State Park Campgrounds in Michigan

State Park Campgrounds in Michigan
The parks system of Michigan comprises 98 parks. With the Michigan Department of Natural Resources operating 14 state harbors, 142 campgrounds and 13,500 campsites are available for you to explore. Among the best are Grand Haven State Park, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park and Ludington State Park.

Grand Haven State Park

The Grand Haven State Park is at 1001 Harbor Ave., Grand Haven. Most campgrounds are on the Lake Michigan shore.
The park 174 modern campsites on pavement along with a picnic area, playground equipment, a pier and a lighthouse. A boardwalk extends from the park to Grand Haven.
Other campground amenities include water hook-ups, modern bathrooms with showers, electricity and outdoor heated pools.
Park activities include hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, boating, kayaks and canoes during spring and summer. Wind surfing, skate boarding, skim boarding and scuba are available.
Call 1-800-44-PARKS for camping reservations.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

This 59,000-acre park is 15 miles west of Ontonagon in the state's Upper Peninsula. It is one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest. The park has 20 miles of shoreline along Lake Superior, providing campers an excellent mix of water and woodland recreation.
The Union Bay Campground at the park has 100 campsites on the shores of Lake Superior. Amenities include hot showers, electricity, flush toilets and a sanitation station. The campsite also comes with a fire ring, electric hook-ups and picnic tables. You can find the campground 16 miles west of Ontonagon at the eastern entrance to the park. To make reservations, call 906-885-5275 or 1-800-44-PARKS.
The park also has 16 rustic cabins; three cabins are open year-round. The cabins have no electricity or water.
State park fees are $6 a day and $24 yearly for residents. It costs $8 a day and $29 for the year for nonresidents.

Ludington State Park

This popular park, dubbed as the "Queen of the State Parks" has as scenic sand dunes, marshlands, hardwood forests and seven miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Swimming, climbing dunes, walking along the beach, hiking, biking, boating and fishing are available in the state's 5,300 acres..
The park offers the Cartier Park Campground, the Kibby Creek Travel Park, the Lakeview Campsite and others. Most have amenities like swimming pools, laundry rooms, convenience stores, fish freezers, playgrounds, and games.
Most campgrounds and RV parks fill up fast during peak season, you will want to reserve a spot. For camp reservations at the Ludington State Park, call 1-800-447-2757

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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