Farm camping in Michigan

Discover and book the best campgrounds, cabins, RV parks, and more.

Farm camping in Michigan

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

Top-rated stays

Picture of the Land
98%
(350)
Lynx Run Wilderness Retreat
7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Stanwood, MIMy property (Lynx Run) has an amazing geological and historical background. During the last ice age, glacial waters carved out the ravine in which the Betts Creek flows.  Sometimes, the creek drops over 60 feet below the surrounding terrain as it meanders back and forth in oxbows as it flows toward the Muskegon River.  It was once the hunting, foraging and camping grounds of the Potawatami Indians.  In the late 1800's it was at the center of the Michigan Timber Industry.  Running along the edge of my property is the old railroad bed where timber was once hauled away.  Only two miles from my home, the logs were sent down the side of the hill and into the Muskegon River on log chutes and then floated to where the Muskegon empties into Lake Michigan.  Piles of field stones indicate that after the timber industry moved on, farmers moved in and attempted to tame the land.  But, fortunately for me, the land was abandoned by the farmers and has returned to a much more natural and pristine state.  My land is now a part of the Manistee National Forest and I am surrounded by thousands of acres of beautiful land (both public and private).  I am the only person who lives back here in this part of the forest, so seclusion and privacy are wonderful and the wildlife and beauty is abundant.
from 
$40
 / night
Picture of the Land
100%
(27)
Hunt’s Hillside Vineyards
3 sites · RVs, Tents45 acres · Lawton, MIStay in our beautiful vineyard! Enjoy walks through the vines and enjoy beautiful sunsets. Also...
from 
$50
 / night
Picture of the Land
100%
(26)
McCormick Artisans Woods/River
3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents33 acres · Jonesville, MIWe bought this property in 2012 and have built several buildings and forged paths throughout the...
from 
$40
 / night
South side of the vineyard, looking west to camp.
100%
(474)
Mulln-Heim Vineyards
2 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Baroda, MIThis is a 3rd generation "Family Farm" of a different sort I suppose. Seems there's a bit of everything here, and arguably not enough of anything. At least for conventional farming. So we've learned to do things a bit differently.Our main crop is wine and juice grapes since our topography, climate, and soil type makes it a premier location for that. But with 30+ acres of forested hillsides, low ground, and natural areas we've evolved into a mixed farm and forest enterprise. Our goal is to utilize the productivity of all our property while still retaining the basic character and usefulness of the wild areas. Letting each thing be what it wants to be and does best on it's own. Flow, not force.So our year starts early with tapping maple trees and making maple syrup. Plus there's grape trimming about this time as well. When the forest floor starts to green up a bit later, we start digging Ramps, or Wild Leeks in the woods. Most of these will go to the more trendy Chicago restaurants, but we also have some local sales. Next comes inoculating winter-cut logs with Shiitake spawn for next years mushroom production. This year we also conducted a few hands-on workshop seminars on mushroom growing as well. Then it's on to our raised bed herb & veggie gardens. (Fresh herbs are just so much fun to cook with!) We grow enough for our own yearly use, as well as some for direct sales. Summer keeps us busy tending all the different crops here and trying to keep up. But there's that steady progression of fresh veggies to eat. Yum !!! Fall brings our annual Grape U-Pick in September and October. And we try to time related crops like mums, pumpkins, and gourds for this same time frame. Makes the place a bit more interesting. Late fall is when we bring in firewood to heat the house and workshop. Stacks of wood everywhere. Hopefully before the 1st snow. In winter it's time to fire up the woodworking shop and be a bit creative. Build furniture, equipment maintenance, who knows what next years projects will include. I like to keep everybody guessing.So, that's what goes on here. You're welcome to check it out, lend a hand, relax back at camp, walk the vineyards and/or forest, or just breathe and relax. That's up to you. But I would recommend visiting a few of the fine local wineries. Seems there's a festival going on at one or another of them just about every weekend. Good music, good wine, good times. And there's the Lake Michigan beaches a few miles down the road.Yeah, this is a pretty casual place here, love meeting new people, very open to civil discussions of all sorts.However, rude, ill mannered people will probably enjoy staying elsewhere. Just say'n.
from 
$50
 / night
Camp fire pit.
97%
(16)
Sand Lily Farms
2 sites · RVs, Tents9 acres · Pullman, MI30 years ago this land was used to pack and store onions and carrots.  The farm hand manager lived where the barn bathroom is. The property is just south of the Allegan state game area, where mint was grown around 1900. The owner AM Todd created the double distilled mint process and sold it to wrigley for double mint gum.
from 
$35
 / night
Picture of the Land
98%
(25)
