Hipcamp host Thomas M.
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These campsites will be closing July 8 unfortunately for the unforeseen future while we address regulation issues.  Please check back next year.  Rustic campsites along the beautiful creek.  Lots of trees and wildlife.   Firepit and rustic bridges.   Firewood provided.  The little pond on one site is a converted natural horse trough, spring fed.  It is near the road and RV a

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These campsites will be closing July 8 unfortunately for the unforeseen future while we address regulation issues.  Please check back next year.  Rustic campsites along the beautiful creek.  Lots of trees and wildlife.   Firepit and rustic bridges.   Firewood provided.  The little pond on one site is a converted natural horse trough, spring fed.  It is near the road and RV accessible .  If camping as a group, there are a potential of three units in the same area.  (Campsite 2 is currently blocked unless people are in the same group).   Otherwise there are three that are completely separate from each other and the host dwelling.    Campsite 3 and 4 sit in the woods by the creek and are tent sites only.  They do not have a portapotty, like campsite one but a makeshift potty, biodegradable TP,  and a shovel is provided for your comfort. You can contact us for more detail.  For couples with children that exceed the 4 allowable please contact us first to work out the price for lower or the base price.  Not a loud party place.  This is a quiet getaway.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, RVs, vans and truck campers
4 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Thomas 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: 3 months out

    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Biking
    Boating
    Fishing
    Hiking
    Paddling
    Off-roading (OHV)
    Swimming
    Wildlife watching

    Terrain

    Natural features you'll find at Cotton Creek Rustic Campsites in Michigan.

    River, stream, or...
    Swimming hole
    Waterfall
    Wetlands
    Farm

    The vibe at Cotton Creek Rustic Campsites

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    Hipcamper Amy

    Cotton creek paradise

    Amy R.
    recommends this listing.
    (Site 1)
    October 6th, 2019

    This site was amazing! Way beyond our expectations. This was our first trip in our vintage Toyota camper. We were traveling from WI to MI for a wedding and crossed Lake MI on the ferry. We originally planned on staying only one night on our way back and had booked ahead, but when we got to MI, decided to camp the first night as well. We booked pretty late in the evening and all was well. It was very nice to be able to book last minute with their instant book option.

    The land is beautiful, the hosts were extremely accommodating and nice. They provided bottled water and dry fire wood. There had been a lot of rain in the days before our arrival so they brought dry fire wood and kindling to our campsite and even helped us to start the first fire. You can't beat free fire wood!

    The site we stayed at was right next to an adorable little creek and pond. They had walking planks placed across the creek so that you can walk to the little island between the creek and pond. Very private, very beautiful. Complete with tiny water fall that was amazing to listen to while sitting at the stone circle fire pit.

    This is not just a camp site. There is plenty of hiking to do. The hosts let us hike around their land at our leisure. There is a fantastic tent site there as well that we would love to come back to someday. It's surrounded by the creek and has a huge stone fire pit.

    We will definately be back on our next trip to MI. It's located only a half hour from Traverse City and an hour and a half from Ludington where the ferry comes in to MI, which made it the perfect place to stay for us.

    Can't say enough about this place! Loved it and miss it already.

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    Hipcamper Thomas
    Response from Thomas, the Host, on October 7th, 2019

    Thank you Amy for the generous, kind review! We enjoyed having you and Jay immensely. We would love to have you again someday.

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    Hipcamper Amy

    Beautiful and peaceful

    Amy R.
    recommends this listing.
    (Site 1)
    October 7th, 2019

    Stayed here on. Wed and a Sat during the same week. Fantastic place. See my previous, full review for details.. We will definately be back for another stay!

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    Hipcamper Erick

    Amazing place

    Erick R.
    recommends this listing.
    (Site 3)
    May 23rd, 2020

    Amazing place to enjoy if the nature and super safe

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    Hipcamper Thomas
    Response from Thomas, the Host, on May 27th, 2020

    Erick, Thank you for your kind review! And thanks for the pictures. We look forward to having you again!

