On the beach. In the national forests. Along the rivers, lakesides and sand dunes. Michigan campgrounds invite you to spend spectacular evenings under the stars.
In your tent, RV and snuggled up in our sleeping bags – you can’t help but love camping in this beautiful state because they make it so easy and comfortable.
There are more than a thousand campgrounds in the State of Michigan that remind us just how great the great outdoors can be. The state’s Department of Natural Resources just announced a new Michigan state park program this 2008 camping season that will offer campers the opportunity to save on fuel costs by temporarily storing their camping trailer or recreational vehicle at specified state parks or recreation areas in-between their camping stays.
Storage of the camping units will be free. Go here to learn more details.
You will find sandy beaches and the wilderness of Michigan to be very exciting where you enjoy swimming or floating on the Manistee River from Baxter Bridge north of Cadillac seeing the different houses along the riverbanks. There you will reach the Manistee National Forest.
You can hike upstream over the park where the Road 17 crosses. Make sure you bring your snacks, water, saw, hatchet and rope — essential supplies for hiking.
Michigan’s most famous beach is the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore — just one among many sandy spots in Michigan. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is also a great place to visit.
You can visit the Rapid River and eventually reach the County road 513 where the road splits and takes you to Wilsey Bay. Here you can leave your car and start walking until you reach the end of the road.
The Hiawatha National Forest is also a great destination. You will find several black bears on the place just near your site – so be careful. There are also ruins of an old cabin where you can take pictures with historical figures.
The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is where you will find the Ishpeming with its variety of wild animals.