White Horse Ranch
13 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Rapid River, MIPerfectly located for day tripping in the U.P. as we are centered within an hour drive from Marquette, Manistique, and Munising. We are located on Stonington Peninsula, 2 miles from Peninsula Point Lighthouse, and one mile from a boat launch. We have 20 acres of property that offers spectacular views of the stars as well as cedar forests, hardwood forests across the road, and pasture land that is fenced for horses and farming. The barn has cooking facilities open to all our guests, along with a lounge area and dining. It closes at 10 pm to offer privacy to our Glamping guests. Located within 4 miles we have tennis courts and a playground at town hall, complete with horseshoe pits and free Wi-Fi. Tranquillity vacation spot with lots of amenities! Hope to see you soon!
from 
$30
 / night
Picture of the Land
99%
(101)
Nature and Nurture Farm
4 sites · RVs, Tents130 acres · Dexter, MIOur 130 acre property is currently an organic heirloom vegetable seed farm that is only 12 minutes from Ann Arbor. Part of it was formerly owned by the Egeler family who at one time owned quite a bit of Marshall Rd and part of it was owned by the Mersereau family. It was formerly a conventional farm, but we've converted it to organic production. The rolling land is 1/2 forest and 1/2 fields, making it a biodiverse hot spot for plants, animals, and fungi.
from 
$63
 / night
Picture of the Land
100%
(120)
Llama Meadows Eco Farm BaseCamp
7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents16 acres · Benzonia, MILlama Meadows Farm is a sixteen acre organic fruit and vegetable farm. Located in Beautiful Benzie Country, in Northwestern Lower Michigan. We are one mile south of Crystal Lake and six miles east of Lake Michigan. Our-house is super insulated and passive solar. We had llamas for their wool and manure.   We retired from raising llamas, we had 12 they got old and moved on. We have around 50 fruit trees. The fruit we grow includes apples, pears, figs and paw paws. We also grow grapes, and kiwis, we also put in filberts, walnuts and pecans. We have a beautiful labyrinth peace garden.
from 
$43
 / night
Picture of the Land
98%
(89)
Hibernian Farm
3 sites · Lodging, Tents40 acres · Ludington, MIWe are a family-run farm working to return the land we steward back to healthy balance. The barn...
from 
$30
 / night
Breezy Farm Setting
94%
(18)
Art Farm Fennville
2 sites · Lodging20 acres · Fennville, MIWelcome to Fabulous Fennville Birds abound, Bees buzz, and the milkweed is full of Monarchs. The sultry evening air lengthens the day until the fire flies remind us to stop and enjoy the night-lite show. It’s an authentic slice of nature with a pond backdrop and a perch atop of a slope side forest. Enjoy a sunset stretch on a yoga mat in the near by Gazebo. Watch the morning sun creep over the pond with a cup of artisan crafted coffee roasted on site. Private yet so close to Saugatuck (10min) Douglas (5min) and Fennville. Cannabis friendly and local musicians sometimes join us for fire pit impromptu when stars align. We’ve set aside a slice of Art Farm Fennville for quiet contemplation. The tent is steel frame canvas with complete screened in comfort. You’ll have access to the restroom and the shower, outdoor communal kitchen space of the Art barn 24 hr’s. Our canvas camp Bell Tent is great for birdwatching and spying shooting stars surrounded by water, with it’s own dock and swim access. We love to foodgeek-as we locavore the best of our neighboring farms offerings with a pop-up artisan goods market weekly featuring the coffee beans we artisan roast /grind/ french press right here on site. Freshly Roasted Coffee Beans in the a.m and firefly good-nights! Perfect for Bike Trekkers, Road Touring groups and nature seekers, this end of the road private space is 18 acres of gardens and ponds. The two large barns host summer art workshops and events and a cabin is offered as a creative retreat. A shower and small dressing area is available with a locker for longer stays. Bicycle storage and tools available for use. The welded sculpture is the work of Christine and the painted steel work by the late Terry Thomas. Art featured throughout the property. The Saugatuck Interurban comes to our doorstep and takes you into Saugatuck and Douglas, load your bike upon the rack and for a buck you're car free. Lake Michigan is a few miles away. Ask for best local access due to changing lake levels. Your host is onsite and available if you have questions for her you may txt/call directly. Care to inquire about art offerings? Care to host an event? It's possible...
from 
$70
 / night
Doesn't get better than this.
98%
(166)
Long Haul Flower Farm
2 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Chelsea, MILong Haul Farm is an organic flower farm in Chelsea, MI dedicated to sustainably growing plants,...
from 
$42
 / night
The road leading to your campsite.
93%
(75)
Retreat Campsites
4 sites · Lodging, Tents20 acres · Fennville, MIThe Retreat Campsites are situated on land owned by the Red Spirit Retreat Center. The beautiful...
from 
$55
 / night

Outdoor stays for every style

Find your new favourite spot.

Value Prop
Value Prop

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.

Safety partners

Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future.