Camping Fees & Reservations

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Camping fees are in addition to the standard Park Entrance Fee including camping on North and South Manitou Island.

Senior Pass and Access Pass holders receive a 50% discount on camping fees. This discount applies to camping and reservation fees. Not applicable for the electrical hook-up fee or group campsite fees.

Family campsites may be reserved for Platte River Campground. Group campsites may be reserved for Platte River Campground, D.H. Day Group Campground, and Bay & Weather Station Campgrounds on South Manitou Island.


Camping Reservations

Pavement work in the popular Platte River Campground is planned for May and June, 2015. As a result, no campsites can be reserved until July 1, 2015. Campsites can be reserved for July 1 - October 15, 2015 and reservations can be made 6 months in advance by calling 877-444-6777 or reserve online.

All Platte River Campground sites will be open in the spring on a first come first served basis as pavement work allows. The campground will be open May 22-25, 2015 for Memorial Day weekend. Then the entire campground will be closed on May 26, 2015. Pavement is tentatively scheduled to be done May 26 - June 30. The campground will re-open on a first come - first served basis as pavement work is completed prior to June 30.

For more information please call 231-326-4700, ext. 5010.

Beginning January 1, 2015, campers wishing to reserve a campsite may call 1-877-444-6777 or reserve online.

Download a copy of the campground map for Platte River Campground showing the reservable campsites (pdf file, 40 kb).


Camping reservations for a limited number of campsites can be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS). The NRRS was created with the goal of simplifying trip planning for the general public by consolidating all federal recreation information and reservations under one provider.

Reservations are available via a rolling window and advance on a daily basis at 10:00 a.m. EST:

  • Reservations for individual campsites may be made up to six months in advance.
  • Reservations for group campsites may be made up to one year in advance.

Making Reservations On-Line:

Reservations can be made on-line at:

Making Reservations Over The Phone:

Reservations can also be made by calling the Reservation Center at 1-877-444-6777. The center is open daily:

  • March 1 - October 31, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. EST
  • November 1 - February 28, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST

If you have questions, please call the park at 231-326-4700, ext. 5010.

If you do not have a reservation, you still have a good chance of getting a camping site. Our campgrounds usually fill up daily from mid-June through the end of August, but there is a constant turn-over. For best results, arrive early in the morning to get a site.

View a complete listing of NRRS Reservation Policies


Camping Fees

D. H. Day Campground (Open 4/3/2015 - 11/30/2015)

Campsites for 1-6 persons: 88 Total Sites, 0 Reservable.

Fee/night $12.00.


D. H. Day Group Campground (Open All Year)

Group Campsites (tents only) for 7-25 persons: 4 Total Sites, 4 Reservable.

Fee/night = $30.00 with no reservation or $33.00 when reserved.

Reservations required 5/1/2015 to 10/15/2015.


Platte River Campground (Open All Year)

Campsites with electrical hook-up for 1-6 persons: 96 Total Sites, 68 Reservable.

Fee/night = $21.00 with no reservation or $24.00 when reserved.

Campsites are reservable 7/1/2015 to 10/15/2015.


Campsites with no electrical hook-up for 1-6 persons: 53 Total Sites, 32 Reservable.

Fee/night = $16.00 with no reservation or $19.00 when reserved.

Campsites are reservable 7/1/2015 to 10/15/2015.


Walk-in Sites for 1-6 persons: 25 Total Sites, 17 Reservable

Fee/night = $12.00 with no reservation or $15.00 when reserved.

Campsites are reservable 7/1/2015 to 10/15/2015.


Platte River Group Campsites (hike-in, tents only) for 7-25 persons: 5 Total Sites, 5 Reservable.

Fee/night = $40.00 with no reservation or $43.00 when reserved.

Reservations Required 7/1/2015 to 10/15/2015.

Shower Tokens: One 6-minute Token for $1.00.


Backcountry Sites (Open All Year)

White Pine Campground: 6 Sites Total, 0 Reservable. $5.00/night

Valley View Campground: 5 Sites Total, 0 Reservable. $5.00/night


South Manitou Island (Via Passenger Ferry or Private Boat)

Bay Campground for 1-4 persons: 25 Total Sites, 0 Reservable. $5.00/night

Bay Group Sites for 7-20 persons: 3 Total Sites, 3 Reservable. Fee/night = $20.00 with no reservation and $23.00 when reserved.

Reservations Required for Group Sites 5/22/2015 to 9/20/2015.


Weather Station Campground for 1-4 persons: 20 Total Sites, 0 Reservable $5.00/night

Weather Station Group Campground for 7-20 persons: 3 Total Sites, 3 Reservable. Fee/night = $20.00 with no reservations and $23.00 when reserved.

Reservations Required for Group Sites 5/22/2015 to 9/20/2015.


Popple Campground for 1-4 persons: 7 Total Sites, 0 Reservable. $5.00/night.


North Manitou Island (Via Passenger Ferry or Private Boat)/p>

Village Campground Campsites for 1-4 persons: 8 Total Sites, 0 Reservable. $5.00/night.

Backcountry Camping for 1-4 persons: Unlimited Sites. $5.00/night.

Group Camping for 10 persons maximum: Unlimited Sites. $10.00/night.

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