Surround yourself with nature when you take a camping trip in West Michigan. There’s a place to camp around every corner, whether you’re looking for RV sites, a place to set up your tent, or stay in a cabin. These family-friendly vacations can be done on any budget without compromising any of the fun.
Camping in Southern West Michigan
The Covert/South Haven KOA offers a camping experience that will fit just about any guest. They have tent sites nestled in the trees, RV sites that accommodate the biggest of rigs, deluxe patio sites that include a propane BBQ gas grill, and rustic or deluxe cabins to let you experience true glamping. While staying at the Covert/South Haven KOA, kids can enjoy a jumping pillow, rock wall climbing, trampoline basketball, Ladderball, Gagaball, Carpetball, Hayrides, a heated pool, crafts and games, and more. If you are hungry and want someone else to do the cooking, they have you covered with a snack shop offering pizza delivered to your site, nachos, paninis, and Sherman’s hand-dipped ice cream. Located within 10 to 15 minutes of six Lake Michigan beaches, nearby casino, antiquing, quaint downtown shopping, and an abundant variety of wineries and craft breweries, you are sure to have an enjoyable stay with plenty to do.
Start your summer with a trip to Cornwell’s Turkeyville in Marshall. You will be surprised at all you can see and do at one location! Dine on delicious turkey, attend Cornwell’s Dinner Theater, or visit Camp Turkeyville Resort, Cornwell’s latest addition. This RV resort is perfect for families young or old, and even your furry friends! With full RV accommodations, Turkeyville will make your weekend visit or vacation a success.
From May 15th to October 15th, Covert Park Beach & Campground in Covert offers a combined 62 developed and primitive sites, each with a picnic table and fire pit. Covert Park offers one quarter mile of beach on the shore of Lake Michigan with picnic tables and grills, just add charcoal! If you’re not staying at the campgrounds, you can still purchase a day pass to use the beach and facilities.
Located on the sunny shores of Lake Michigan, Weko Beach Park Campground in Bridgman is the place to stay. Swim or relax on the beautiful, sandy beach and stop by the beach house for lunch or a snack. They have developed and semi-developed campsites, boardwalks, tent camping, cabins, observation decks, hot showers, bathrooms, and more to make your stay a good one.
- Allegan County Parks – Recreation and Tourism, Allegan
- Bundy Hill Off Road Recreation Company, Jerome
- Camp Forever Fun, Bloomingdale
- Coloma-St. Joseph KOA, Riverside
- Cranberry Lake Campground, Marcellus
- Hidden Ridge RV Resort, Hopkins
- Hungry Horse Campground, Dorr
- Kalamazoo County Parks and Expo Center, Kalamazoo
- Oak Shores Campground, Decatur
- Sandy Pines Wilderness Trails, Hopkins
- Spaulding Lake Campground, Niles
- Sunny Brook RV Resort, South Haven
Camping in Central West Michigan
Muskegon KOA Campground is celebrating 14 years of ownership with Stephen and Debbie Yates. Come out and enjoy catch and release fishing, pleasant walking trails around the private lakes, as well as rentals of canoes, kayaks, and StandUP Paddle boards. Whether you’re stopping in for Memorial Day weekend or any time during the season, show your Active Duty Military ID to save 15% off any campsite, including all cabins. Make your reservations today and bring the whole family for some outdoor fun.
A great place to plan a camping trip in Mecosta County is Cran-Hill Ranch. Cran-Hill has something for everyone! From swimming and boating to riding horses along the lake, there is always something to do! Other options for camping include Brower Park which is located right on the Muskegon River, as well as Paris Park which is located at the site of the old Paris State Fish Hatchery and has shaded picnic areas surround trout and waterfowl ponds. With three cabins, Paris Park is a great spot for a quiet respite. This is not all Mecosta County has to offer in terms of camping, but is enough to get your started in the area.
Muskegon is a perfect natural playground for outdoor enthusiasts! With three state and six county parks, you’re never far away from the beaches of Lake Michigan or a scenic, forested campground or hiking trail. The area offers over 60 miles of winding trails for hiking and biking devotees. Campers’ only dilemma will be choosing from one of their 16 beautiful campgrounds!
Oak Grove Campground and Resort is a family campground located on the north side of Holland. This is a great park with a bike trail on site, and is located within walking distance to Lake Michigan. Oak Grove is a full hook-up park with grass sites and mature oak trees. The resort also has a heated pool, hot tub, recreation room, store, laundry, bike rental, cabins, rental trailers, and seasonal sites.
- Camp Ao-Wa-Kiya, Shelby
- Blodgett Landing Campground, Hersey
- Conestoga Campground, Coopersville
- Duke Creek Campground, Cedar Springs
- Forest Hills Club, Saranac
- Hideaway Campground & Lighthouse Grill, Mears
- Lincoln Pines Resort, Gowen
- Little Switzerland Resort & Campground, Newaygo
- Pickerel Lakeside Campground and Cottages, Baldwin
- Poncho’s Pond RV Park, Ludington
- River Ridge RV Resort, Stanwood
- Sandy Shores Campground, Mears
- Silver Creek Luxury RV Resort, Mears
- Stony Haven Campground & Cabins, New Era
- Vacation Station RV Resort, Ludington
- Woods and Waters RV Park, LLC, White Cloud
Camping in Northern West Michigan
Summer is a great time of year to go camping. Charlevoix is within driving distance of two beautiful state parks. Located off the beaten path, Fisherman’s Island State Park on Lake Michigan is a great choice. With amazing sunset views, a wide variety of trails, and fishing, this state park cannot be overlooked. Another great option, located between Charlevoix and Boyne City, is Young State Park. This state park overlooks the shores of Lake Charlevoix with easy access to the lake, numerous trails, and three different campgrounds to choose from. Both of these beautiful state campgrounds gives visitors the chance to experience Michigan’s natural beauty.
Indigo Bluffs in Empire delivers three unique experiences: a beautiful RV Park, RV Resort, and luxurious cottages. This is all brought together on their 67 acre property. What sets Indigo apart from others is offering guests three choices and with those choices, the opportunity for them to enjoy both the family they bring along and the new friends they meet along the way. Located in the heart of Michigan’s Top vacation and retirement destination means that this is a great place to plan any length of stay, for a single family or a group.
Located in the heart of northern Michigan, Pine River Paddlesport Center in Wellston is where family fun begins. Their campground is in the midst of the Huron-Manistee National Forest. Nestled in the wooded area, the campsites are quiet, clean, and cozy, with river trips available right from the campground. Rent canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, rubber rafts, and tubes on Michigan’s premier paddlesport rivers, the Pine and Big Manistee.
- Bella Vista Inn, Bear Lake
- Camp Daggett, Petoskey
- Insta-Launch Campground & Marina, Manistee
- Kampvilla RV Park, Bear Lake
- Mackinac Lakefront Cabin Rentals, Mackinaw City
- Mackinaw Mill Creek Campground and Cabins, Mackinaw City
- Mountain Valley Lodge, Thompsonville
- Timber Ridge RV and Recreation Resort, Traverse City
- Traverse City KOA, Buckley
- Twin Oaks Campground and Cabins, Wellston
- Vacation Trailer Park Inc, Benzonia