Beach camping in Michigan with climbing

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

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Camp Moonshadow

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Honor, MI
Our property was originally the only homestead on this road. WE offer 4 Walk in Tent sites and a RV site for small campers up 20 ft.- 20 Amp service Only!!! WE also have a 59 Vintage Shasta that rents nightly up to 3 nites The big barn was built over 100 years ago and is still standing. The farm house was built in 1907. It has been remodeled with a second story added. Pine trees were planted to prevent erosion in the 1960's. The national park began buying land near us in the 1970's and the boundary line to the park is a half-mile from Moonshadow Camp. The area is surrounded by state forests and many hiking and biking trails. Our valley is known for incredible stargazing. Amenities include full access to the Camp kitchen and dining area. You will also have access to a Portable restroom and hand washing station which is located by our BIG BARN. Hot Showers, no problem, you can enjoy a secluded private shower in our shower house which has indoor and outdoor showers. Nearby is Lake Michigan and Esch Rd beach. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake shore is nearby and The National Park is famous for attractions , trails, and hiking. Electricity and water is included at the RV site, and the Shasta Camper along with the Showerhouse and Camp Kitchen
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Sunshine Motel Rustic Camping

3 sites · Tents60 acres · Ontonagon, MI
Learn more about this land: Has nature been calling your name? Test your love of nature at Sunshine Motel and Cabin’s rustic campground. Nestled in the back of the cabins and up a small hill lay three rustic campsites. These campsites are available for rent; perfect for the Eco Tourist, and not for the faint of heart. When we say rustic, it is rustic. No utilities or facilities (toilet not) provided.   Toilet paper if needed. Parking is in a different spot; all sites are walk up. Please be aware that vehicle camping is not allowed on property. Currently there is a communal fire pit, as well as fire pits on each site. Private picnic tables and communal tables surround the grounds. Additionally, each site is provided with a trash can and BBQ grill.  Along with our large campsites there is a yard for the kids to play and access to our private beach. Many other trails, lakes and rivers are in the area along with several shopping opportunities. Come enjoy all that we at the  Sunshine can offer you.
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Endless Adventure

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Cedar Springs, MI
Enjoy a slice of heaven with the richest joys of Michigan, all in one place. Swim, soak in the hot tub or indoor pool (pending construction), meet the floofiest kitties and witness the miracles of a natural ecosystem. Butterflies Wildflowers Kindness Grounding Peacocks Chickens Egrets Herons Diving Birds Barn and shed style cabins (not empty, but they have room to fit some camp beds inside) no utilities. Cement camper pad (hookups not guaranteed, last we checked electrical worked but other utilities not available) . Put your tent anywhere near a labeled campsite sign (or in a secluded area if campsite signs are not available). And so so much more!
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RUTH LAKE RESORT

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Michigamme, MI
We are located in Three Lakes, on Lake Ruth. We have 200 LF of beach front. We have a sauna, kayaks and paddle boards for use. We have 4 motel rooms, 4 cabins, and room for tenters and 2 RV electrical hook-ups. The property includes gas grills and fire pits. Our large garage has room for activities on rainy days. Our outdoor kitchen area is covered and a great place for cooking. Garage has a bath, with toilet, lavatory, and shower for tenters and RVers that need a restroom.
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Kruz Camping

4 sites · Tents4 acres · Boyne City, MI
This is a unique piece of property inside of the beautiful. City limits of Boyne city. There is plenty of open space and wetlands for wildlife. This was once a horse farm.Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent. Enjoy your walk to the lake nearby. Enjoy wildlife and peaceful vibes at our great property! We are excited to welcome you to visit with us.
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Superior wayside rustic road tent

1 site · RV, Tent20 acres · Marquette, MI
Superior Wayside Rustic road is a primitive road passing thru the middle of the property giving access to hundreds of acres of state land. Forrest is a mix of maple, aspen, and old growth hemlock trees. Perfect unique secluded quiet spot between Marquette and Munising with almost instant access to local hiking, biking, skiing, and snowmobile/atv trails. Pictured Rocks/ Munising- 27 miles Marquette- 13 mi Ramba- 21 mi North Country trail- 3.8 mi Lake Superior scenic turn out- 4.8mi Ojibwa casino 1.8 mi Lakenenland- 3.4 Sugar loaf- 15 mi Au Train- 25mi Laughing whitefish falls- 21 mi
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Maple and Milleville Beach

2 sites · Tents1 acre · Rockwood, MI
Situated at the beginning of Michigans Iron Belle Trail sits a tranquil camp site off the edge of Lake Erie. Enjoy a wonderful night of calm relaxing sleep while you listen to the waves and the essence of nature. Serenity of camping within Michigans Largest marshland preserve, Pointe Mouillee. From year rounders to migrators its a birding paradise, and if your into kayaking then bring that as well. Lake Erie metro park golf course and marina located within walking distance as well as the only International Wildlife Refuge in North America, The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge sports some of the best pier fishing in the world. Come get down in Downriver, MI! It’s an awesomely Erie site.
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Tent camping

1 site · RV1 acre · Baldwin, MI
Learn more about this land:It’s in lake county home to over 150 lakes . With horse trails..kanoe rentals nearby.. access to several free beaches...Plenty of woods and peaceful dirt roads. Definitely a site to see. I have a fire pit area with a domino table with an umbrella as well as a bbq grill to use on the site. Nothing but pure country lake life.. come see what I’m talking about.. Trust me u will not only tell your friends. You will want to come back.
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Beach camping in Michigan with climbing guide

Overview

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.

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