We ♥ Michigan.
Especially all the amazing RV destinations Michigan has to offer, from the sandy shores of Silver Lake to the rocky cliffs of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and all ports north, south, east and west in our great mitten state.
This spring we’re compiling a list of some of the best West Michigan campgrounds destinations to get you in the mood for the summer RV season. Do you have a favorite area we should highlight? Drop us a line at [email protected]
This week we’re highlighting Michigan’s “Sunset Coast:” Grand Haven, Muskegon, Silver Lake, Ludington, and Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. Our first blog includes the Grand Haven and Muskegon areas.
There’s a reason why Grand Haven State Park was named one of the best secret beaches ON EARTH! The 48-acre park rests on the sandy shores of pristine Lake Michigan. Visitors can sunbathe and keep tabs on the passing freighters out on the big lake, or the watch the sailboats coming and going from the Grand River channel. Cute shops and delicious eateries are just minutes by foot (Check out the infamous Pronto Pups!). Camping at Grand Haven State Park books up early every year, and there’s good reason why!
Another Grand Haven RV option includes Campers Paradise, a smaller private campground with 107 sites just two miles form the beach. Although the park is inland, it is also located within city limits, is close to shopping and restaurants. Campers Paradise offers full electrical hook-up with laundry facilities and free WiFi.
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We love Muskegon, not simply because we’re from Muskegon, but also because of our miles of magnificent shoreline, towering dunes, and record-setting roller coasters. Our sunsets are spectacular from every corner of the county, and we’re proud of our squeaky clean sandy beaches. Whether you’re an angler, a hiker, love water skiing or simply floating down a lazy river, Muskegon is an RVer’s paradise.
- Hoffmaster State Park in the southern part of the county includes a 297 site modern campground nestled under a fortress of pine & dunes, with 3 miles of sandy Lake Michigan shoreline. Visitors enjoy its Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center but return for the miles of dune hiking and stunning views of Lake Michigan.
- Muskegon State Park offers campers two miles of sandy Lake Michigan shoreline, and 1 mile of great fishing on Muskegon Lake frontage, which includes a boat launch and fishing pier. Choose a modern RV site at the foot of a dune or along the Muskegon Lake Channel across from the USS Silversides and Great Lakes Naval Museum. The park also includes 12 miles of hiking trails and a bathhouse on Lake Michigan. Michigan’s Adventure is also only ten minutes away!
- Duck Creek RV Resort is a newer resort located directly across from Michigan’s Adventure. The resort is a modern campground featuring extended amenities including a laundry room, camp store, and paved roads. The family will love the heated pool & spa, or just sitting back watching the coasters go up, down and around from across the road.
- Lake Sch-Nepp-A-Hooffers RVers full hook-up, large pull-thru lots, and the choice of a wooded or lake-front site. Visitors will enjoy the 2-mile proximity to Michigan’s Adventure and the family atmosphere.
- Pioneer Park is a Muskegon County-maintained park located with 2,000 feet of Lake Michigan frontage, about 5 minutes north of Muskegon State Park. The park features 235 wooded sites under old oak, maple, and pine trees, with water and electric hook-ups, restrooms, showers, and a dump station. This park is a family-favorite with plenty of activities offered for the young and young-at-heart!
Check back later this week for camping suggestions near Ludington and Silver Lake, and in the meantime, please leave us your own tips for camping in West Michigan!