Description

With its sweeping panoramic reach and immaculate horizon line, you might be tempted to forget Lake Michigan is just a lake. A stay at well-maintained, thoroughly-accommodating Lake Michigan Recreation Area is your ticket to summer fun on the beach and surrounding trails (including Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area). With a close-knit site setup in one of the most beautiful areas Continue reading...
With its sweeping panoramic reach and immaculate horizon line, you might be tempted to forget Lake Michigan is just a lake. A stay at well-maintained, thoroughly-accommodating Lake Michigan Recreation Area is your ticket to summer fun on the beach and surrounding trails (including Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area). With a close-knit site setup in one of the most beautiful areas in the state, you can enjoy swimming, fishing, picnicking or visitor programs with your fellow campers. Sure, Lake Michigan may just be a lake, but it’s still pretty Great!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, cars, vans, tra...
No. of sites
51
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 50 people per site
Fires allowed
Potable water available
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Lake Michigan Recreation Area

669ftListing's elevation
750
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Hipcamper Kate

We stayed at the free campsites just east of the recreation area in the national forest. There is a long dirt road called Green Road in the national forest with signs that say to not park on the west side of the road. Lots of great open campsites with fire rings. No amenities in the national forest.

Hipcamper Adam

If you search well enough or in advance you can find some secluded spots to post up up for some amazing summer weekends.

Park
Huron-Manistee National Forests
State
Michigan
Phone Number
1-800-821-6263
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
44.152° N, 86.194° W
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