazing. I would camp here again and appreciated the detailed directions and communications from Hipcamp.

Sunset on Lake MichiganPicnic table and fire ringBoardwalk to the lakeSite #2


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