West Michigan Camping

Article is sponsored by Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds 

There’s so many options for camping across West Michigan for people of all ages! Camping offers a great opportunity to make some memories, and maybe even some s’mores! From tents to RVs to cabins to “glamping,” we’ve got you covered with some great options of where you can enjoy the great outdoors.

South West Michigan Camping

Escape to Nature: Kal-Haven Outpost Unveils Family-Centric Camping Oasis

Discover a unique camping experience in South Haven at Kal-Haven Outpost. Nestled on 50 beautiful acres along the soon-to-be reopened Kal-Haven Trail, this family-centric destination features cozy cabins, full hook-up RV spaces, and a touch of luxury with glamping options. Just a five minute drive from Lake Michigan, it’s your perfect outdoor getaway.

Van Buren State Park: Your Gateway to Lakeside Camping Bliss

Van Buren State Park, in South Haven, is on the shores of Lake Michigan and features incredible views and high sand dunes. The campground is also near local shops and restaurants. The park features hikes and paved bike trails, such as The Van Buren Trail, from the park to the charming beach town of South Haven. 

Off Map Glamping: Luxurious Camping Amidst Michigan Woods

Off Map Glamping provides an elevated camping experience on 75 acres of Michigan woods, minutes from downtown South Haven. Guests stay in furnished luxury safari tents, enjoying the outdoors in style. This is the outdoors how it was meant to be experienced – cook s’mores around the bonfire and experience the starry night skies.

Diverse Camping Choices: South Haven Welcomes Outdoor Enthusiasts

Whether looking to glamp-it-up or seeking a more traditional camping experience, South Haven is home to many camping options to suit individuals and entire families.

Coldwater Country Beckons: Lakeside Camping and RV Comforts Await

Get back to nature with a camping experience in Michigan’s Coldwater Country. With more than 100 lakes in the area, it’s easy to set up camp near the water. Discover the comforts of home at RV sites with full hookup services combined with amenities like pools and clubhouses. Many campgrounds are also pet-friendly so the entire family can enjoy the camping adventure that awaits in Michigan’s Coldwater Country.

Discover Nature’s Haven: Lansing Camping Delights

Camping in Lansing offers serene landscapes, riverside tranquility, and starlit nights. Outdoor enthusiasts find solace amidst nature’s beauty, enjoying hiking trails, fishing spots, and campfires under the open sky.

Camp Turkeyville RV Resort: Where Camping Meets Entertainment 

Enjoy special events, homemade ice cream at the ice cream parlor, dinner theater, and turkey dinners at Turkeyville Restaurant when you stay at Camp Turkeyville RV Resort in Marshall.

Weko Beach & Campground: Lakeside Serenity

Weko Beach & Campground is on 42 acres of picturesque wooded dunes in Bridgman. The campground features a boardwalk with two observation decks and panoramic views of the lake and dunes. During the summer, you can rent kayaks and paddle boards, visit the concession stand, utilize the boat launch, and enjoy free concerts.   

Covert Park Beach & Campground: Tranquility on the Shores of Lake Michigan

Soak in the fantastic beachside views at Covert Park Beach & Campground in Covert. Visitors of this campground have access to a one-quarter mile of the beach on the shore of Lake Michigan. The beach also features paddle boards and kayaks to rent. 

Gilmore Car Museum: Drive into Adventure with On-Site Camping

North America’s Largest Automobile Museum, the Gilmore Car Museum, offers camping opportunities on-site from April through October.

Golden Memories:Stay Under the Stars at Coloma-St. Joseph KOA

Five-Star service under the stars. Coloma-St. Joseph KOA has been serving families for 50 years. Build memories in your tent, RV or stay in one of their cabins, deluxe cabins or Rustic-Chic Glamping Tents.

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Central West Michigan Camping

Dive into Nature’s Beauty: Camping Gems Await in Holland

There are many beautiful spots for camping in Holland. Holland State Park welcomes camping in either wooded or beach-adjacent lots. Farther from the beach, Drew’s Country Campground or the Dutch Treat Campground offer affordable campsites with great amenities. 

Unwind in the Heart of Michigan: Discover Serene Camping Escapes in Mt. Pleasant

Explore the Mt. Pleasant area, a haven for camping enthusiasts in central Michigan. Deerfield Nature Park, nestled along the Chippewa River, provides ten remote campsites, ideal for those seeking a rugged outdoor experience. For a day of sun-soaked fun, Coldwater Lake Family Park beckons with a sandy beach, all-sports lake fishing, a kayak/canoe launch, and more. 

Riverside Retreat: Campsites Along the Flat River

Double R Ranch Resort has some of the most beautiful campsites anywhere. Reserve a river site, a large grass site with plenty of shade, or an oversized pull-through along the banks of the Flat River. Whatever you need, you’ll find the perfect spot.

Lakeside Camping: Adventures for Nature Enthusiasts

The Grand Haven Area is an ideal spot for Camping or RVing – because no matter where you go, you’re never more than 15 miles from the shores of Lake Michigan.  Conestoga Campground, with 100 grassy sites nestled under mature trees, includes various site sizes. The campground also has deep water access to Lake Michigan, Grand Haven, and Spring Lake. 

Muskegon’s Coastal Charm: Unforgettable Lakeside Camping

Muskegon State Park Channel Campground offers camping between Lake Michigan, Muskegon Lake, and the Muskegon Channel. Offering a snug harbor, forested dunes, campgrounds, picnic areas, multiple trails, and an overlook, there is no better way to spend your summer days and nights. Also, check out Muskegon KOA, where you can nestle into a lakefront cabin or pitch your tent on the sandy beach.

