Manitou Island Camping - South

Camping is permitted at three locations on this island - the Bay, Weather Station and Popple Campgrounds. The island is small with a fragile ecosystem and low impact camping is the rule. At all locations food should be stored in hard containers to thwart the Northern Miniature Tiger (aka the chipmunk!). There is no transportation to the campgrounds so all camping gear and supplies must be packed in and out. Transportation to the Island is via passenger ferry or private boat. Backcountry permits are available onboard but large group sites are available only by reservation from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park Service.

South Manitou Island Camping Information

Contact Information


South Manitou Island

Manitou Island, MI 49654

Driving Directions

Reservations: (231) 326-5134

Phone: (231) 326-5134

Location of Manitou Island Camping - South

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