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Nurturing the adventurous spirit through, Community, Local Food, & Live Music in Northern Michigan, Backyard Burdickville is a special place just outside of Empire, MI offering camping, Live Music, and the Backyard Market featuring produce and flowers from The Lively Farm. Visitors can explore the beauty of the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore by day and our starry landscape by night.
Our 40x50 rustic campsites offer a picnic table, and about half are equipped with Fire Pits w/ Screens. Potable water hydrants and clean, regularly serviced porta-johns are available. Sites can accommodate small campers and camper vans but are not equipped for large RVs or motorhomes.
If you are looking to park your larger camper vehicle or trailer, and need electricity, let us know as we do have a few larger sites with access to standard power outlets and can accommodate a larger camper. We do not have septic hook-ups, but can help you arrange a clean out from our portajohn servicer. However, out of respect for fellow campers, we do not allow generators in our campground.
We aim to be family friendly! We want you to have fun, but please respect your neighbors. Quite Hours: 11pm-7am.
If you need anything while you're here, we make every effort to be available onsite in the camp office (the small camper behind the wood) daily 12-4pm, and by phone, the number will be listed at our office onsite. Please send us a message if you have any questions or need anything during your stay!
Address: 3805 W Empire HWY, Empire MI, 49630
Empire, Leelanau, Michigan, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Odawa First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Emily L.Joined in December 2020
207 ratings · 141 reviews
October 25, 2023
Site 9 | + Fire Pit
Nice place close to Empire
Really nice property close to Empire, MI. Emily and Robert were quick to respond and super helpful! The open fields are nice for star gazing. I liked that you could pick a site without a fire pit if you wanted. Nicely kept amenities.
October 18, 2023
Site 2 | No Fire Pit
Easy to find, portapotty was clean, also had good cell service (t mobile)
September 23, 2023
Site 2 | No Fire Pit
My husband and I Loved camping here. BIG open sky,lovely view and quiet. We were also in need of some tools to fix a fender and Host was more than happy to help. We were so blessed by his generosity. Also the little store(veggies)was helpful.
September 21, 2023
Site 1 | + Fire Pit
Very friendly hostess. Site was clean and well maintained. Porta pots clean as well
September 17, 2023
Site 10 | NO FIRE PIT
Great location to visit the Bear Dunes and coast. Super clean.
September 11, 2023
Site 5 | + Fire Pit
The campsite was clean and easy to find. The other sites were pretty close, but the other campers were quiet so it was not an issue. Beautiful sunset over the trees. I would recommend this site.