Perhaps better named “Popular River Campground,” Platte River camp is one of the most frequented places to pick a spot in all of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. What’s all the hype about? A variety of campsites including reservable, FCFS, modern, hike-in, and some just straight up rustic sites offer a little somethin’ for everyone to enjoy. There is a beach nearby (raises hands) however, the shores are pebble instead of sand. It’s good to switch it up now and then, right?
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
122 sites
Up to 25 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Snow sports
Whitewater paddling


Natural features you'll find at Platte River Campground.

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November 7th, 2017
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
United States
Phone Number
(231) 326-4700
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44.713° N, 86.118° W
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