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