Hipcamp host Karen W.
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Big Head Farm is a naturally grown fruit and vegetable farm located less than 1 mile east of Lake Michigan in beautiful SW Michigan. We have a very rustic camping area nestled next to our 10 acres of woodlot. Feel free to explore our 52 acre farmstead, visit with our animals or U-pick blueberries in season July through August.

The camping area is about 1 acre of open grass.

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Big Head Farm is a naturally grown fruit and vegetable farm located less than 1 mile east of Lake Michigan in beautiful SW Michigan. We have a very rustic camping area nestled next to our 10 acres of woodlot. Feel free to explore our 52 acre farmstead, visit with our animals or U-pick blueberries in season July through August.

The camping area is about 1 acre of open grass. We have potable water, shared shower/bathroom (in our rustic farmhouse) and a large bonfire pit are available. There is beach lake access about 2 miles drive from the farm. We do have an active rail line that runs along the east border of the farm and trains run every several hours.

Due to laws in the State of Michigan - each camp site is defined as one tent or camper/vehicle. There can be no more than four (4) of any combination of tents/campers/RV's on the property at a single point in time or we may be cited and fined by the State of Michigan for being an unlicensed campground.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
4 bookable sites
RV details
Max length 60ft
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
Showers available
Hot water
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Karen a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Forest
Beach
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

Places to see near Big Head Farm

Warren Dunes State Park
Warren Dunes State Park
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Holland State Park
Holland State Park
42 miles way Explore
Potato Creek State Park
Potato Creek State Park
44 miles way Explore
Indiana Dunes State Park
Indiana Dunes State Park
49 miles way Explore
Fort Custer State Park
Fort Custer State Park
54 miles way Explore
Grand Haven State Park
Grand Haven State Park
60 miles way Explore
Hoffmaster State Park
Hoffmaster State Park
65 miles way Explore
Muskegon State Park
Muskegon State Park
73 miles way Explore
Tippecanoe River State Park
Tippecanoe River State Park
74 miles way Explore
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park
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Pokagon State Park
Pokagon State Park
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Chain O'Lakes State Park
Chain O'Lakes State Park
78 miles way Explore
Chain O'Lakes State Park IL
Chain O'Lakes State Park IL
92 miles way Explore
Newaygo State Park
Newaygo State Park
99 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Natalie
Natalie P.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 9th, 2017

What Big Head Farm offered to me was relaxation. It’s such a peaceful farm surrounded by blueberry crops and friendly farm animals. It wasn't hard to pitch the tent as the grass was smooth and there was trees around to also put up our hammock. They also provide a picnic table and bathroom which is always a big plus. This place had everything we needed, it’s in a good location not far from Lake Michigan and great restaurants. We enjoyed our stay here and had a great time with all the farm animals. Definitely recommend to everyone who wants a little piece of relaxation.

Hipcamper Steve
Steve F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 4th, 2017

A great starting point for the great western road trip on which my daughter and I were embarking. Host was warm and welcoming and the farm was quiet and picturesque. We loved watching the sun set, had a great campfire staring at the he stars, and fell asleep to the sounds of crickets and trains in the distance. Bathroom with a flush toilet and shower was ok, though maybe not quite as clean as possible (but way better than an outhouse or pit toilet!). My daughter also loved feeding the animals in the morning, and I appreciated the fresh coffee. We would stay here again without hesitation!

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Hipcamper Amelia
Amelia T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 6th, 2017

From the open skies to the lush ground, everything about The Camp @ Big Head Farm is absolutely amazing! Karen is a wonderful, kind, welcoming host. The animals are glorious. And the stay is incredibly comfortable. As you camp you have a view of the berry fields, which is gorgeous at all times of the day. I couldn't be happier about the stay I had, definitely hope to be back soon!

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Hipcamper Douglas
Douglas B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 3rd, 2017

Great location, large open camp site but plenty space if there are other campers, good mix of berries and animals, well stocked woodpile and farmers market on the property and great sunrise and sunsets. Nice to have a campers only toilet and shower. Karen is a very welcoming host. You can just hang out or get onto Lake Michigan in 10 minutes. Definitely worth a visit

Hipcamper Brandon
Brandon C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 1st, 2017

We had a wonderful time at big head farm! Karyn was a great host, very friendly and helpful. Our campsite was spacious, clean and had a great fire pit. The animals were one of the best parts. Very friendly and entertaining to watch! Already planning a return trip!

Hipcamper Ezekiel
Ezekiel G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 15th, 2017

Pick Blueberries till your belly is full! Camping in Big Head Farm was so relaxing, her farm animals were some of the friendliest, especially her donkey named Cherry Pie :) Loves to be petted. Camping here was lovely, beautiful property, people and animals.

Morning light! Dinner preptentview lodging instagramperfect!
Hipcamper Eric
Eric W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 16th, 2017

Beautiful, sprawling property and a wonderful host! Can't wait to stay again, pick more blueberries, hang out with the animals, and fall asleep to the sounds of nature. And all just minutes from downtown St. Joseph!! Perfect overnight experience.

Hipcamper Teddy
Teddy R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 26th, 2017

Great atmosphere and hosts. Managed to catch a meteor shower under the stars. Great location. Would definitely return.

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 1st, 2017

It's a nice property on a working farm. You can camp most anywhere on the property but they have set up a few fire rings along with a picnic table near the primary farmhouse. That puts you in close proximity to the washroom which is a nice amenity. It is a working farm, so you should expect animal sounds to be in play. We were there in peak blueberry season which meant plenty of blueberries to enjoy - there is a farm stand where you can buy eggs, berries, and other items.

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Property
Big Head Farm
State
Michigan
$45/night
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