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Woodland Glades

· South Boardman, Grand Traverse, Michigan
10 acres hosted by Char P.
4 tent sites
Right outside of TRAVERSE CITY! LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! Sites are ready for summer and filling up (4th of July was sold out)! Only 25 minutes east of Traverse City! 10 minutes from the Vasa bike trails, close to the Supply Road Trailhead and right down the road from many ORV trails! 10 minute drive to the picturesque Lake (Downtown- Fife Lake for swimming, boating, fishing, etc.), convenience stores, grocery store, gas stations, hardware store, restaurants, summer ice cream stand, Fife Lake historical walk with plaques/small history museum, one room school house, antique firehouse, etc. and more! Nature's rustic camping paradise settled right in the heart of Grand Traverse County, in Fife Lake (Traverse City area). Some of the best outdoor activities are offered in this area. Also near Turtle Creek Casino Woodland Glades offers a generous 10 acre property with a beautiful trail that gives space between sites offering short-term family friendly, clean and well maintained camping ~ with 4 wooded private tent walk-in sites *wheelbarrow provided for ease of transporting your gear (designated parking area at main entrance only a minute walk, on a level winding trail that has soft light with solar lanterns and well marked signage) with a secure self check in center. All sites include a fire ring, several plastic chairs and some solar lights ( VERY dark at night, don't forget your flashlight!) . The check-in welcome center has drinkable potted water, first aid kit, brochures, local magazines, games, nature themed toys and books available for use during your staycation. There is a clean Porta John with a convenient foot pump hand washing sink included, right on the private trail for campers only. A 2 room shower/changing tent is set up for your use, just bring your own solar shower bag! ***No electric or running water (off grid)- these are peaceful rustic sites- outdoor gravity fed shower house with eco friendly shampoo/soap is coming in late Summer 2024, but is not available at this time***There is also a large common area located centrally with a 10 x 10 covered gazebo and toddlers children's playhouse for campers to enjoy. 4 tent sites available : Evergreen, Pinehurst, Orchard Grove and the largest site-The Morrow Circle. Check in : Between 2pm-10pm Check out: Noon Quiet time (respect for other campers) is from 10pm-8a.m. 2 day reservation required for holidays weekends Reservation age requirements are 21+ Per Michigan law- max 6 people per site. 2 car maximum per site/reservation. Small, intimate rustic camping sites are offered. Wildlife is abundant, and all around you deep in Fife Lake- please be aware of your surroundings, giving wildlife space and avoid leaving food and garbage out- coyote, raccoons, opossum, even the occasional bear make their way through the woods here (it's their home!) and wildlife likes your food too, but it's not recommended to leave out food or store food in tents! Please secure and keep things in coolers/vehicles, etc. smart campers make happy campers! Ticks and mosquitoes are also very common in Michigan so wear bug spray, wear long plants if possible, light colors to better see if they are on your clothing, avoid walking off trail and into uncleared areas with leaves and check yourself thoroughly for ticks. Well behaved, non aggressive breed dog (on a 6 foot leash at all times and picked up after) pet friendly sites are available. There is an outdoor clothesline for use to hang damp camping linens - fresh breeze provided :0) Relax and unwind with: local hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, golf, jet skiing, swimming, birding, dirt biking...and so much more! Boutiques, art, fine dining and shopping on the Grand Traverse Bay are a short drive away as well. Visit over 40+ award winning Northern Michigan Wineries. Venture a little further West to the Sleeping Bear Dunes or North to Charlevoix/Petoskey up to Mackinac City. Woodland Glades is a great spot to set up, and head out to explore so many special places. No RV campers (limited sites and winding walk in only sites available). Vehicles must be parked in the designated parking area at the entrance-to keep the trail clear for walking safety, emergency vehicles and maintenance ease. Camping is permitted in the designated sites only - not off of the trails/sites reserved. Please do not wander off trails/sites as this is nature and there could be various poison foliage (poison ivy, hemlock) and the ferns grow in thick making it hard to see what's under the 4 foot tall cover. Be familiar with plants that can be harmful (see photos). Absolutely no illegal activity. No firearms, weapons and guns allowed. No Hunting on the property, no drugs, fights, outside visitors after 10 p.m., off leash/ excessive barking/aggressive/uncontrollable dogs left unsupervised will not be tolerated at the expense of peace and comfort for guests and neighboring property owners. You will be contacted if there is an issue to try to resolve it, and if it continues then be asked to leave, no refunds and a no tolerance policy will be applied. We want everyone to feel comfortable, safe and welcome, so respect is required. Please be courteous, and considerate while enjoying your stay. Take photos only, leave the property as you left it. It's in our hands to keep nature as natural as possible. Trash left behind will be accessed a $50 fine on your credit card, as well as for any left behind pet waste. Daily burn status for the county will be texted to you- if the county has issued a high wind/dry/dangerous alert level then no fires will be permitted for the safety of all campers, properties and wildlife. Fires are not permitted outside of the provided fire rings. Only wood from Grand Traverse County is allowed by state law- to help combat invasive damage from spores outside of the area. You may freely use any of the already downed wood in the area, just please do not cut down or harm existing living trees. Also, only burn wood (not garbage, plastics, metals or foreign objects). A lidded water bucket *NOT drinkable* is provided at each site to douse water at night, and at the end of your stay. If you do smoke, please only do so in your own personal vehicle and keep dangerous, flammable cigarette butts off of the property. No smoking on trails, camp sites, common area or in the welcome center building is permitted for the safety of all. Violations to the rules listed/posted may result in non-refundable removal off of the property terminating your reservation and may incur fees. Refunds are not given less than 7 days prior to check-in. Weather is not refundable, as that is an unpredictable part of nature. I welcome any and all inquiries and am very excited you're choosing Woodland Glades for you (yourself) and your family/friends here in the heart of paradise for memories in the making. It's a truly beautiful place that i am honored to share with each and every one of you.
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3 ratings · 2 reviews
Taylor B.recommends
July 13, 2024
The Evergreen - Wooded Site #1
nature + food + games
Char was so accommodating and her property was perfect for campers like us. We really enjoyed our stay and she made us feel very at home as she happened to be there when we arrived. The little welcome center had tons of info of surrounding places and even little candles, games, and fire starters for us to use while we were there. We loved how peaceful it was overall. Will definitely be back!
Michael R.recommends
July 7, 2024
The Morrow Circle - Wooded Site #4
Charlotte was a wonderful host and the campsite was absolutely stunning! Charlotte sent lets of info about what there is to do in the area and answered all the questions I had. The site was so peaceful and was the perfect get away we were looking for!
South Boardman, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Odawa First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Char P.

Joined in May 2024
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