“Up North” Camping Creates Memories to last a lifetime Northern Michigan’s plentiful state parks, state and national forests, and private campgrounds offer thousands of diverse campsites for pitching tents or for parking campers or recreational vehicles. Rustic or modern cabins are other options for those who wish to experience the area’s beauty and recreational activities more intimately. Camping facilities vary in amenities, and special requirements can be easily accommodated. At night, clear skies reveal dark space filled with bright stars. Camping is a great way to experience the natural beauty of Northern Michigan, up close and most personal.
You can enjoy fishing, boating, beaches, picnicking and making new friends. A few examples of excellent destinations include Castle Rock Campark, in St. Ignace, where you can get to know the beauty of the Mackinac Straits with its blue water, fantastic sunrises, and on rare occasions in August and September, a glimpse of the northern lights.
Fletcher Pond is considered one of most peaceful lakes to fish in Michigan because of its restrictions on power boats and recreational vehicles. The place to camp there is Jack’s Landing Resort.
In the UP, The Log Cabin Resort & Campground in Curtis has lush wooded lots plus a dozen log cabins. Bass Lake State Forest Campground is located in isolated hardwood country from which you can marvel at the nearby Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Reservations are recommended for all campgrounds.For a complete list of Northern Michigan Campgrounds, please click here.