Hipcamp host Raquel J.
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Enjoy an outdoor experience in beautiful Leelanau County via Agritourism at Jackson Station! Our property has 4 private sites situated among a dense pine forest on our small-scale farm. 

Our farm raises pigs, chicken, cattle, and grows seasonal produce. Farm products like fresh eggs, veggies and whole packaged chicken may be available for sale ~ Just ask! Get a tour of

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Enjoy an outdoor experience in beautiful Leelanau County via Agritourism at Jackson Station! Our property has 4 private sites situated among a dense pine forest on our small-scale farm. 

Our farm raises pigs, chicken, cattle, and grows seasonal produce. Farm products like fresh eggs, veggies and whole packaged chicken may be available for sale ~ Just ask! Get a tour of the farmstead, help collect eggs, learn how to feed the animals or simply enjoy the scene at your leisure. 

We're located conveniently between the two popular vacation destinations of Glen Arbor and Leland, MI - both a short scenic drive in either direction. The Leelanau Peninsula is littered with recreational opportunities including shopping, dining, hiking, biking, beaches, boating, wine tasting, fishing, and hunting.

Look for the "Welcome to Camp" sign off of our farm's driveway, you'll be welcomed into a wood-chipped central Common Area to find each site marked then tucked into the woods, giving you plenty of separation. The ground is kept clean and bedded with wood chips, while each individual site is equipped with a small bonfire ring and a clothesline.  

In the center of the private sites is the Common Area where you'll find: •A clean, high end portable toilet w/ hand sanitizer, •Garbage and Recycling bins, clean recycling only. •Bonfire ring with a cooking grate; • 2 fold out tables; •Firewood (Please make a donation based on what you use) and space for parking your vehicle. 

You may park 1 vehicle at your site's access point. If you're traveling with more than one vehicle, we ask that you please park additional vehicles next to the driveway for "overflow parking" to keep the Common Area open for mixed use. Please limit each site to 6 people and 1 recreational lodge per site (tent or other). If you're traveling in a larger group or meeting more people here, we recommend you book 2 sites next to each other (such as Site 1 & 2 or Site 2 & 3). 

A short walk down the driveway to the end of the farm fence and garden, you'll have access to a water pump for delicious drinking water, to fill containers of water or for rinsing. 

The property borders the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. You'll be just a few miles from access to beautiful Lake Michigan beaches. Relax in the sand, hunt for rocks, hike a trail, kayak or paddle-board and watch an epic sunset. 

We are just down the road from the uninhabited School Lake, known for its fishing from non-motorized boats. Additionally, just 2 Miles away you can access the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, a non-motorized 27 mile groomed trail that follows the scenic M-22 from our location all the way to Empire, MI. This trail is open year round to walk, run, bicycle, snowshoe or cross-country ski.

2.8 miles in the other direction from our camp, you'll find a Mountain Bikers paradise at Palmer Woods Forest Preserve, with various hiking trails and a 6 mile mountain bike trail.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
4 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Raquel 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: 18 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau in Michigan.

Coastal
Forest
Redwoods
Farm
Driveway

The vibe at Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau

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Hipcamper Christen
Christen P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 6th, 2020

Raquel was great and we loved our stay! The wood chips they've laid are so much nicer than having to deal with dirt covering everything you touch. Coming home with a dozen fresh eggs was awesome, too (worth putting up with the noisy rooster for lol). We would definitely stay again!

