Camping near Mackinac Island

Stunning lake views and rock formations make Mackinac Island a memorable day trip for campers.

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12 top campgrounds near Mackinac Island

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Just Show Up Camping

10 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres · Saint Ignace, MI
The Grand Retreat, featuring Just Show Up Camping and Captain’s Quarters, is located right on US2 for easy access to several great locations, including Mackinac Island, Mackinac City, Tahquemenon Falls, Pictured Rocks, Grand Marais, and the Soo Locks. Our campsites are all “man-made” and put you into ancient glacial created forest floors with old-growth white pines. We have a bath
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Mackinaw Camp Inn

1 site · RV10 acres · Mackinaw City, MI
Mackinaw City Campinn is located just 2 miles from historic Mackinaw City, a destination filled with nature, history, beaches, and fun. This is a 5 acre private camp, surrounded by woods, for self contained RV campers with a 30 or 50 amp hook up. This is a densely wooded area with some wetlands behind you.
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LTBB Rental Cabins

2 sites · Lodging3 acres · Carp Lake, MI
Tribal Property to share with others. Wonderful spot right on the Straights of Mackinaw within the Wilderness State Park private enclave. Come stick your toes in the water. Two of three cabins available for rent. Views of the Mackinaw Bridge.
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Lake Huron frontage Campsite

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · De Tour Village, MI
Learn more about this land: The serenity is breathtaking! Entire place is just ready for you to enjoy. Electric 30 amp, 50 amp and regular 110 outlet is now FREE with nightly stay! There is a gated, leveled gravel 45x60 pad for parking your RV or Motorhome. Dead end seasonal private road leads you to this secluded property. Road is not plowed during winter. Do Not park else where! No running water. We Do offer electric 30,50 amp hookups and a standard 110 outlet. No restrooms. Please if using tents have your own portable restroom. 232 feet of amazing Lake Huron shore frontage for you to enjoy and play on. Strawberry Island is in eyesight. Watch the ships coming and going from the shore. AT and T cell service on property. You must take your trash with you when you leave. If you are bringing your fur animal, please pick up after them.
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Hidden Meadow Campground

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Alanson, MI
Get ready for a peaceful camping experience in this one-of-a-kind setting! For all styles of camping units as well as rustic tent camping. We live in farming country, with only a few houses on our road. We know most of our neighbors as friends or relatives. Our camping area only has three sites so it’s cozy and private. We have about 5 acres land for use around the campsite and lots of wooded trails nearby. We are about 2 miles from Burt Lake, and about 10 miles from other waterways, rivers and streams, and Lake Michigan. we are also 4 miles from biking and ORV trails.
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simply bliss

1 site · RV, Tent15 acres · Carp Lake, MI
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Norton's Nook

2 sites · Tents100 acres · Cheboygan, MI
The Norton Nook campsites are perfect for off-grid boondocking or pitching a tent. Small Sprinter-style vans or adventure motorcycles are welcome. We offer two campsites on 100 secluded acres with lots of privacy. Site 1: The Beaver Dam site is more open with a good breeze and a fantastic view of the active large Beaver Pond. This spot is only accessible with a Subaru, Jeep, Truck, or four-wheel drive Sprinter van. Site 2: The Woods site is just that, in the woods with lots of Pine and Aspen trees. Accessible with any vehicle. The property is located right off U-23, 7 Miles from Mackinaw City. Bring your bikes and ride from camp to Mackinaw City (7-8 miles) on the Northeastern Bike Trail. The Barbara Hoffius Nature Preserve is only a half-mile away and has great trails to the beach. These simple campsites are PACK IN PACK OUT. We don’t have any services. There is the Mackinaw Straits roadside park one mile west which has well water and a public bathroom. Table and chairs and a fire pit are provided. Feel free to scavenge for deadfall firewood. Please don’t cut any trees down for any reason. Also, check with the DNR for fire risk. Do not burn during high risk of fire. The location can't be beaten, if you want to visit the Mackinaw Area but need space from the crowds. It will not disappoint.
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Mountain Magic

