Campgrounds Near Whitehall, Michigan

Campgrounds Near Whitehall, Michigan
Whitehall, Michigan is on White Lake, in the northwestern part of the state. Whitehall is five miles from Lake Michigan and as such, offers canoeists, kayakers and anglers many opportunities for their respective interests and sports. The city hosts the annual White Lake Maritime Festival, which features sailing regattas, food and beer. Wintertime activities include cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. There are several options for campgrounds near Whitehall.

Trailway Campground

The Trailway Campground is within walking distance of downtown Whitehall and is adjacent to the 22 mile-long Hart/Montague state park bike trail. The White River and White Lake are nearby, for canoeing and kayaking. The Trailway can accommodate both RV and tent campers. RV sites have hookups with 20-, 30-, 50- or 110-amp electric, water, sewer, cable TV, and Wi-Fi. Tent sites are primitive but have fresh water access for drinking and cooking. Pets are allowed. All guests can use the bathrooms and showers, laundry room, dump station, and boat ramps.

Trailway Campground
4540 Dowling Street
Montague, MI 49437
(231) 894-4903
trailwaycampground.com

White River RV Park and Campground

The White River RV and Campground is located in the Manistee National Forest, where guests have access to many outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, canoeing, and kayaking. Hikers can give the Manistee River Trail--a 12-mile jaunt--a try, and bikers can ride the 13-mile Hungerford Lake Trail. Tents and RVs can be accommodated at the campground, with 20-, 30- or 50-amp electric, water and sewer hookups available for RVs. There are showers and bathrooms on the grounds for all guests. Pets are allowed if leashed. There is free Wi-Fi in the campground for guest use.

White River RV Park and Campground
735 Fruitvale Road
Montague, MI 49437
(231) 894-4708
whiterivercampground.com

Manistee National Forest

Visitors to the Whitehall region can opt to stay in the Manistee National Forest. The Manistee has several different campsites and campgrounds, and there are options for both RV and tent campers. Tent campgrounds are primitive, with fresh water, bathrooms and showers available. RV sites have water and electric hookups, just water, or are primitive. Pets must be leashed at all times in the campgrounds. There are many trails and streams for hiking and biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing within the forest.

Manistee National Forest
1755 S. Mitchell Street
Cadillac, MI 49601
(800) 821-6263
fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf/pages/Recreation/camping.htm#mdc

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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