Campgrounds Near Portage, Michigan

Campgrounds Near Portage, Michigan
RV campers driving towards Portage in southwest Michigan will discover there are many parks and campgrounds nearby. The Portage area is a suitable choice for the outdoor enthusiast as it is in close proximity to Gourdneck State Game Area, Prairie View Park, a dozen large lakes and Fort Custer State Park.

Markin Glen Park

Markin Glen Park can be found eight miles north of Portage. Thirty-eight camping sites are offered with seven of these designated for pull-through RVs. Two are accessible for the disabled. Hook-ups include 50-amp electric, water and sewer. Each site has a fire ring, cement pad and picnic table. The park has bathrooms, showers and a dump station. Pets are welcome. Markin Glen Park has two ponds for fishing, a beach area for swimmers, ball fields and 160 acres of trails for hikers and bikers.

Markin Glen Park
5300 N. Westnedge Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
(269) 381-7570

American Campgrounds

American Campgrounds is located 14 miles north of Portage. Campers choose between 177 sites with big rig RV access. There are no pull-through sites. Camping hook-ups include 20-, 30- and 50-amp electric, water and sewer. The campground has a pool, camp store, bathrooms, propane, a playground, a dump station, an activity center, basketball court and mini-golf. Pets are welcome at the facility. The grounds include a pond and lake for those who like to fish as well as the Kal Haven Trail for hikers.

American Campgrounds
8368 W. C Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(866) 340-2267

Fort Custer Recreation Area

Fort Custer Recreation Area sits 15 miles east of Portage. Visitors will find 219 camping sites designed with smaller RVs in mind. No pull-through sites are available and class-A RVs will find space extremely limited. A 30-amp electric hook-up is available. Campers are responsible for their own sewage and water tanks can be filled in the campground though not on each individual site. The campground has a dump station, bathrooms and showers. Outdoor lovers will find this park a worthy option as it has trails for hikers, walker and mountain bikers, a nature exploring program, swimming, equestrian trails. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowmobile trails and dog-sledding.

Fort Custer Recreation Area
5163 Fort Custer Drive
Augusta, MI 49012
(269) 731-4200

Article Written By Mike Biscoe

Mike Biscoe has been writing since 2009. Focusing on travel, sports and entertainment topics, he has credits in various online publications including LIVESTRONG.COM and Trails. He often writes articles covering uncommon travel destinations from firsthand experience. Biscoe holds a Certificate of Completion in acting from the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts.

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