About The Camp @ Big Head Farm
Big Head Farm is a certified organic 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 an on farm market with fresh eggs, u-pick blueberries (in season), potable water, shared shower/bathroom (in our rustic farmhouse) and a fire 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.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 4
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent, Vehicles & RVs
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at The Camp @ Big Head Farm
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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.
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.
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.
I am a first time HipCamper. My friend and I came to Michigan for a short trip away and we're intrigued by the idea of camping on a farm, especially after seeing the lovely photographs listed on this page. There was lots of good firewood available, though it took us a bit to find it (behind the white barn). While we loved that the campsite was close to everything and very peaceful, we were disappointed that the host never greeted us. The bathroom was also not incredibly tidy and it was close to the cat litter box. Overall, while a good price point and nice location distance wise, this was not our favorite experience.
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.
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!
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!
Camping at Big Head Farm was absolutely great! Close to the lake, surrounded by beautiful blueberry fields. You really cant beat it! The sites were extremely well kept and Karen was super accommodating. The bathroom on site was really nice and all of the animals were so friendly! I would come back to Big Head Farm in a second!
The property is pretty and the owners are very nice. Just note, it is a working farm, so you will get farm noise. And it is near freight train tracks. Light sleepers might have issues. Also make sure you source firewood. Close proximity to Warren dunes, the wine trail and St. Joe's
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
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!
Big Head Farms was awesome. We were looking for a spot more removed from the standard cramped campgrounds and this place totally came through. You can opt to stay close to the main house and be closer to others or you can head towards the back of the property and have a lot of privacy. The blueberry bushes are beautiful and there are lots of animals - goats, chickens, a mini horse, etc.. by the main house. Karen, the owner, could not be more welcoming and relaxed. This place is low-key and such a welcomed reset. Definitely will be going back!