Michigan's Public Health Code, 1978 PA 368, as amended (the Act), and the administrative rules adopted pursuant to the Act establish the requirements for building and operating a campground. A license from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is required to operate a campground in the State of Michigan. The Campground Program may be reached at 517-282-4032.
The EGLE Campgrounds Program began using a new IT system September 14, 2020 called the Michigan Environmental Health and Drinking Water Information System (MiEHDWIS), nicknamed Eddy. This new, easy-to-use system allows for better communication and more efficient processes for licensed campgrounds. Current functionality allows external users to create an account and directly upload documents such as applications, engineered construction plans, and other supporting information from campground owners or inspection reports from Local Health Department staff. Additional functionality will be released in the future. Campground owners should continue communicating directly with local health departments regarding water supplies and field-related work. To learn more about MiEHDWIS and how to create an account, please visit: www.Michigan.gov/EGLE-MiEHDWIS and view the MiEHDWIS for Campground and Septage Owners and Operators video.
- Type II Noncommunity Water Supplies - Seasonal Public Groundwater Supply Handbook (Start-up, Chlorination, Sampling)
- Type III Drinking Water Supply Sampling at Campgrounds
- Well House Requirements
- Tents in Campgrounds
- Cabins and Park Models in Campgrounds
- Campground Staff Area Assignments Map
- Campground Annual Inspection Report
*The Inspection Report is a triplicate form and may not be downloaded or copied. Local health departments can contact EGLE's Campground Program at 517-282-4032 or RottiersS@Michigan.gov to request more forms.*
The list of licensed campgrounds will be available soon through new software development. Please check back around May 2021 for the list of licensed campgrounds which will be updated monthly during the camping season.
- 2020 Letter to Licensed Campground Owners
- Structures on Licensed Campsites
- Campground Program Presentation