We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tent friendly campground in northern Michigan

Ada, Michigan
Level Contributor
175 posts
25 reviews
Save Topic
Tent friendly campground in northern Michigan

What is a good campground in northern Michigan that is not "over run" by rv's? Looking for somthing with electric hookups. Any thing on a lake would be awesome. We really like brimley by Sault Ste Marie but wouldlike to try somthing else. 2 adults and 2 kids 2 and 5. Thanks in advance =)

Mentioned in this post
Michigan
Michigan
United States
Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. Marie
Upper Peninsula, MI
Manistique, Michigan
Destination Expert
for Manistique, Curtis
Level Contributor
1,797 posts
Save Reply
1. Re: Tent friendly campground in northern Michigan

Hello advnhppyends,

What time of year are you thinking of camping.

Here are a few places you could check out -

Colwell Lake Campground (between Manistique and Shingleton)

This campground has 5 sites with Electric plug-ins. If I remember right the first 5 sites have the electricity. I know site 2 does. The sites are spead out and not that close to each other.

http://tinyurl.com/bb4uaoy

Indian Lake South (just West of Manistique)

http://tinyurl.com/aaojbhw

Fayette Historic State Park (about 40 minutes from Manistique going Southwest)

http://tinyurl.com/ahandms

If you come across a campground that interest you, you could post back here with the name and we might be able to give you more information about that place.

Mentioned in this post
Fayette Historic State Park
Fayette Historic State...
151 Reviews
Garden, MI
Manistique
Manistique
Upper Peninsula, MI
Ada, Michigan
Level Contributor
175 posts
25 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Tent friendly campground in northern Michigan

Thank you Yooperbacker I am going to check those out! =) We would like to go a few times this summer june-august.

Manistique, Michigan
Destination Expert
for Manistique, Curtis
Level Contributor
1,797 posts
Save Reply
3. Re: Tent friendly campground in northern Michigan

There are also private campgrounds around some lakes.

Depends what area you like.

Chicago's North...
Destination Expert
for Illinois, Chicago
Level Contributor
7,746 posts
310 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Tent friendly campground in northern Michigan

how far north?

if you're open to manistee, check this one out:

www.forestcamping.com/dow/eastern/maninfo.htm

recreation.gov/camping/…

Ada, Michigan
Level Contributor
175 posts
25 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Tent friendly campground in northern Michigan

StrangeTripper we would not like to go to much further than Sault Ste Marie as that is 5hrs from us and we would have a full load with two small kids and a dog =) Thanks for the site I will give that a check!

Mentioned in this post
Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. Marie
Upper Peninsula, MI
Chicago's North...
Destination Expert
for Illinois, Chicago
Level Contributor
7,746 posts
310 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Tent friendly campground in northern Michigan

heck, lake michigan campground is only about 2 hours away from you... i've camped there a coupla times and i liked it... yes, there will be some RV's, but i don't recall it being totally overrun... it's well off the main roads, and as i recall, there is access to lake michigan beaches......

Bay City, Michigan
Level Contributor
5,266 posts
1,282 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Tent friendly campground in northern Michigan

Advn--ST means Manistee, which is in northwest lower MI, not Manistique, which is in the lower central area of the UP! However, both are on Lake Michigan. Manistee is a great area. We like Orchard Beach State Park, though you'd certainly find your share of RV's.

Mentioned in this post
Orchard Beach State Park
Orchard Beach State Park
112 Reviews
Manistee, MI
Manistee
Manistee
Manistee County, MI
Manistique
Manistique
Upper Peninsula, MI
Little Rock
Level Contributor
3,106 posts
57 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Tent friendly campground in northern Michigan

michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/parkmap.aspx

An interactive compground map of Michigan (above)

Other sites

mi.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10365-32926--,00.html

michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Listing.aspx

Mentioned in this post
Michigan
Michigan
United States
Gaylord, Michigan
Level Contributor
983 posts
159 reviews
Save Reply
9. Re: Tent friendly campground in northern Michigan

One of our favorite parks when the kids were little was Barnes Park, Easport, MI on Lake Michigan, US-31, at M-88, between Elk Rapids and Charlevoix.

http://www.antrimcounty.org/aboutbarnes.asp

Mentioned in this post
Elk Rapids
Elk Rapids
Antrim County, MI
Charlevoix
Charlevoix
Charlevoix County, MI
10. Re: Tent friendly campground in northern Michigan

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 26 February 2014, 07:15