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Camping and overnight lodging

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Camping and overnight lodging

Looking for a great place to camp or stay in Michigan? We offer a variety of camping and lodging options. Whether you're looking for a quiet escape in the woods or a fun-filled vacation with the family, we have the perfect place for you.


Camping reservations at state parks can be booked up to six months in advance, and overnight lodging and shelter reservations can be made up to a year in advance. The majority of the state forest campgrounds are first come, first served.

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Recreation Search

Recreation Search features information on campgrounds, overnight lodging, trails, accessible recreation, events and much more.

Use the filters to search for the amenities and activities you are most interested in, such as boat launches, equestrian trails, yurts, swimming beaches, mountain biking and more.

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Are your deodorizers safe?

Adding chemical-based deodorizers to sewage holding tanks in campers may result in the pollution of soil and groundwater, corrosion of pipes and tanks, and the production of toxic fumes.

Don't move firewood

Invasive insects and diseases have killed millions of our trees – often after hitching a ride on firewood. Help protect our parks - use certified heat-treated firewood sold in parks, local stores and roadside stands.

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Volunteer campground hosts

Campground, lighthouse and harbor host opportunities are available each summer!

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State park and harbor gift cards

Gift cards can be used to make reservations in Michigan state parks and harbors, as well as purchasing items (ie. firewood, ice) at DNR-operated concessions.

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Rentals, gear and guides

Check out some of the ways you can rent gear or try new adventures, and see how much you like it.

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Recreation Passport

Your key to Michigan state parks, recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, boating access sites and state trailheads all year long. See where it can take you!