Campgrounds in Gaylord, Michigan

Campgrounds in Gaylord, Michigan
Gaylord is in central northern Michigan and surrounded by several state forests and lakes. Campers will find a variety of campground options ranging from full hookups to rustic, which are conveniently close to fishing in Otsego Lake and Big Bear Lake, as well as hiking in Big Bear Lake State Forest.

Otsego Lake State Park

Otsego Lake State Park is a 62-acre park that offers 155 campsites on Otsego Lake. Sites include electric, a picnic table and a fire ring. Facility amenities include modern restrooms, a beach house, a picnic shelter and a concession stand that is open on weekends. The park has a half mile of beach on Otsego Lake where guests can sunbathe and swim. There is also a boat launch, fishing pier and hiking trails.

Otsego Lake State Park
7136 Old 27 S.
Gaylord, MI 49735
(989) 732-5485
dnr.state.mi.us

Gaylord KOA

Gaylord KOA is less then five miles south of downtown Gaylord in 70 acres of northern pine forest. The campground offers a variety of sites, which include full hookups, partial hookups or rustic setting. All sites include a picnic table and fire ring. Other amenities include cable TV, free wireless Internet and modern restrooms with private showers. Recreation amenities include a large outdoor pool with sun deck, mini-golf course and two playgrounds as well as an arcade, recreation room and shuffleboard court. Hiking trails are throughout the property and surrounding forest.

Gaylord Koa
5101 Campfires Pkwy.
Gaylord, MI 49735
(989) 939-8723
Koa.com

Big Bear Lake State Forest Campground

Big Bear Lake State Forest Campground is 10 miles southeast of Gaylord on Big Bear Lake. It offers 30 campsites on the lakeshore that are rustic with vault toilets and a central water hand pump. The campground has a large sandy beach where visitors can sunbathe or swim. Big Bear Lake provides fishing, a boat launch and a fishing pier. The park also has a two-mile hiking trail through the surrounding forest and along the lakeshore.

Big Bear Lake State Forest Campground
Little Bear Lake Rd.
Gaylord, MI 49735
(989) 732-3541
dnr.state.mi.us

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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