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Camping near Alpena

When you camp in Alpena, Lake Huron adventures are just off the dock.

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Alpena Lake Huron Beach RV Site

1 site · RV1 acre · Alpena, MI
Great Lake Huron Thunder Bay beach front spot in the heart of Alpena. Watch the sunrise over Lake Huron, enjoy swimming in the lake, bike riding trails, shopping in Alpena, take it easy and enjoy the beautiful lake view and relax by the campfire by the beach in the evening. You will be parking your camper a stones throw to the beach! Super convenient location which is only bike ride away from Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, Alpena Shipwreck Tours, Starlite Beach, Mich-e-ke-wis Park, Blair Street Park and Alpena Bi-Path and Miniature Golf. Or go exploring at Rockport State Park. Please respect our neighbors with quiet time after dark.
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Jewett Creek Farm

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Hillman, MI
Quiet, close to lots of funLearn more about this land:- Full bathroom - RV hookup - Park like area off a asphalt road - 3 miles from the world famous Fletchers Flood Waters and near many other inland lakes. - 20 minutes from Lake Huron. - no one lives on site neighbors across road - ORV trails within five miles. - Five miles from the Thunder Bay River. - Near a Golf Course with elk viewing. - Campfire wood provided. - Pet friendly! - Seasonal
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Kozy Kabin

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Hillman, MI
The Kozy Kabin is located in the woods of northern Michigan just a quarter mile away from the ORV trailhead. Surrounded by 1,000s of acres of state land just across the street, this is the perfect location for your outdoor getaway! There are dozens of amazing lakes nearby, too! Don't forget your ORVs, hunting gear, fishing poles, snowmobiles, boats, jet skis, kayaks, golf clubs, & the dogs! There is no shortage of outdoor activities to do when you're staying at the Kozy Kabin! You'll have full access to the entire Kozy Kabin, minus the utility closet in the bathroom. If for any reason you need to access the electric panel in there, we are only 10 minutes away to come unlock it. The shed in the backyard does have a lock on it, and the key is hanging on the coat hook for use. There are 1,000s of acres of state land directly across the street, great for hunting & exploring. The ORV trailhead is at the end of the street with some of the best trails for ATV's, dirt bikes, UTV's and snowmobiles. You can ride directly from the Kozy Kabin to the trails. There should be plenty of room to park your truck/trailer and additional cars in the driveway as well. Please do not ride in the yard, keep it on the trails. If there is any sign of riding in the yard, there will be an additional charge to your stay to repair the lawn. Other things to note: We do not currently have WiFi at the Kozy Kabin, but you are able to hook up the TV to a hotspot to use the smart TV/roku features. Most cell providers get good service here. There is no smoking or vaping inside of the Kozy Kabin, but you are welcome to smoke outside. Please do not dispose of cigarette butts on the ground. If there are any signs of smoking inside there will be an additional cleaning charge to your stay. Dogs are always welcome, but please clean up after them. There is a designated poop shovel in or near the shed. Please do not leave any land mines in the yard, but the woods is fine!
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Moore Private Family Camp

1 site · RV10 acres · Hillman, MI
Family Personal Private Camp Site Available for UseLearn more about this land:Located close to Fletcher’s Pond for all season fishing, All Sports Lake Avalon, Famous Thunderbay Resort Golf/ Elk Viewing Dinner. Hillman Maintown and close to Alpena or Gaylord for ORV/ Snowmobile riding.
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O Me, O Mio

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Mio, MI
A rustic, permalog style cabin that is suited to accommodate up to nine. This is a cabin to help disconnect from the hustle and bustle of our chaotic lives. There is limited cell signal, no internet and no local or cable channels. The cabin is pet friendly, as I believe our pets are an extension of our families and should get to vacation with everyone rather than boarded (dogs only are allowed). Primary source of heat is a propane wall furnace. There is an electric fireplace in the living room. In the summer there is a window AC unit at the cabin and a fan for the loft (it does get hot up there). The cabin is very close (1/4 mile) to the AuSable River where you can easily launch boats, canoes and more. The ORV trail head is just a 1/4 mile down the road. This is also the perfect cabin for hunting, fishing, hiking and trail riding. Be sure to keep an eye out for an eagle or two. Also had deer tracks in the yard.
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Rains Ranch

4 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Curran, MI
80 relaxing acres of Ahhhhh!!! and mixed terrain. Abundant wild life including bald eagles. Secluded sites and picturesque ponds. Many activities near by. Hiking, bicycling, kayaking, canoeing, ORV and snowmobile trails. Short drive to Lake Huron as well as the Ausable River! but at the same time you’re in the middle of nowhere where YOU want to be!!! Learn more about this land: We have private sites available for small groups. Easily traversed mowed trails. Clear secluded campsites in the Huron national forest. Great for walking and seeing wildlife. Clear night skies. Great for stargazing or seeing the Northern Lights. If you're looking for that diamond in the rough, look no more!!! It's HERE at Rains Ranch!!!
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Johnny P’s Hardwood Grove

