Pure Michigan Camping – An All American Holiday Get-Away

Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds Invites Families to Rediscover Michigan Camping During Upcoming Fourth of July


(CHEBOYGAN, Mich) – Camping is a tradition as rich in American pride as baseball, hot dogs and apple pie. Ranked the #1 outdoor activity in the United States, camping is the perfect way to reconnect with the family and explore the natural surroundings in the Great Lakes State.


Given that Independence Day falls on a Wednesday in 2012, families have two weekends in which to celebrate and there are plenty of camp sites – for tenters, RVers and cabin-dwellers – available at private campgrounds throughout both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas between June 29 and July 9. Below, are those private campgrounds that have reported availability:


CAMPGROUND                         CITY                             PHONE             WEBSITE                                            


Apple Creek Campground & RV Park     Grass Lake                   517-522-3467     www.applecreekrv.com

Berwagana Campground                        Vassar                          989-673-7125     www.berwaganacampground.com

Camp Cadillac                                       Cadillac                        231-775-9724     www.campcadillac.com/

Camp  Cranberry Lake                           Marcellus                      269 720 7663     www.campcranberrylake.com

Campers Haven Family Campground      Bad Axe                       989-269-7989     www.campershavenonline.com

Camp Thornapple                                 Nashville                       517-852-9645     www.campthornapple.com

Cedarville RV Park                                Cedarville                      906-484-3351     www.cedarvillervpark.com

Clementz’s Northcountry Campground   Newberry                      906-293-8562     www.northcountrycampground.com

Covered Wagon Camp Resort                Ottawa Lake                  734-856-3058     www.coveredwagoncamp.com
Crystal Lake Campground                      Ludington/Scottville       231-757-4510     www.crystallakecamping.com

Drummond Island RV Park                     Drummond Island          877-493-5445     www.wawenresort.com

Duke Creek Campground                       Cedar Springs               616-696-2115     www.dukecreek.com

Emmett KOA                                         Emmett                         810-395-7042     http://koa.com/campgrounds/emmett/

Gaylord KOA                                        Gaylord                        800-562-4146     www.gaylordkoa.com

Holiday Camping Resort                        New Era                        231-861-5220     www.holidaycamping.com

Indian River RV Resort & Campground   Indian River                   888-792-2267     www.indianrivercampground.com
Insta Launch Campground & Marina       Manistee                       231-723-3901     www.instalaunch.com

Irons RV Park & Campground                Irons                             231-266-2070     www.ironsrvparkandcampground.com

Kalkaska RV Park & Campground          Kalkaska                       231-258-9863     www.kalkaskacampground.com

Kampvilla RV Park                                Bear Lake                     800-968-0027     www.kampvilla.com

Lake Leelanau RV Park                          Lake Leelanau               231-256-7236     www.lakeleelanaurvpark.com
Lakeview UM Campground                    Lakeview                       989-352-6896     www.lakeviewcamp.org
Log Cabin Resort                                  Curtis                            906-586-9732     www.uplogcabin.com

Matson’s Big Manistee River Camp.       Manistee                       888-556-2424     www.matsonscampground.com

Mio Pine Acres Campground                 Mio                               989-826-5590     www.miopineacres.com

Paint River Hills Campground                 Crystal Falls                  906-875-4977     www.prhcamp.com

Pickerel Lakeside Campground              Bitely                            231-745-7268     www.LakeCamp-Cottages.com

Rogers Resort Inc.                                Jones                           269-476-2655     www.RogersResort.com

Sharp Park Campground                       Middleville                    269-795-3846     www.campsharppark.com

Snow Lake Kampground                        Fenwick                        989-248-3224     www.snowlakekampground.com

South Haven Family Campground          South Haven                 269-637-6153     www.southhavenfamilycg.com

Stony Haven Campground                     New Era                        231-861-5201             www.campingfriend.com/stonyhavencampground

Sunny Brook Resort                              South Haven                 269-639-1415     www.sunnybrookrvresort.com

Troll Landing Camp. & Canoe Rental      West Branch                 989-345-7260     www.trolllanding.com

Twelve Bridges Resort                           South Haven                 269-202-3035     www.twelvebridgesrvresort.com.

Twin Oaks Campground & Cabins          Wellston                       877-442-3102     www.twinoakscamping.com

Waterways Campground                        Cheboygan                   888-882-7066     waterwayscampground.com

Whispering Pines Campground              Mancelona                    231-587-5122     www.whisperingpinesmi.com

Whispering Waters Campground            Hastings                       269-945-5166     www.whisperingwatersonline.com

Whisper Surf Campground                     Pentwater                      231- 869-5050    www.whisperingsurfcamping.com

Wooded Acres Family Campground       Houghton Lake              989-422-3413     www.woodedacrescampground.net

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park                   Grayling                        989 348-2157     www.graylingjellystone.com

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park                   Indian River                   231-238-8259     www.jellystoneindianriver.com


Type and date(s) of site availability vary by property. This is not an all-inclusive list. This list includes campgrounds that responded back to a survey indicating availability, as of June 29, 2012. Availability subject to change. Reservations are required.


ARVC represents some 180 member campgrounds with nearly 30,000 sites available throughout the state. Whether pitching a tent, parking an RV or reserving a rustic or modern cabin, Michigan campgrounds offer a great way to disconnect from busy lives and reconnect with families. Campers in Michigan enjoy the great outdoors while fishing or canoeing on the countless lakes, rivers and streams or hiking, biking and riding on the miles of trails that wind throughout the state. There’s definitely no shortage of activities, no matter where the campground is located.


The 2012 Michigan Campground Directory, published by ARVC – Michigan, is now available at various locations statewide, including all Welcome Centers. A PDF version is also available for viewing online at www.MichCampgrounds.com. The directory not only lists campgrounds by region, but also includes helpful information on the type of sites available, various amenities such as restroom, laundry and dumping station facilities; recreational offerings such as pools and golf courses; and seasons of operation. Campgrounds that now offer wireless internet access onsite are also identified.




ARVC Michigan’s mission is to lead in the development of the RV Parks and Campground industry through education, communication and representation. ARVC Michigan is a member of the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (www.gocampingamerica.com).


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