Camping Near Mackinac Island

Camping Near Mackinac IslandMackina Island, Michigan, is located in Lake Huron and is home to a unique Victorian-style town. Ferries from the mainland service the island and one of the first things you notice is that there is no vehicle traffic throughout the town; everything is done via bicycle, foot or horse-drawn carriage. Camping on the island is not allowed, but just across the Mackinac Straits are several state parks and private campgrounds.

Lakeshore Park Campground

The Lakeshore Park Campground offers RV and tent camping sites. RV sites feature water, sewer, 30- or 50-amp electric and free Wi-Fi. Tent sites are on flat ground and come with fire pits and picnic tables. A limited number of tent sites with electric and water are available. Showers and private toilets are available. Pets are allowed if leashed. The campground features opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, hiking, fishing and bicycling.


Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping

The Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping features 600 camp sites for RV and tent campers. Tent camping is assigned at sites away from the RV camping. Tent areas have picnic tables, fresh water taps, fire rings, shower houses and private toilets. Pets are welcome if leashed. RV sites are equipped to handle most RV sizes and come with sewer attachments, water, 30- or 50- amp electric, cable TV and Wi-Fi Internet access. The resort has a golf course, access to boat rentals, nature trails and playgrounds.

Straits State Park

Straits State Park is run through the Michigan State Parks Department and offers tent and RV campsites. Waterfront sites are available on a limited basis. RV sites have water, sewer and 30-amp electric connections. Tent sites have fire rings and picnic tables. Pets are allowed but must be leashed in the park. Showers and bathrooms are available. Enjoy hiking trails, beach access and biking from the park.

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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