Hipcamp host Kevin W.,
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There is a great play area for kids, plus a log playhouse they can even camp in if they wish.

You and your guests will have the property to yourselves, to increase your ability to relax and enjoy, so book early!

Catch and release fishing, beach area for swimming, plus zip line, water slide, and giant swing that all land you in the water.

Horse shoes, sand p

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There is a great play area for kids, plus a log playhouse they can even camp in if they wish.

You and your guests will have the property to yourselves, to increase your ability to relax and enjoy, so book early!

Catch and release fishing, beach area for swimming, plus zip line, water slide, and giant swing that all land you in the water.

Horse shoes, sand pit volley ball court, and tetherball are here as well.

Hiking trails cover our 57 acres, and wildlife is abundant. We are a mile from ORV trails and State land, 30-45 minutes from the Au Sable, Rifle, and Cedar rivers for canoeing, tubing, or kayaking.

There are numerous public lakes close by for fishing or pleasure cruising.

Treasure hunt a piece of Michigan history by metal detecting along our old narrow gauge railroad grade on the property.

Take a ride on our Bear Paw Dragon!

Bring a whole group to use all four RV sites and three large tent sites, and have a private (safe) campground outing! Fees apply to each site used.

We also have 2 RVs available to rent if needed. Contact us for details.

Look for an amazing treehouse  this spring!!!

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
7 sites
Up to 7 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 45 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
Hookups: No sewage and TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Kevin a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bear Paw in Michigan.

Beach
Forest
Field
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Wetlands

Places to see near Bear Paw

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Hipcamper Jamison

So relaxing!

Jamison C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 26th, 2021

Another wonderful camping trip in the book at Bear Paw! Thank you for a great relaxing weekend! 💞

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Hipcamper Suzy

Family fun with gracious hosts

Suzy K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 7th, 2021

What an lovely place to stay! We had so much fun relaxing around the campfire, having epic squirt gun battles, going on the giant see-saw, and rambling through the woods. Our hosts were incredibly warm and generous with their time, even taking the time to teach our son to fish! We’ll be coming back as soon as we can.

Hipcamper Jamison

Wonderful!!

Jamison C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 22nd, 2021

Wonderful beautiful campground and family! Kevin and his family were amazing hosts and provided many options and opportunities for family fun. It was a relaxing weekend and we will return ASAP!

Hipcamper Kevin
Response from Kevin, the Host, on August 23rd, 2021

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you all soon. I'm glad you decided to stay and fish a while before leaving Sunday. A kid can never fish too much.

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Hipcamper Rachel

Best family camping, hands down

Rachel H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 4th, 2021

We have 4 kids and our cousins have 4 as well. Bear Paw was the ideal place for our kids to play and for us to relax! There was so much to do, they were occupied the whole time. Thanks for a great vacation, Kevin! We'll be back :)

Hipcamper Josh

Value bomb

Josh S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 31st, 2021

This is by far the best campground I have ever stayed at. Kevin and Lori were very accommodating and the pond was so much fun for everyone that we didn’t even need to go anywhere for entertainment. They even sprayed for mosquitoes and ticks. There was so much equipment available for use that we could have packed half as much as we did. They provide tables, chairs, a gas grill, towels, RV is optional for a little extra, swim equipment for the kids and adults (life jackets, fins, goggles, etc…), and the tiki torches were great for lighting at night. We will be coming back for sure.

Hipcamper Josiah

2nd time—this time brought family!

Josiah C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 13th, 2021

We’re return HipCampers to Bear Paw (booked our return the day we left)—this time we brought my parents, my sister and her family with five kids. Here’s what they had to say:

“If you want your kids to love camping, bring them here...

My kids range in age from almost 2 to 13 years old and each one had multiple things to gush about and only one complaint - the bugs. (And since those pesky fellas are the complaint of campers the world over, if my kids hadn’t had to deal with flies and mosquitoes no one would believe they’d actually been near the woods.)
The boys caught some big fish, the toddlers were delighted with the sandy beach, my daughter loved the tiny cabin and everyone especially loved swimming in the pond and staying in an RV.
As parents, it was relaxing not to worry about how far the kids had wandered and who else might be around.
Our hosts, Kevin and Lori, were friendly and engaging.
In short, I cannot recommend this place highly enough and only hope that you will not get in the way of my booking my next adventure here. :)

Hipcamper Josiah
Josiah C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 17th, 2021

We booked our next visit back on the way back home from our first visit. Kevin and his wife were super. Even offered fishing poles for our kids. My boy caught a large mouth bass and was beyond thrilled.
The space itself was really nice. Does NOT feel you’re in someone’s backyard, as the camping site and play structures for the kids are in a side lot a distance from the house. The water was clean and we had a blast.
This place is a gem about to be discovered…last place I found on HipCamp near this good got voted “Best of” Michigan and now it’s hard to get in there. Here’s your chance at one of HipCamp’s gems—book it!

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Hipcamper Kevin
Response from Kevin, the Host, on September 2nd, 2021

I love these pictures!! Also, we have added even more play equipment, and the dragon is back from the "vet" ready to give rides.

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Hipcamper Tina
Tina S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 3rd, 2021

We cannot say enough good things about Bear Paw Camping. Kevin was beyond accomodating. The amenities he provided were exceptional and the property is amazing. Our family enjoyed our stay very much. Our grandchildren couldn't get enough of the play equipment! Our grand-daughter caught her first fish in his pond and is now "hooked". Our family is already making plans to return next year!

Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 31st, 2021

Our stay with Kevin was incredible! He and his wife were so friendly and helpful. My husband and I have 3 kids, 3 and under and we were able to relax and not worry about what our kids were doing or where they were because we could always see them and they had an amazing set up for the kids to play at. My oldest caught her first fish in their pond and my kids had the time of their lives there! The setting was beautiful and welcoming. We definitely look forward to staying there again!

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Property
Bear Paw
State
Michigan
Country
United States
$45/night
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