Mecosta County Wonderland: Explore Lakes and Rivers at these Outdoor Campgrounds

If you enjoy the great outdoors, be sure and visit one of the amazing campgrounds in Mecosta County. You will find them each to be a recreational paradise with over 100 lakes, rivers, and streams. Enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, and other fun activities.

CranHill Campgrounds: Where Every Camper Finds Their Perfect Spot

At CranHill in Rodney, no matter how you like to camp they have a spot for you. Their campgrounds can accommodate anything from a tent to the largest of RVs. They have four different camping areas to choose from. So if you need a small shady spot for a tent, a big grassy spot for your motorhome, or want to camp in a group, they have room for you. They also have three playgrounds for your kids, so no matter where you stay, fun is not far away.

Hideaway Campground Oasis: Family-Friendly Relaxation 

Hideaway Campground in Mears is a campground focused on families that want a relaxing and quiet atmosphere. The campsite includes a pool, playground, scheduled activities, and access to the Silver Lake Sand Dune region.  The campground has modern restrooms, a laundry faculty, a camp store,  pull-through sites, and cabins. 

Silver Lake State Park: Experience Vast Sandscapes 

There is no other way to explore Michigan than checking out the 2,000 acres of sand dunes at Silver Lake State Park in Mears. This state park features a modern campground 3 miles from the Lake Michigan shoreline and day-use of Silver Lake. The Silver Lake ORV area is the only place east of the Mississippi river that offers dune riding. 

Rustic and Modern Camping: Middleville’s Sprawling Recreation Area

Yankee Springs Recreation Area in Middleville has both a rustic and modern campground. The 5,200 acres include nine lakes, a massive trial system, boating, fishing, beaches, and picnic facilities. Yankee Springs has so many outdoor adventures that visiting this area will not disappoint with endless hiking possibilities. 

Lake Michigan’s Beauty: Explore Forested Lands and Cabins

Camping near Lake Michigan has privileges, including forested lands, hiking, biking trails, fishing opportunities, and beaches. Make your reservations and pack your gear for a Pure Ludington camping experience. Don’t have camping gear? Not a problem. Rent a cabin at one of their locations today. 

Poncho’s Pond RV Park: Ludington’s Premier Family Getaway

After many hard years of work, Poncho’s Pond RV Park in Ludington has grown to be one of the top rated privately owned parks. Offering 218 full hook-ups, three pools, a game room, playground, pavilion, fire pits, lighted paved roads & a fishing pond for children. This is the perfect spot for the whole family.

Shoreside Serenity: Unwind at Vacation Station RV Resort

Vacation Station RV Resort in Ludington is one of West Michigan’s finest RV Campgrounds. Explore the miles of gorgeous sandy beaches, and lakes abundant with game fishing. Close to shops, restaurants, and fun parks. Beautiful Full Hook-up concrete sites, cozy cottages and cabins to rent. 


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North West Michigan Camping

Petoskey’s Treasures: Unique Camping Adventures near Little Traverse Bay

Petoskey Area has some very unique camping options, some even within walking distance to Little Traverse Bay where you can search for Petoskey Stones along Lake Michigan’s shoreline. 

Cadillac’s Camping Extravaganza: From Glamping to Back-to-Nature Bliss

The Cadillac area is full of great camping opportunities. Their campgrounds offer a range of amenities from near glamping to more rustic and back-to-nature. Explore all of their camping options and book your space before it is gone. 

Pine River Paddlesports Center: Riverside Glamping and More

Looking for a unique camping experience this summer? At the Pine River Paddlesports Center, not only do they offer private, wooded campsites, they also offer glamping opportunities. If setting up a tent does not sound like a relaxing getaway, check out their rustic camping cabins and glamping tents for a unique and easy stay in northern Michigan. They also offer a clean, central bathroom facility complete with flush toilets, coin-operated showers, and hot running water. This quiet campground is a perfect spot to experience a peaceful night under the stars. If you want to fully take advantage of your time up north this summer, they also rent canoes, kayaks, and rafts. Come and experience a restful night’s sleep at the Pine River Paddlesports Center this summer.

Turtle Ridge Lodge: Ultimate Hunting Haven

Attention hunters. The Turtle Ridge Lodge in Drummond Island is for you. Located within Turtle Ridge Off-Road Park, amid 200 private wooded acres of hunting land, this Finnish-style cabin offers you full access to a pair of deer blinds and much more.

Lake Michigan Shoreline: Rustic Camping in Charlevoix

Fisherman’s Island State Park boasts over six miles of unspoiled Lake Michigan shoreline near Charlevoix with 80 rustic campsites, 15 of which are nestled in the dune area shore.

Traverse City Thrills: Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort’s Year-Round Fun

Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort in Traverse City features a heated pool, jump pad, outdoor laser tag course, and dodgeball court. The open year-round RV park offers full hookups at all sites and is located next to Pere Marquette State Forest. The campground also has cabin and cottage rentals such as yurts, a bunkhouse, and park models. 

Embrace Nature at Camp Petosega: A Family-Friendly Haven

Camp Petosega in Emmet County rests along Pickerel Lake on 300 forested acres. It has 90 campsites, a sandy beach, playgrounds, a boat launch, and great hiking trails. It’s a perfect spot for fun with the whole family.

More campgrounds and RV parks to visit in the North Region & Upper Peninsula:


MARVAC RV Shows: Plan Your Ideal Summer Getaway

Spring is just around the corner, and with that comes planning for the perfect summer vacation. The MARVAC RV & Camping Shows are a great way to get a head start on your planning. Throughout March, you have the opportunity to attend one of these shows taking place all over Michigan. At the shows, you can tour different makes and models of RVs to find the one that’s right for your travel needs. The RV Dealers will have staff on-site to assist with financing and discuss their available rental options.