Hipcamp host Sandra H.
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The Deep Forest Campsite is surrounded by woods on all sides. Enjoy listening to the twitters and tweets of birds, rather than the internet. Read some books, and restore your soul. This walk-in campsite is about two city blocks from parking. There are a number of short trails to enjoy, one starting from the door of your tent. There is a shared solar shower in the prairie for

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The Deep Forest Campsite is surrounded by woods on all sides. Enjoy listening to the twitters and tweets of birds, rather than the internet. Read some books, and restore your soul. This walk-in campsite is about two city blocks from parking. There are a number of short trails to enjoy, one starting from the door of your tent. There is a shared solar shower in the prairie for a quick clean.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Moderate walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No picnic table
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Sandra a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Deep Forest Campsite: Lazy backpack

$20
Goods

Extra Tent for kids

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Firewood bundle

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Experience

Guided Forest and Prairie Trail

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Bike paths are on the roads outside the retreat center.

Boating

Lake Michigan, Lake Macatawa

Fishing

Lake Michigan, Lake Macatawa

Hiking

There are a few short trails on the Retreat property. Longer hikes can be taken at Saugatuck Dunes State Park and Allegan Woods.

Horseback riding

Rentals in the area

Paddling

Rentals in the area or on Lake Macatawa, Lake Michigan, Kalamazoo River.

Wind sports

Lake Michigan

Surfing

Lake Michigan in stormy weather

Swimming

Lake Michigan has many beaches.

Wildlife watching

Saugatuck Dunes State Park

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Deep Forest Campsite: Lazy backpack in Michigan.

Beach

Lake Michigan

Forest

Saugatuck Dunes State Park, Allegan Woods.

Lake

Lake Michigan

Field

The campsite is next to a farm. You may look at the farm but not go there. On the way to the tent, you cross a small prairie.

River, stream, or creek

There is a small pond at the retreat center with lots of frogs.

Farm

The Edges is immediately next to a farm. You may not go there, but you can look at it and it is a beautiful farm.

Driveway

You will need to park on the driveway parking spaces and walk in about the distance of a city block.

The vibe at Deep Forest Campsite: Lazy backpack

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Hipcamper Ruth

Beautiful site! great host 👍👍👍

Ruth J.
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May 27th, 2020

Sandy is an amazing host and graciously got things ready ahead of time. The site itself was gorgeous, complete with a private composting toilet and fire pit!

I’ll definitely be rebooking in the future!

Hipcamper Michael
Michael K.
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July 12th, 2020

Great location and campsite

Hipcamper Amy
Amy K.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2020

We loved our stay at the deep forest site! We were looking for something private and wanted to avoid the campground experience with the pandemic going on, but we also didn't want to have to hike 4 miles with our gear. This spot was absolutely perfect for what we wanted. Feels very secluded but you are only a few steps from your car. The composting toilet and solar shower are super convenient. Sandra was a wonderful and friendly host, and if we visit the area again we will definitely be choosing to camp at the deep forest site!

Plenty of room to spread out!
Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew S.
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2020

This is a super site. just into the woods with a lovely secluded feel and lots of wood for a great camp fire. We will be back.

Hipcamper Emilie
Emilie L.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2020

Though we didn't run into the host during our stay, Sandra was very helpful and communicative when I messaged her with questions. The site was well maintained and perfect for a rustic, tent camping getaway! I love the area- there are farmer's stands and a few nice beaches just a short car ride away. I will definitely be back! Thanks to Sandra for a completely relaxing weekend!

Hipcamper Jason W.
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July 20th, 2020
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June 1st, 2020
Property
Retreat Campsites
State
Michigan
Country
United States
$40/night
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