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NOTE: Lake Michigan Camping Guide is being upgraded and currently under construction. Traffic is being sent to this West Michigan Guides camping directory during the transition. Thanks for your patience!
Our West Michigan Camping Guide features privately owned campgrounds, state park campgrounds, and federal park campgrounds. Whether you have a motor home, trailer, or tent, there are some wonderful campgrounds in West Michigan!
During the summer, roadways are packed with all types of campers and RVs…all heading to the thousands of campgrounds found in the beautiful forests and open land of West Michigan. It’s become a very popular way of traveling, with all the comforts of home right at your fingertips. Whether you own a tent, pop up camper or large RV, you’ll find a West Michigan campground nearby that has everything you need to make your vacation stress-free and fun.
Some love the idea of just pitching a tent and enjoying the rustic side of camping. There are many West Michigan campgrounds that focus on providing a quieter and more secluded setting, with a few campsites requiring a hike just to get in!
Many campers enjoy the camping experience, but prefer to have all the comforts of home…and then some! An RV or motor home is truly a home away from home, and most big rigs include luxury amenities that rival any four-star hotel. For the big rigs and motor homes, RV parks provide large concrete parking pads and pull-thru parking.
Offering the convenience of setting up your campsite, but still being able to drive your car or truck to the grocery store or sightseeing, camper trailers are a favorite for many who love to getaway.
Light-weight and easy for any vehicle to pull, pop-ups are some of the most affordable campers available.
There’s a recent trend of campgrounds adding to their list of camping options by offering on-site cabins, cottages, and park model homes for rent. Some of these buildings are more rustic, so you will need to use the campground showers and restrooms. Other cottages or model homes have all the amenities needed right within the building, including full kitchens and bathrooms.
Be sure to add sleeping in a TeePee to your bucket list…what a unique experience! Also, tent rentals come in handy if you want to eliminate some of the squeeze that comes from having your camper loaded to its maximum capacity.
Campgrounds in West Michigan welcome you with all the conveniences…such as water, electric, and sewer hook-ups, showers, laundry rooms, playgrounds, fish freezers, and convenience stores. Many even have swimming pools, so you have the opportunity to swim in clean, fresh water lakes or a pool right on site. If you can’t leave technology behind, you’re in luck with free Wi-Fi at area campgrounds.
Camping is relaxing and affordable…truly one of the best ways to vacation and spend time with family and friends. The natural beauty of West Michigan, with its numerous lakes and richly forested lands, makes camping that much better. Whether you camp for a night or a week, you’ll make memories that will last for years at a West Michigan campground.
TRAVEL TIP — Be sure to reserve your campsite early, especially if you plan to travel in the peak summer season, or you may find limited availability for the campsite you prefer, in the campground you plan to visit.
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Dune Rides in your ATV or ORV are popular at Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan, but many rules and regulations apply.
Winter in Manistee County includes great outdoor activities like skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, ice skating, and more.
The Hart-Montague Bike Trail consists of 22.5 miles of paved paths for biking, snowmobiling, skating and more!
West Michigan is home to numerous artists with so many different talents. Groovy music, vivid paintings, gorgeous photography, and more!
Scottville Riverside Park, along the Pere Marquette River, has over 50 modern sites and is popular for camping and fishing.
The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts is a cultural center in West Michigan and plays an integral part in Manistee’s history.
West Michigan boasts numerous museums to learn about the area’s rich history and to expand knowledge through activities and exhibits.
Created in 1980, this trail has 1,000 miles running through Michigan, which also runs through the Huron-Manistee National Forest.
Todd and Brad Reed offer Photography Workshops throughout the year. These classes are great for beginners as well as seasoned professionals.
Standing tall and proud along the shores of Lake Michigan, Point Betsie marks the southern entrance to the Manitou Passage.