3 sites · RVs, TentsHarrisville, MI
The camp site is located in a nice private place along the hardwood grove at the north end of my farm. It is beautiful and private and offers sweeping views of the surrounding areas to the south west. A great place to relax and enjoy.
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Cabins in the Woods

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Atlanta, MI
Nice Clean Cabins access to ORV and Snowmobiling Quiet area in the woods in Northern Michigan. Less than two miles from three lakes with(Boat Ramps) for Fishing and Kayaking AC/Heat provided and fire ring for bonfires round out a perfect weekend getaway. Looking for groups of 4 people plenty of parking for guests
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Northern Nevada Valley

2 sites · RVs14 acres · Hale, MI
Learn more about this land:Pitch a tent or bring your RV, valleys and mountain beauty, miles of hiking, peace from the everyday busy life.
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The Enchanted Forest

1 site · RV1 acre · Lewiston, MI
Learn more about this land:Off road, in the middle of the woods, near five beautiful lakes, ponds, swimming holes and a beach. One and a half miles from Garland Golf Course in beautiful Lewiston, Michigan. Surrounded by pine trees and East and West Twin Lake, surrounded by a beach and four other lakes nearby. A beautiful spot to camp in the woods, ground yourself and take in mother nature’s ultimate beauty.
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Dark Sky View

5 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Lewiston, MI
A Clean, Safe Relaxing Atmosphere located in Northern Michigan Located on the outskirts of beautiful Lewiston Michigan .We are in a dark sky viewing area. Close to world class fishing, many lakes and rivers. Across from state land, ORV trails and snowmobile trails, hiking, snowshoeing, and a golf resort. We have rustic spots for tents and larger spots for travel trailers and RV's up to 50' .No hook ups, however we do have fresh water for filling tanks . We will RSVP on a first come first served bases. Amenities: Community fire pit and site fire rings. Secure Location, Free fire wood (you pick). Golf carts ATV orv sxs jeeps snowmobile are welcome if you can tread lightly. Pets will be allowed on a case by case basis. All pets will be on a 6' leash and under the direct control of the owner. Pest will NOT be left alone. Sites will be kept clean and orderly by registered camper. Trash and litter will be placed in the cans provided. If you chose to take your vehicle to your site it must be all the way off of the trail. No loud Noise after 10 pm Fire rings are provided however during DNR burn bans we reserve the right to prohibit their use. Fire wood can be found all around. Only harvest dead and down trees. Do not cut any standing timber. No fires will be left unattended. A person must be present at all times when a fire is going. All fires must be fully extstiquised. Rules: No one under 21 years old ever Generators use 2 hours max during the hours of 10 am to 5pm Respect theProperty lines Respect our neighbors Clothing is optional in certain"areas" not everywhere Free On site air for filling tires or toys. Gated entrance during private events. No one will enter upon this property without the owners permission. Poop, pee and TP are the only things that go in the potty. Potty is well lit inside and out. Clean and stocked with good TP let's keep it that way. There is also a # on the wall to text if there is a problem. No it's not 867-5309 ; ) Each fire ring has a full bucket of water near it when there is a fire going. No bucket No fire.
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1 site · Lodging10 acres · Sand Lake, MI
Five acres of mature wood with a cabin with power, outhouse and hand pump water well. This property is a fun rustic cabin built in the Early 60s been in the same family since built. The cabin is within a mile of a nice lake with public boat launch and ten minutes from the Ausable river for fishing and tubing or kakaing. Major snowmobileing and ORV/ATV trails are very close. Hiking and wildlife viewing is right of property as state land start across the road and neighbors are not to close. Hunting is also a great pass time.
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Camping near Alpena guide

Overview

Leave it to the lakeside vacation town of Alpena to serve up the best of Lake Huron. Hugging the shores of Thunder Bay, this Michigan town is a mecca for water activities like kayaking, fishing, and boating. Onshore, historic lighthouses and state forest treks ignite your adventurer's spirit.

Thanks to Alpena's healthy influx of tourists, Northwoods camping is easy to find. Make your home base in one of the state parks, county parks, or RV parks. You can even pitch a tent at the Alpena County Fairgrounds.

If you want to catch your dinner, head to Long Lake County Park. Besides excellent walleye fishing, the lake also has waterfront campsites and some great swimming holes. A short drive inland brings you to Ossineke State Forest. The rustic sites here are the envy of hardcore tent campers.

Once you're settled in, rent a boat (or bring your own) to explore the Lake Huron shoreline. Are you looking for more adventure? Hop on the Thunder Bay River for a day of kayaking or canoeing. Paddling gear can be rented at a local canoe livery. Hint—the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary along the river is a great birding spot.

Alpena is a true wilderness paradise in Michigan. As a result, parks here are in high demand—it's not uncommon to see campsites for July filling up by January. If you want to camp in the summer or fall, booking early is a must.

Want to escape the crowds? Don't throw out the idea of a winter trip. You can always retreat to a heated cabin after a day of cross-country skiing or ice fishing.

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