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Best Campgrounds in Michigan


Michigan is known as the “Great Lakes State” with the 11,000 inland lakes and the state being surrounded by the Great Lakes, making it a top RV destination. Michigan is well known for being a leader in the automobile industry with three major car companies based out of Detroit. Other great attractions include the Henry Ford Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, and Frederik Meijer Gardens.. Michigan is home to the largest state park and state forest system with 78 state parks, 19 recreational areas, and 6 state forests. There are many scenic places in Michigan to camp and we have highlighted the top places to stay with you RV.

Ludington State Park

Ludington State Park has rolling sand dunes, pristine beaches, wetlands, and forests that make up the park. Located on Michigan’s West coast and nestled in between Hamlin Lake and Lake Michigan with a one mile stretch that Big Sable River runs through the park providing excellent fishing, paddling, and tubing. There are more than 21 miles of hiking trails and three modern campgrounds. The Campgrounds have showers, restrooms, convenience stores, firepits, and picnic tables. Guests enjoy being one with nature and wildlife such as deer, porcupines, and eagles. Book your site in advance as this popular destination gets reserved quickly for the summer months.

Grand Haven State Park

Grand Haven State Park consists of 48 acres of beautiful sandy shores on Lake Michigan. Visitors enjoy walking the pear, swimming, biking, or exploring the downtown area. Coast Guard City USA has a variety of travelers during the summer months. The state park has one campground with 174 modern campsites, picnic area, playground, showers, and restrooms. The park is adjacent to the lighthouse and boardwalk to downtown Grand Haven. Stay on the shores of Lake Michigan to capture some of the most beautiful sunsets imaginable.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Located in Michigan’s upper peninsula, Tahquamenon Falls State Park encompasses 50,000 acres over 13 miles of wooded area. The center of the park holds the stunning Tahquamenon Falls. The upper falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi, with a flow of 50,000 gallons of water per second. Four miles downstream is the lower falls, a series of five smaller falls cascading around an island. The state park has two campgrounds to choose from and both are rustic with stunning views.

Porcupine Mountains State Park

Porcupine Mountain State Park is roughly 60,000 acres in the upper peninsula making it Michigan’ largest state park. Home to 35,000 acres of old growth forest, roaring waterfalls, rivers, streams, and 90 miles of hiking trails. The campground in the park are a mix of modern or rustic, depending on your preference. Visitors enjoy the Lake of Clouds viewing area, Summit Peak observation tower, and Porcupine Mountain Ski area.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Nestled on the Lake Superior shoreline, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has sandstone cliffs, beaches, waterfalls, sand dunes, inland lakes, and forests. The power of Lake Superior has shaped the coastal landscape creating a unique landscape to explore. Visitors enjoy hiking, camping, sightseeing, and kayaking. There are three campground in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to choose from.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes has some of the best camping spots with electric hookup and modern plumbing. There are a few campgrounds to choose from, some more rustic than others. The Dunes offer visitors sightseeing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, canoeing, kayaking, and some of the greatest sunsets in the world. Shaped by Glaciers thousands of years ago making the sightseeing breathtaking at every turn.

Leelanau State Park

Located on the fingertip of the Leelanau Peninsula, Leelanau State Park has 1519 acres to explore. The showcase is the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, a rustic campground, and miles of hiking trails. Michigan’s Petoskey stones can be found along the shoreline and guests enjoy picnicing in the area.


If you’re ready to explore the beautiful landscapes of the Great Lakes State and you’re looking for a New or Used RV, the staff at Lakeshore RV in Muskegon can help. When shopping for the best camper type to meet your needs, decide what type of camping you prefer, what amenities are important to you, and where you will be traveling. We have over 500 RVs in stock, offer zero-down financing options and will deliver right to your home, anywhere in the country. Check out all the campers at Lakeshore RV or call us today to get on the road to adventure! 231-788-2040