Hipcamp host Sarah M.
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Doriath Springs feels magical! We are a small 5+ acre family homestead dedicated to environmental sustainability and peace path revolution. Easy arrival by the Muskegon River, the Pere Marquette Bike Trail, or highway M-10. Space for tents along the river, in the forest, or on the open bluff. Also space for RV's (without utility hook up) to park near the main house. Rustic out
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Doriath Springs feels magical! We are a small 5+ acre family homestead dedicated to environmental sustainability and peace path revolution. Easy arrival by the Muskegon River, the Pere Marquette Bike Trail, or highway M-10. Space for tents along the river, in the forest, or on the open bluff. Also space for RV's (without utility hook up) to park near the main house. Rustic outhouse. Pets are welcome as long as they are kept with their families and well socialized to get along with other animals on the land. Please plan to leave no trace.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
4 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Walk to listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Sarah a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Pere Marquette Bike Trail

Boating

Muskegon River, great for small no wake boating or floating.

Fishing

Brown Trout love "Kiddie Creek" and the Muskegon River.

Hiking

Pier Marquette Bike Trail

Horseback riding

Pere Marquette Bike Trail

Paddling

Muskegon River, no wake boating and floating

Snow sports

Snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and snow mobiles on the Pere Marquette Bike Trail.

Swimming

Muskegon River

Wildlife watching

Amazing bird watching! Bald Eagles, many different types of Hawks, Herons, songbirds, tons of ducks and loons. At night, almost...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Doriath Springs in Michigan.

Beach

Small beach (in the dryer part of the season) where the creek meets the Muskegon River.

Forest

5+ acres of light forest bordered by the Muskegon River and the Pier Marquette Bike Trail.

River, stream, or creek

Beautiful Muskegon River. Excellent area for tube floats, canoes, and kayaks! Quite shallow in most spots. Gentle, no wake zone.

Swimming hole

Lovely, spring-fed "Kiddie Creek" for wading and the Muskegon River for swimming.

Waterfall

Small, very refreshing spillway waterfall. Just sitting near it and your 10 degrees cooler! And the wildlife lover to drink here!

The vibe at Doriath Springs

9 Reviews

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Hipcamper David
David J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 2nd, 2018

I loved the campsite , I was the only one there, except for The host family that lived up the hill away from the site.
I walked down the hill found a flat spot by the spring fed creek that let out the Muskegon river “very nice”.
I took my longboard along so I could board the bike trail that is right next to the property. The small town Hersey is 2.2 miles away which has a restaurant/ bar, gas station , and limited groceries.
There is fresh water and electricity up by the house they let me use to plug my stuff in.
There is a bench along the Muskegon river with a canopy that is nice for sitting.
If you arrive via a car keep in mind a big hill you will have to carry your gear down and back up. “Not a big deal for me but I can see where some might have a problem.
I had a great experience and will be back

If you arrive by car, take note, you have to carry ALL of your gear down a pretty big hill, and back up. I’d rate it as7 out of 10
Very happy Doriath SpringsView from the bike trail
Hipcamper Sarah
Response from Sarah, the Host, on July 2nd, 2018

Thanks for the kind review David! I love the spot you camped in and I'm glad you enjoyed it too. Thanks for pointing out the hill to the creek and river; important information for folks packing lots of gear or with mobility issues. There are more easily accessible parts of the yard on the bluff, near the little library and in the pines. We plan to make the land more accessible to everyone as soon as we can. Welcome home anytime!

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Hipcamper Arlo
Arlo E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 1st, 2020

Nice quiet place bordered by a river and bike trail. The host was friendly and helpful. Its a beautiful property with lots of nice secluded nooks and crannies. My only recommendation is that because the site is close to water, make sure to bring bug spray.

Hipcamper Jasmine
Jasmine J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 17th, 2020

Sarah's land is gorgeous! Not a private setting because of the river, but definitely quiet and peaceful. The lean-to near the river made us feel comfy from the start and Sarah was a great, responsive host.

Hipcamper Erikson

Great first time

Erikson V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 26th, 2020

We arrived late but the low light didn't take away from the beauty of the property. All amenities were very clean and the trails were maintained but not overly so. The river was gorgeous, the meadows were amazing, and the natural wildlife was awome to observe. Sarah herself was a phenomenal hostess. We hadn't used this site before and weren't familiar with Hipcamp norms or etiquette, but Sarah made this an amazing first experience. She was kind, helpful, and respectful. We never once felt like we were camping on someone's property, but rather in the woods. We had ample privacy but never felt unwelcomed. Would definitely go back or recommend a visit to.

Doriath Springs
Hipcamper Olivia

Exactly what we needed!!

Olivia H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 28th, 2020

Our trip was super last minute and this place exceeded our expectations. Sarah was so nice and helpful!! It was a very chill environment and exactly a perfect getaway spot.

Hipcamper Sarah
Response from Sarah, the Host, on July 1st, 2020

Thanks Olivia! Happy to host you anytime!

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Hipcamper Greg
Greg M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 4th, 2020

Great place ! Love the biking trail “just steps away”

I’ll be back soon ! Thanks

Hipcamper Greg
Greg M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 26th, 2020

Such a great location for a bicyclist! Right on the Pete Marquette , which you can ride to Reed city , and then catch the white pine trails!
Location is everything .

Hipcamper Amber

Better than expected!

Amber C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 27th, 2020

Absolutely beautiful and pretty private. The stream that runs through the camping area is wonderful and refreshing. I would go there again anytime!

Hipcamper John
John W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 2nd, 2020

A scenic campsite overlooking the river and close by to the Pere Marquette trail. Sarah was friendly and welcoming. Plenty of privacy. There are a variety of campsite available, some wooded, some grassy, some by the riverside. It’s traversed by a ice-cold spring, babbling as it makes its way down through the property. It was enjoyable to see the kayaks, canoes, and tubes pass by and there is plenty of opportunity for swimming in the warmer river, including a natural sandy beach. We saw others using an old train bridge as a jumping off spot into the river, but didn’t partake ourselves. Beautiful skies and an easy breeze along the river at night. We would stay again, especially if we planned to bring our bicycles to explore more of the nearby trail.

Doriath Springs
Property
Doriath Springs
State
Michigan
Country
United States
$25/night
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