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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.

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Find a campground

Most parks and recreation areas have campgrounds, some modern and some rustic. In addition, we have several state forest campgrounds offering a more rustic experience.

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Make a reservation

Make camping reservations at state parks up to six months in advance, lodging reservations up to a year in advance. Most state forest campgrounds are first come, first served.

Policies, pets and Passports

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Rules, rates, dates

General park rules, rates & operating dates, reservations & cancellations, camping rules and more.

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Pet-friendly information

Pets are welcome in campgrounds and state parks (there are some exceptions), as long as our guidelines are followed!

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Recreation Passport (park pass)

A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into all state park and forest campgrounds.

Explore camping options

State parks and recreation areas

Looking for a modern to semi-modern camping with lots of fun activities and programs? Our state parks are the place for you!

Cabins, yurts, safari tents and more

Want to go camping but want to pack a little lighter or have a roof over your head? Many overnight lodging options are available.

State forest campgrounds

If you're looking for a more rustic camping experience, check out our state forest campgrounds. All are located on or near a river or lake.

Backpacking, hike-in, backcountry

Want even more rustic? Make your own camp in a state forest, or hike out to one of our backcountry or hike-in camping locations.

Accessible camping, lodging and more

Many of our campgrounds have accessible features and amenities, such as modern bathroom buildings, accessible playgrounds, fishing piers, beaches and more.

In addition, many of our lodging buildings have accessible features such as wheelchair ramps or other access routes.

Accessible recreation

Protect your campgrounds

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Recycling options

We offer recycling opportunities in many of our parks, recreation areas and harbors.

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Don't move firewood

Invasive insects often hitch a ride on firewood. Buy firewood at your destination.

No harsh chemicals ECO friendly

Be wastewater smart

Many holding tank deodorizers in campers contain harmful chemicals. 

Additional programs and information

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Campground hosts

Be a host at a state park or forest campground, harbor or lighthouse, and stay for free!

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Camper storage

Options are available at select locations to temporarily store your camper between your stays.

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Park and harbor gift cards

Can be used for reservations and to purchase items (i.e. firewood, ice) at DNR-operated concessions.