Campgrounds near Glen Arbor, Michigan

Campgrounds near Glen Arbor, Michigan
Glen Arbor, Michigan, is located on the northwest corner of Michigan's Lower Peninsula on Sleeping Bear Bay. There are several campgrounds in the area that conveniently are close to the town's amenities. Visitors will find many recreational opportunities in the area that include hiking in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and fishing in Glen Lake.

D.H. Day Campground

D.H. Day Campground is part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and offers 88 rustic campsites that are just a 100 yards from the Lake Michigan shoreline. Sites are spread throughout a wooded area of the park and are separated by wooded buffers for privacy. They include a picnic table, fire ring and central water filling stations as well as restrooms. Guests have access to the beachfront where there is swimming, fishing and miles of beach to hike. Guests also have access to 100s of acres of forest to explore and view wildlife.

D.H. Day Campground
8000 W. Harbor Hwy.
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
(877) 444-6777
Nps.gov

Platte River Campground

Platte River Campground is located in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on the Platte River between Platte Lake and Lake Michigan. The campground is set in a wooded landscape with spacious private sites with some including an electric hookup. All sites include a picnic table, fire ring and central water filling station as well as a modern restroom. Guests have access to the Platte River, which is adjacent to the campground where they can canoe, tube and fish as well as swim. Lake Michigan is a half-mile hike through the forest where there is a nice beach and swimming area. There are several hiking trails that are accessible from the campground that run through the forested landscape.

Platte River Campground
5685 Lake Michigan Road
Honor, MI 49640
(877) 444-6777
Nps.gov

Sleepy Bear Campground

Sleepy Bear Campground is located about 6 miles south of Glen Arbor and 2 miles west of Lake Michigan. It is set on 70 wooded acres with sites including a picnic table and fire ring. Sites are available with electric and water hookup, full hookup or rustic tent sites. The campground has modern restrooms with private showers, camp store and dump station as well as an outdoor swimming pool, playground and gathering pavilions. There are nature trails for guests to hike on the property or there are hiking trails in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore 6 miles to the north.

Sleepy Bear Campground
6760 W. Empire Hwy. M-72
Empire, MI 49630
(231) 326-5566
Michicampgrounds.com/sleepybear

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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