Great Places for Camping in Michigan

If you are thinking of going camping in Michigan, these are some of the best places. Once you try them out, let all of us at Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Walled Lake, MI know how you liked them. We would love to hear from you!

Keystone Landing State Forest Campground

Family Canoeing on the lake

Just east of Grayling you will discover one of Michigan’s most rustic campgrounds. Keystone Landing State Forest Campground is on the southern bank of the Au Sable River’s Holy Waters and is a fisherman’s, or fisherwoman’s paradise. It is home to all kinds of Carp, Rainbow and Brown Trout within its many brooks. If you get here during the summer months, you can even go Kayaking and Canoeing.

Silver Creek State Forest Campground

family biking a trailFor the more serious campers, the Silver Creek State Forest offers fast-flowing rapids amongst serene backdrops for the most thrilling river adventures.  Also, there is over four-miles of biking and hiking paths complete with walking bridges, providing you with perfect scenic lookouts of the area. If you want even more thrills, try the rope swing into sub-50-degree water.

Bay View Campground

Young Boy Fishing

Located in the Hiawatha National Forest, right on the shore of Lake Superior’s Whitefish Bay, this U.S. Forest Service campground is one of the most beautiful places to go camping in Michigan. It has perfect white-sand beaches and white birch trees, offering plenty of privacy at any one of the 24 roomy campsites. If you are a fan of swimming, fishing, hiking and bird watching then this is the spot for you.

Portage Bay State Forest Campground

Camping in MichiganThis is a big one, located on the northern shore of the Upper Peninsula of Lake Michigan. Campers say the most mesmerizing part of this campground is the early morning sunrise dancing across the coastline. Others love the wildlife they see while on the 2.25-mile Ninga Aki Trail. For the anglers out there, you can try and catch an abundant amount of Steelhead, Lake Trout, and Coho Salmon as well.

Tomahawk Creek Flooding Area

family hiking

We tricked you a bit on this one because Tomahawk Creek is actually two campsites combined with over 45 sites in total. Both areas have boat launches, but be careful because there is a heavy volume of tree stumps in the water. However, this underwater structure provides you with amazing fishing opportunities for trophy Pike and Big Mouth Bass. It also has more than 80-miles of scenic hiking trails.

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