Best Campgrounds in Michigan

This list represents the most popular campgrounds in Michigan. Use this list to plan your next Michigan campgrounds trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Twinwood Lake Campground

    2 Reviews

    White Cloud, MI

    On a small lake in Manistee National Forest, this small collection of primitive campsites offers a quiet escape and plenty of wildlife viewing. The trees are mostly white pine and the sites are ...
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    On a small lake in Manistee National Forest, this small collection of primitive campsites offers a quiet escape and plenty ...

  • #2 Ely Lake Campground

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    Allegan, MI

    Located inside the Allegan State Game Area, this park centers on Ely Lake and is operated jointly by the state’s DNR and Allegan County. These well-shaded and pri- vate sites lie on the north ...
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    Located inside the Allegan State Game Area, this park centers on Ely Lake and is operated jointly by the state’s DNR and ...

  • #3 Mud Lake State Forest Campground

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    Evart, MI

    Hikers and birders will like this little spot in the woods thanks to the mostly level Green Pine Lake Trail, a scenic path running 8.5 miles one way from Big Mud Lake to Pike Lake. The trail ...
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    Hikers and birders will like this little spot in the woods thanks to the mostly level Green Pine Lake Trail, a scenic path ...

  • #4 Monocle Lake National Forest Campground

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    Brimley, MI

    Set amid a forest of maple, birch, and aspen, this lakeside campground is a stunner in fall. The location, not far from where Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior narrows into the channel to Sault ...
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    Set amid a forest of maple, birch, and aspen, this lakeside campground is a stunner in fall. The location, not far from where ...

  • #5 Ocqueoc Falls State Forest Campground

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    Rogers City, MI

    The Upper Peninsula is famous for its abundance of fast water and waterfalls, while the Lower Peninsula has only 2 waterfalls. Ocqueoc is the easier one to get to and, as such, the most popular. ...
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    The Upper Peninsula is famous for its abundance of fast water and waterfalls, while the Lower Peninsula has only 2 waterfalls. ...

  • #6 Fisherman’s Island State Park

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    Charlevoix, MI

    The name of the park isn’t entirely accurate any longer. What was an island has now become a sandy peninsula due to years of low water levels on Lake Michigan. The state park’s campsites are ...
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    The name of the park isn’t entirely accurate any longer. What was an island has now become a sandy peninsula due to years ...

  • #7 Brimley State Park

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    Sault Ste Marie, MI

    Set along the shore of Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior, Brimley was founded in 1923, one of the first state parks in the Upper Peninsula. Unlike some of the other regional parks, fishing and hiking ...
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    Set along the shore of Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior, Brimley was founded in 1923, one of the first state parks in the Upper ...

  • #8 Bond Falls Flowage Campground

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    Watersmeet, MI

    There appears to always be some controversy circling the Bond Falls Flowage north of Watersmeet. The lake and most of the land around it belong to the Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO). Power ...
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    There appears to always be some controversy circling the Bond Falls Flowage north of Watersmeet. The lake and most of the ...

  • #9 Yankee Springs State Recreation Area: Deep Lake Rustic Campground

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    Middleville, MI

    Rustic campgrounds in Michigan tend to be low-key. Typically the national or state forest service will plot a couple dozen sites near a lake or river, dig a pit or two for vault toilets, drill ...
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    Rustic campgrounds in Michigan tend to be low-key. Typically the national or state forest service will plot a couple dozen ...

  • #10 Pentoga Park

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    Crystal Falls, MI

    Members of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwa) people once tread upon this land, and within its boundaries are a few remaining burial sites. Iron County purchased the land in 1922 in order to preserve this ...
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    Members of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwa) people once tread upon this land, and within its boundaries are a few remaining burial ...

  • #11 Sunrise Lake State Forest Campground

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    Leroy, MI

    Set along the western shore of Sunrise Lake, this small rustic camp has sites spread through the woods along the lake. Hiking trails are limited to a half-mile stroll on-site. There is a boat ...
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    Set along the western shore of Sunrise Lake, this small rustic camp has sites spread through the woods along the lake. Hiking ...

  • #12 Sawmill Point Primitive Campsites

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    Oscoda, MI

    The Mio Dam marks a significant change in the Au Sable River. Upstream the watercourse runs unregulated. The Mio Dam, however, widens the river and slows its pace, creating Mio Pond. This dam ...
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    The Mio Dam marks a significant change in the Au Sable River. Upstream the watercourse runs unregulated. The Mio Dam, however, ...

  • #13 Lake Dubonnet State Forest Campground

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    Interlochen, MI

    Tucked into some mixed forest cover just to the southwest of Lake Dubonnet, this camp is best for hikers and anglers. Lost Lake Trail offers 6.3 miles of easy pathway for both hikers and mountain ...
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    Tucked into some mixed forest cover just to the southwest of Lake Dubonnet, this camp is best for hikers and anglers. Lost ...

  • #14 Pinckney Recreation Area: Crooked Lake and Blind Lake Campgrounds

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    Pinckney, MI

    You can pitch your tent on a wooded rise overlooking Blind Lake. In the evening, campers can relax to the sound of peepers in the nearby wetlands. This area attracts thousands of hikers and ...
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    You can pitch your tent on a wooded rise overlooking Blind Lake. In the evening, campers can relax to the sound of peepers ...

  • #15 Rose Lake Park

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    Tustin, MI

    Rose Lake is surrounded by residential property, but this county park lies on the western shore. Sites here are mostly shaded by pine and hardwood trees but for a few toward the open center of ...
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    Rose Lake is surrounded by residential property, but this county park lies on the western shore. Sites here are mostly shaded ...

  • #16 Reedsburg Dam State Forest Campground

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    Houghton Lake, MI

    A dam on the Muskegon River created the Dead Stream Flooding, one of the Lower Peninsula’s biggest managed wetlands projects. Birders will find plenty of waterfowl in the marshy areas, and paddlers ...
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    A dam on the Muskegon River created the Dead Stream Flooding, one of the Lower Peninsula’s biggest managed wetlands projects. ...

  • #17 Mouth of Two-Hearted River State Forest Campground

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    Newberry, MI

    Rated one of the top trout streams in the country, the scenic Two-Hearted River of Hemingway fame meets Lake Superior here. The paddling and fishing are exceptional. The rustic sites are in 2 ...
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    Rated one of the top trout streams in the country, the scenic Two-Hearted River of Hemingway fame meets Lake Superior here. ...

  • #18 Arbutus No. 4 State Forest Campground

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    Traverse City, MI

    Just 20 minutes from Traverse City and you can be in wilderness. This campground is just inside some hilly terrain of mostly hardwoods, especially oaks. Just to the north of Arbutus Lake, which ...
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    Just 20 minutes from Traverse City and you can be in wilderness. This campground is just inside some hilly terrain of mostly ...

  • #19 Kneff Lake Campground

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    Grayling, MI

    The 20-acre lake has some private holdings along the shore so this doesn’t have the deep woods feel to it, but the waters are stocked with rainbow trout each year, making it attractive to anglers. ...
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    The 20-acre lake has some private holdings along the shore so this doesn’t have the deep woods feel to it, but the waters ...

  • #20 Carrieville State Forest Campground

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    Baldwin, MI

    A rustic campground on a river, these sites are best for tents and small trailers, as only 1 site can take something as long as 40 feet. Most offer at least partial shade. ATVs have direct access ...
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    A rustic campground on a river, these sites are best for tents and small trailers, as only 1 site can take something as long ...