Hipcamp host Brody K.
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Wooded grove of trimmed oak trees, overlooking small man-made lake. Nice for quiet camping, about 7 miles from Montague, about 5 miles off US31. Groomed/mowed area is small, about the size of a football field. Could fit up to 25 rustic sites comfortably.

Campsite area
Bring your own
20 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Brody 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


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Great trail riding nearby, also Hart Montague bike path nearby


Teach your kids to fish on our small private lake. Many larger lakes and rivers within a 5 mile span, including Lake Michigan.


Manistee national Forest next to us

Off-roading (OHV)

Many trails nearby. Off road vehicles and golf carts welcome, must maintain 5 mph while in campground. ORV allowed for use on s...Read more

Wildlife watching

Possible white tail deer sightings, owls

Horseback riding


Natural features you'll find at Karner Blue Campground in Michigan.


Our small private lake has a great sandy beach, perfect for catching rays.


Oak Forest with some white pine, cleared out as an overlook to small man made lake below


Small, but perfect to fish or swim in.

Swimming hole

Swimable, but at your own risk. No lifeguard and water is NOT tested for bacteria.

The vibe at Karner Blue Campground

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Hipcamper Robin
Robin M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 14th, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay here. Quiet and the evening along with campfire ,listening to the sounds of the owls and coyote added bonus. We will be back! Just make sure you have a table for cooking on, food prep. ect. As there is no picnic tables or tables available . We made due though. The McQuay's

Hipcamper Savannah
Savannah M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 10th, 2018

This trip was pretty awesome. Tracy was super nice and had answers ready when we had questions. The potta-potty was clean and the veiw was amazing. We brought 2 big dogs and they loved it, it was basically everyone's first rustic camping trip and we'd all love to come again.

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Hipcamper Brody
Response from Brody, the Host, on June 10th, 2018

Savannah and her group were great to have camp here! I wish all campers were like her. She was communicative and thoughtful and left the camp site spotless. I invited her back again anytime - I sure hope she comes again!

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Hipcamper Brian
Brian P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 15th, 2018

This site was awesome! The other campers were extremely friendly and we had a great time. I will be back at this site any time I’m in the area.

Hipcamper Brody
Response from Brody, the Host, on July 16th, 2018

Brian, and the other campers, were so patient with our site, as it's not fully up and running with the smaller details yet! I'm so glad Brian had a good weekend. You're welcome back anytime!

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Hipcamper christina
Christina S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 22nd, 2018

We had an amazing time camping here. Everyone was extremely friendly and we cant wait to get back there for more camping!!!

Hipcamper jeffrey
Jeffrey S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 19th, 2018

This was a beautiful camp area with very ample size sites. The camp are was very welcoming, and nature was all around. The only thing that i wasnt super pleased with was the firewood bundle size for the price, but it wouldnt keep ne from coming back. Its a great place.

Hipcamper Brody
Response from Brody, the Host, on August 23rd, 2018

Thank you Jeff for your honesty. Being our first year offering firewood, we didn't know what to think of the price - but we welcome your input! Thanks for staying with us! Truly hope you make it back again!

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Hipcamper Wolfgang

Quite escape

Wolfgang H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 13th, 2019

Tracy was very accommodating, the campground was a great quite getaway. I would stay here again.

Hipcamper Nikki

Quiet, secluded space to reset

Nikki G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 13th, 2019

Quiet space to reset. Campground was fairly small, shaded, some sites do have a view of the lake. The lake isn't something I would swim in - it's a pretty typical Michigan 'pond' IMHO, slimy on the bottom and floating grasses on the top. Short trail around the lake was nice for a walk with the dog. Host told us there are lots of trails right off of the campsite you could walk or take your ORV on, but we didn't explore them as it was a bit too buggy for our taste. I was eaten alive by spiders/mosquitos - not to the fault of the host, of course, this was my bad for leaving the bug spray at home! Porta Potty was clean, water and electric hookups available and functioning. Would stay here again for a couple of nights to reset, but not something I would make a long trip for.

Hipcamper James
James S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 8th, 2019

The grounds are pretty remote and there is a lake there but it is not really swim-able so don't count on that for bathing.

Hipcamper Beth
Beth D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 1st, 2019

Hosts were friendly, and campsites were secluded, quiet, and exactly as described. Wonderful getaway!


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