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 Continue reading...
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
No. of sites
40 bookable sites
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Pump or well
Fires allowed
Fire ring w/ grill, communal fire ring, wood bu...
Toilet available
Pit toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Sarah a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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!

Places to see near Doriath Springs

Mitchell State Park
Mitchell State Park
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Newaygo State Park
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Wilson State Park
Wilson State Park
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Charles Mears State Park
Charles Mears State Park
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South Higgins Lake State Park
South Higgins Lake State Park
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Orchard Beach State Park
Orchard Beach State Park
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Interlochen State Park
Interlochen State Park
55 miles way Explore
Ludington State Park
Ludington State Park
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North Higgins Lake State Park
North Higgins Lake State Park
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Traverse City State Park
Traverse City State Park
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Muskegon State Park
Muskegon State Park
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Hoffmaster State Park
Hoffmaster State Park
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Grand Haven State Park
Grand Haven State Park
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Hartwick Pines State Park
Hartwick Pines State Park
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Bay City State Park
Bay City State Park
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Sleepy Hollow State Park
Sleepy Hollow State Park
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Otsego Lake State Park
Otsego Lake State Park
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Holland State Park
Holland State Park
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Leelanau State Park
Leelanau State Park
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Huron-Manistee National Forests
Huron-Manistee National Forests
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Young State Park
Young State Park
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Fisherman's Island State Park
Fisherman's Island State Park
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The vibe at Doriath Springs

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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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Doriath Springs
State
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$25/night
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