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Winter camping

group of winter campers holding camping meal

Winter camping

Winter is Michigan's unsung hero of seasons. There are many opportunities to tuck into remote campsites and cozy cabins for the evening and experience adventures that can be shared over campfires.

Before you go

  • Select the winter camping destination right for you. Winter camping is available in select campgrounds statewide, plus cabins, yurts, geodesic domes and lodges.
  • Winter RV rentals are available. Reserve your site, then have one of the permitted businesses deliver to your selected destination.

State forest campgrounds (rustic)

Look for locations marked "open all year." Please note: although campgrounds may be open, associated roads may not be plowed.

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Winter camping in state parks

There are a number of state parks that offer winter camping. Keep in mind that not all locations keep modern restrooms and showers open during the winter months.


Winter lodging in state parks

Narrow down your dates, camping equipment and number of people in your party, then hit search. Then, you can click on the region(s) you're interested. Locations that offer winter overnight lodging will show as purple on the map.