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West Michigan Camping Guide

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.

Rustic or Tent Camping

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!

RV Parks for Motor Homes & Big Rigs

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.

Camper Trailers

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.

Pop-Up Campers

Light-weight and easy for any vehicle to pull, pop-ups are some of the most affordable campers available.

Camping Cabins & Cottages

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.

TeePee & Tent Rentals

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.

West Michigan Campground & RV Park Amenities

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.

RV Sales & Service

Looking for a new recreational vehicle? Needing service or repairs on your current RV? Check out Recreational Vehicle Sales & Services for local RV dealers and service facilities.

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. 

WHY STAY IN THE LUDINGTON AREA?

Ludington Area Lodging — Ludington is the home port for the S.S. Badger car ferry, and a popular harbor town for vacations. Don’t miss seeing the Ludington State Park, voted best in the Midwest!

Hamlin Lake Area Lodging — If your idea of the perfect vacation is by the lake, be sure to visit Hamlin Lake, and enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, and more!

Scottville Area Lodging — Scottville is a small, rural town along the Pere Marquette River, and is best known for the Scottville Clown Band, and the West Michigan Old Engine Club events.

Pere Marquette River Area Lodging — After canoeing the scenic Pere Marquette River, or fishing for a trophy steelhead, find rest at a place to stay along the river.

WHY STAY IN OCEANA COUNTY?

Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area Lodging — The Silver Lake Sand Dunes is a favorite vacation spot for dune rides, watersports, and more!

Pentwater Area Lodging — While visiting the quaint village of Pentwater along Lake Michigan, be sure to stay awhile at a nice little spot in town, or find more lodging options nearby.

WHY STAY IN MANISTEE?

Manistee Area Lodging — Manistee is a unique Victorian Port City located along the Manistee River. Be sure to enjoy the riverwalk, and an abundance of natural areas to visit.

Discover West Michigan Destinations

Manistee lighthouse

Manistee

The Victorian port city of Manistee, MI features a River Walk, historic Ramsdell Theatre and the S.S. City of Milwaukee.

Ludington

Far removed from the big cities on beautiful Lake Michigan you’ll find Ludington, the kind of town people want to visit and many call home!

Grand Traverse County

Visit Grand Traverse County including Traverse City, Leelanau Peninsula, Grand Traverse Bay, and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Scottville

Visit Scottville, Michigan, home of the Scottville Clown Band and Scottville Riverside Park on the Pere Marquette River.

Baldwin

Set in the heart of the Manistee National Forest, Baldwin is a haven for those who enjoy the great outdoors.

Pere Marquette River

Visit the Pere Marquette River (PM River) in West Michigan for world class trout and steelhead fishing, and scenic canoe trips.

Hamlin Lake

Hamlin Lake is a great vacation spot, offering terrific summer recreation, including swimming, boating, tubing, and fishing.

Benzie County

Visit Benzie County, home to Sleeping Bear Dunes and Interlochen Arts. Enjoy “Up North” scenery and that wonderful Northern Michigan feeling.

Visit Pentwater

Pentwater is a charming West Michigan village on the shore of Lake Michigan, and a favorite summertime harbor destination.

Silver Lake Sand Dunes

Silver Lake

Visit Silver Lake and the Silver Lake Sand Dunes between Ludington and Muskegon in West Michigan for dune rides, water sports, and family fun!