Description

Great Lakes, great times, great people. That’s your trip to South Manitou Island - Weather Station Campground in a nutshell. At South Manitou - Weather Station Campground (view campground map here), sites are tent-only. Once you’re settled in, soak in the sights Lake Michigan from the bluffs on the south side of the island. Sites are well secluded and have fire pits for open Continue reading...
Great Lakes, great times, great people. That’s your trip to South Manitou Island - Weather Station Campground in a nutshell. At South Manitou - Weather Station Campground (view campground map here), sites are tent-only. Once you’re settled in, soak in the sights Lake Michigan from the bluffs on the south side of the island. Sites are well secluded and have fire pits for open fires (hell ya!). Follow the wooded trail past the lighthouse about 1.3 miles to the campground, and by George, water is even provided at the campground.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, cars
No. of sites
23
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Potable water available
No picnic table
No RV hookup
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Horseback riding
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Surfing
Wildlife watching

The vibe at South Manitou Island - the Weather Station Campground

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South Manitou Island is a fantastic place to camp. The ferry ride to the island is not terribly long and offers beautiful scenery along the way. The island is quite diverse in its natural features, from beaches, to woods, to dunes, and more. The island is full of history and there is even a shipwreck (1/2 in 1/2 out of the water) off the west side of the island that you can swim out to! The camp sites vary in commodities and are well maintained. This is a great place to take kids or camp solo. Definitely come and enjoy South Manitou Island, it stands as one of the best places I've ever camped!

Park
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
State
Michigan
Phone Number
(231) 326-4700
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
45.0° N, 86.125° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 20 Sites
(Up to people per site)
Unknown price
Tent Only - Group: 3 Sites
(Up to people per site)