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    Hipcamper Madeline
    Madeline L.
    recommends this listing.
    (Site 3)
    May 26th, 2020

    What a beautiful spot! Site 3 was perfect for my husband and I who are novice campers. Rustic without being completely removed from civilization. We heard snippets of dog barks, trucks, and chickens, but mostly the creek and bird songs. The creek surrounded by lush woodland was so refreshing and clear; a couple days spent here was an ideal retreat. Very easy to get to, no "hiking in." Thomas and Laura are very personable and excellent hosts, who exceeded expectations by providing some firewood, bottled waters, and a tiki torch.

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    Hipcamper Thomas
    Response from Thomas, the Host, on May 27th, 2020

    Thank you for your kind review Madeline. It is very helpful. We hope you will come again!

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    Hipcamper Marco

    What we needed.

    Marco N.
    recommends this listing.
    (Site 1)
    May 27th, 2020

    Where do I start. The host first of course. Not only were they very accommodating but Super friendly folks down to the chicken's, bunny, frogs, creek, everything. We were at campsite 1 and 2. It is closer to county line road but perfect for campers and larger groups. Coming from the city we didn't mind it much but it was also memorial day weekend. Follow Thomas directions and you won't get lost. We had an open feild to play in, the creek to stay cool, an out house to pooh, bottled water provided by the host, free wood. Did I mention free wood!!! We were adventuring around the property and was greeted by their super friendly chickens. They could've come after us but they didn't and that's how you know the folks here are very caring folks. We were then met by a bunny that was just chillen facing in the other direction but when it saw us. We couldn't help but to pet and take pictures. We then walked towards the pound behind their property and was greeted by Thomas wife. She told me her name but I forgot. Sorry. She allowed us to swim and also take out their paddle boat. This is where super friendly frogs and fishes came to greet us. We spent a good bit of time interacting with the pond and what it gives us. Perfect ending to a beautiful day. The way these folks are living I would give anything for it. Fresh eggs for sale, we had to bring some home and they were tasty. Overall the property is going in the right direction for more sites. Give it time folks and you'll see what potential this property has. Overall, will be coming back. Once we edit the photos we took. We will be uploading them and you'll see the adventure that is to be had.

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    Hipcamper Jim

    Beautiful get-a-way from the city!

    Jim H.
    recommends this listing.
    (Site 1)
    May 27th, 2020

    Very beautiful area and scenic camp site. Plenty of firewood to keep the fire going all night long. Plenty of space to camp for a large group. The stream water was so refreshing on a hot day. Hosts were super nice. On the last day we got to take out the paddle boat around the pond. Only negative is the first camp site is very close to the road so you hear(and see) cars and trucks going by. The deeper sites would be nicer I can imagine. Overall great trip and I would stay again.

    Hipcamper Thomas
    Response from Thomas, the Host, on May 27th, 2020

    Thank you Jim, for your detailed review. We will definitely be increasing our sites set back from the road and appreciate your honesty. You hope you will camp here again!

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    Hipcamper Erick

    Secure and beautiful place

    Erick R.
    recommends this listing.
    (Site 3)
    May 31st, 2020

    It’s a amazing place, super quite and secure. The creek is beautiful

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    Hipcamper Thomas
    Response from Thomas, the Host, on June 1st, 2020

    Thanks for the generous review and for booking with us Erick. We enjoyed you two immensely!

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    Hipcamper Robin

    Loved it

    Robin P.
    recommends this listing.
    (Site 1)
    June 8th, 2020

    Beautiful and peaceful

    Hipcamper Eric

    A pleasant relaxing surprise.

    Eric C.
    recommends this listing.
    (Site 3)
    June 9th, 2020

    Very private rustic camping. I had campsite 3. I really appreciated the fire pit with cinder blocks and firewood, the creek, and the soft sand to walk on. I was passing through and only stayed as a place to pass the night, but regretted not arriving earlier! I would like to come back again.

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    Hipcamper Thomas
    Response from Thomas, the Host, on June 20th, 2020

    Thank you so much Eric for your kind thoughtful review. Come again!

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    Thomas M.’s Land
    State
    Michigan
    Country
    United States
    $30/night
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