Hipcamper Rozalinda
Rozalinda B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 6th, 2020

What a wonderful place to spend a few nights, we were incredibly lucky to find the Jacksons! The directions are clear and easy to follow, and Raquel was very communicative before or arrival. Sites have easy access to tasty and clean well water, so cooking and cleanup are a breeze. All four sites are nestled between trees, are shady, private and have plenty of space for a large 6 person tent plus a few chairs, it would be super easy to hang a tarp or two from the trees as well. The sites, driveway and the common area are wood chip surface, which means bring a tarp to protect the bottom of your tent but this is a great surface that has many advantages to keep the camp feeling well maintained and relatively bug free.. A spacious common area in the middle is where you can leave your car, has the porta pottie and trach./recycle bins, large tables for cooking and the best communal fire pit you could ever want. We were able to throw some meat and veggies on the fire the instant we arrived, as well as the next morning and evening, thanks to the hosts' wonderful 11-year-old son who took care to start the fire and get it ready for us. What a treat! He also recommended the best spots to explore beaches and creeks within a 10 minute drive, we could not have found these on our own. Nearby beaches were lovely and not nearly as crowded as the beaches in Sleeping Bear Dunes, although North Bar Lake is only 25 minutes away and worth the drive. The water is incredibly clean and the creeks are lovely to explore, this area is just off the beaten path, far enough away from the main attractions to have much less tourist traffic but still an easy drive away from many lakes, creeks and of course Lake Michigan beaches. Host family were gracious and checked in on us frequently without being intrusive. My partner appreciated the farm fresh eggs, kale and radishes from the garden, and I had a great time watching the chickens and pigs! Bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper, their rooster wakes up bright and early, but that's the full farm experience no?? Overall we had a great stay and can highly recommend the camp!

Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 11th, 2020

We had a great time at this campsite. The hosts are super friendly and bent over backwards to make us feel welcome. They gave our girls a tour of the farm and they loved the pigs and chickens. Plus, all food waste went to feed the livestock, nothing thrown away. Great location, close to Glen Arbor, Sleeping Bear, and the beach. Camping has a common area but private campsites in a pine grove, well maintained, beautiful, quiet. You can see a million stars when the sky is clear! Camp here!!!

Hipcamper Nata

Magical leelanau getaway

Nata J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 13th, 2020

Raquel’s spot is the stuff of dreams! Perfectly located, stunning, soft ground, privacy...we’re booking again for a week next month!

Hipcamper Thad
Thad T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 13th, 2020

The camp was in very good condition. It’s a very close drive to Pyramid Point, which is one of the top things to see in this area. I had a little service with Verizon and my buddies with AT&T had none. Luckily camping doesn’t require cell phone service. The camp was very easy to find.

Hipcamper Sarah

Great base camp

Sarah H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 14th, 2020

My husband and I really enjoyed staying at Jackson Station. It was a great base camp for the Sleepy Bear area. Even though Crystal River is closer, we traveled 30 minutes to kayak the Platte River and shopped, dined, and swam in Glen Arbor which was less than 15 minutes from camp. If only there was more time, we could have biked the Heritage Trail and hiked the Sleepy Bear Dunes.

We camped in site 1. It was very roomy and I loved being surrounded by the pines. The night was quiet and perfect for star gazing. The site was clean and welcoming. There was a bucket for carrying fire wood and also a line for hanging towels. We also found it a great spot to hang our hammock.

Racquel and her family were great hosts.

Site 1Jackson Station Livestock, Leelanau
Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 15th, 2020

Love the closeness to everything!

Hipcamper Jim

Awesome time at jackson station.

Jim D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 15th, 2020

Raquel, Kevin and their two boys were great hosts. The camp site was awesome, sweet fire ring with the site covered in wood chips.
They are like three miles from Lake Michigan and less than 2 miles from a great mountain bike trails.
We will be back.

Host pup. Cooling off after a fun mountain bike ride. Tearing it upNear by Palmer Woods bike trails.
Hipcamper Kelsie

Perfect!

Kelsie I.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 15th, 2020

Went on a few day camping trip here and it was beautiful! Perfectly located near lakes, Traverse City, Glen Arbor, etc.! The campsites are pretty private and the amenities provided are amazing! A very well kept, clean campsite :) Would recommend this spot to everyone - the farm animals are also so cute!

Property
Raquel J.’s Land
State
Michigan
Country
United States
$35/night
4 Sites
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