Camper Storage

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Camper Storage Program

Campers have the option to reduce fuel costs by temporarily storing camping units (trailers, motor homes or boat on a trailer) in a designated area in participating Michigan state parks and recreation areas between visits. The program is free.

  • Storage spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Available space can only be determined by contacting the park.
  • View a list of participating locations.
  • Camper must show proof (camp permit receipt or reservation confirmation number) of a Michigan state campground stay within the seven days prior to the storage period.
  • The maximum allowable storage period is 15 days. Camp units left more than 15 days will be assessed a $4/day storage fee. Camp units left beyond 30 days may be deemed "abandoned property" and submitted to state auction for disposal.
  • The storage area is typically unfenced and generally unsupervised by park staff. 
  • Camping units must be secured by locking all entry doors and the hitch must be disabled by a locking mechanism
  • Camper assumes liability for any damages to state property or other stored units caused during the placement or removal of the camping unit.
  • The State of Michigan assumes no liability for any loss, injury or damage as a result of the placement or storage.
  • Camper will be required to sign the camper/equipment storage regulations form (available at the campground).

Intermittent Camping

This program allows campers to leave their unoccupied camping units (trailers, motor homes or boat on a trailer) on a campsite between fully registered stays. The program is available between September 15 and May 15 at participating Michigan state parks.

  • This program is only available at participating parks and reservations are not accepted. Please call the individual park for availability. 
  • There is no fee for the unoccupied nights (as long as all the general conditions are met and other related camping fees are paid). All other camping fees must be paid in advance. 
  • Permission will only be granted for intervals when the park is not full or expected at capacity. Sites considered to be "high demand" (i.e. waterfront) are not available.
  • Maximum intermittent stay is five nights. Intermittent stay must be 1) preceded and 2) followed by at least two nights at the full camping rate.
  • The camping unit must be unplugged during the storage period or the camper will be charged full camping rates.
  • Camper will be required to sign the camper/equipment storage regulations form (available at the campground)