On the beach, in national forests, along rivers, lakesides and sand dunes--Michigan campgrounds invite you to experience magical sunrises, marvelous sunsets and magnificent evenings under the stars. In tents, RVs or snuggled up in sleeping bags, there are more than a thousand public and private Michigan campgrounds that remind us just how great the great outdoors can be. So, pack your gear and head out to set up camp in one of the many Pure Michigan campgrounds.
When it comes to camping, the earlier you make your reservations at your favorite campground, the better. As many campers discover, campgrounds often fill up quickly during the summer season. The best time to make camping reservations is just before spring, especially if you plan to camp on a major holiday weekend. If the campground of your choice is open seasonally, you’ll want to pay attention to when it reopens.
Advanced reservations also allow you to get a prime camping site, depending on what amenities you like to take advantage of. Water lovers may want to camp near lakes, hikers may choose to be close to trails—if you book early enough, you may be able to select your ideal location.
Looking to camp in an RV? Start exploring different types of RVs and campgrounds at the 18th Annual Northwest Michigan Camper & RV Show in downtown Traverse City at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center, sponsored by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds.