Campgrounds Near Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan

Campgrounds Near Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan
Sleeping Bear Dunes are part of the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, which features 35 miles of lakefront on Michigan's northwest coast. Visitors will find a number of hiking opportunities in the park as well as two campgrounds. Campers find this area to be a good base camp for day trips because of its close proximity to many other Michigan attractions that include Manitou Island and the Leelanau Peninsula.

Platte River Campground

Platte River Campground is located in the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore Park and offers 179 campsites. The campground is located in a wooded area with natural forest buffers between sites for privacy. Campers will find sites that will suit a tent, trailer or RV with electric and pull-through sites available. There are bathrooms located throughout the campground as well a dump and water-filling station. Platte River Campground is convenient to all the park amenities with several hiking trails accessible from the camp as well as many biking trails.

Platte River Campground
5685 Lake Michigan Road
Honor, MI 49640
(231) 326-5134

D.H. Day Campground

D.H. Day Campground is located within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park and has 88 rustic campsites that are just a few minutes walk to the Lake Michigan shoreline. Sites are spread throughout the woods for privacy and only include a fire ring. There is a dump station and water-filling station for trailers at the entrance to the campground and vault toilets in several locations. D.H. Day Campground has evening programs led by park rangers that teaches campers about the area and history, which is free to all guests. There are several hiking and biking trails that are accessible from the campground as well as several attractions within a 5-minute drive that includes the dune climbing area

D.H. Day Campground
8000 W. Harbor Hwy.
Empire, MI 49636
(231) 334-4634

Lake Leelanau RV Park

Lake Leelanau RV Park is located 17 miles east of Sleeping Bear Dunes directly on Lake Leelanau. It offers 196 full hookup campsites that include a picnic table and fire ring. There are tent sites available as well as pull-though sites for large RVs with some sites available on the lakefront. The campground has a large bath house that features individual bathrooms with showers for privacy. Other amenities include a large playground, bike trails and a large pavilion. Its location on Lake Leelanau provides access for great fishing for its guests with a fishing pier, boat launch and boat rentals.

Lake Leelanau RV Park
3101 S. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Leelanau, MI 49653
(231) 256-7236

Article Written By Matthew Knight

Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.

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