17 sites · Lodging, RVs, TentsNaubinway, MI
Mountain Magic was purchased 10 years ago to begin an off-grid dream for self-reliant Wilderness Survivalist Kellie Nightlinger of Naked and Afraid fame. Kellie is the top-ranked female survivalist in the world as voted on thetoptens.com/survivalexpertskellienightlinger. Kellie teaches wilderness survival and is building her own log cabin on adjacent property to the HipCamp site. Kellie and her new life-partner Rich would be available to teach Survival and off-grid skills to campers schedule permitting. Kellie searched for the perfect off-grid property for 8 years before buying Mountain Magic. The property is steep mountainous terrain with in hiking distance of the Continental Divide Trail. The property is one of the few properties near the trail as one would traverse from the Canadian border in a sourtherly hike or bike or ride before reaching the second paved road transecting the Continental Divide Trail south of the Canadian Border. There are often Elk, Mule Deer, and occasionally White Tail Deer, Mountain Lion, Black Bear and once in a blue moon a Grizzly Bear on the property. Mountain Magic has a great view down a Long valley leading to the Rocky Mountain Front and the Great Plains. The property is situated between 5400-6000’ in elevation. Mountain Magic can be accessed in non-snowy conditions via a private back-County road that switchbacks up the mountainsides from a paved State Highway. In months with snow this off-grid gem can be accessed via snowshoe, AT Skis, Telemark Skis, Snow Cat, or Snowmobile. Transportation may be available by Kellie or Rich depending upon schedule. Mountain Magic is located behind a private gate. Kellie’s log cabin build is now being completed by The Kellie and Rich Team. Cabin amenities available to HipCampers are up for negotiation and consideration. Some possible amenities provided to HipCampers could be drinking water, campfire wood, cooking campifire greats, other camping gear including but not limited to an all inclusive gear package with tent and sleep systems and cooking systems or Camp Hammock set up. The entire camp could also be set up in advance of a HipCampers arrival upon schedule and negotiation agreement. This is an off-grid paradise with Trout Fishing available 1/2 hour away. The mountains are calling; what are you waiting for? A work-Camp trade can also be a possibility.
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CampBliss | Blissfest Festival Farm

74 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents200 acres · Cross Village, MI
Welcome to the picturesque countryside of rural Northern Michigan and the Blissfest Festival Farm. Campers have access to 200+ acres including an 18-hole disc golf course and many trails, including North Country National Scenic Trail which passes through the property. Active agricultural projects include an orchard, vineyard and shitake garden. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our hardwood forests, witness stunning fall colors and marvel at the abundant wildlife that calls this area home. Choose from 25 drive-in or 10 walk-in sites with access to potable water, regularly serviced portajons and solar showers. Within five miles, you'll find great restaurants and craft brews, sandy Lake Michigan beaches and the famous Tunnel of Trees. Sunsets paint the western horizon in beautiful displays of magenta and gold; our dark and starry skies are a sight to behold.
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Private Rustic Prairie

1 site · RV, Tent40 acres · Cheboygan, MI
Rustic campsite on the edge of a quiet hayfield. Far from houses, perfect for kite flying, stargazing, or just getting away from it all. • 3 miles from Rippling Rapids golf course • 3 miles from The Dirty Duck bar • 5 miles from Number 22 ORV trailhead • 8 miles from Black Mountain ORV scramble area • 9 miles from Black Lake State Park boat launch and beach. • 32 miles from the Huron Sunrise Trail Unwind after a day of enjoying the lake and trails on this peaceful plot of land.
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Smith Kolodziej Bois Blanc Island

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Bois Blanc Island, MI
It's on a semi-private island that you need to take a ferry to. It's 2 Block from Lake Huron. You have access to Lake Huron via a public park and 6 inland lakes. There are only 70 ish permanent residents but it can have as many as 3000 on any given week. There are next to none retail shops however the local grocery store in Cheboygan will send boxes over on the ferry for a small charge. The property is located 5 miles from the dock so an easy bike ride.
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Million $ Sunset Camp

3 sites · Tents4 acres · Harbor Springs, MI
Pitch your tent and listen to the waves of Sturgeon Bay on Lake Michigan. Fantastic Sunsets. Located half way between Harbor Springs and Mackinaw City. Walking distance to famous Legs Inn in Cross Village, MI.
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Camping near Mackinac Island guide

Overview

Although there’s no overnight camping here, the charming town of Mackinac Island is perfect for a day trip full of outdoor activities. To stay overnight, check out lakefront cabin rentals, woodland cottages, and historic houses with linens and cooking supplies. Mackinac Island State Park gives campers plenty to do during the day from bike rentals, to kayak excursions on Lake Huron, to hikes to Fort Mackinac and the famous Arch Rock. Plan a Memorial Day getaway for mild weather and access to local festivals. Those looking to sleep under the stars can find campsites on the mainland in Mackinaw City and St. Ignace—both a 20-minute Mackinac Island Ferry ride away. Stay in a lakeside RV park with full hookups, dump stations, and laundry facilities, or go glamping at a furnished yurt with a coffee station. For more Northern Michigan nature, head to Wilderness State Park, a 15-minute drive from Mackinaw City. Find 26 miles of lakeshore, a pet-friendly beach, and waterfront campgrounds with tent sites.

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