Camping in the Lakeshore

A woman rides her bike past a campsite with kayaks and a pickup camper.

Platte River Campground

Campground offers sites with electric hook-ups, showers, and modern restrooms. Near Platte River and Lake Michigan.

A tent, picnic table with red and white checked cloth, and sun shield make an inviting campsite.

D.H. Day Campground

Rustic campground with dirt roads, vault toilets, and ready access to the Lake Michigan.

A beach campsite on South Manitou Island.

Camping on the Manitou Islands

Backpacking and camping on South and North Manitou Islands.

Many tents make a village in a group camping site.

Group Camping in the Park

Reservable sites are available for groups of 7-25 people.

 
Campground Facilities Status First Day Last Day
Platte River Campground Office, 8 am - 9 pm daily Open May 1st Nov. 7th
Platte River Campground Sites 101-145, first come, first served Closed Oct. 16th April 30th
Platte River Campground Sites 101- 453, reservations required Open May 1st Oct. 15th
Platte River Campground Group Sites Open May 1st Oct. 15th
White Pine Backcountry Camp - first come, first served Open Year Round Year Round
D.H. Day Campground Office Open May 1st Oct. 16th
D.H. Day Campground - spring, first come, first served Open April 27th May 1st
D.H. Day Campground - summer, reservations required Open May 1st Oct. 15th
D.H. Day Campground - fall, first come, first served Open Oct.16th Nov. 28th
D.H. Day Group Sites - summer, reservations required Open May 1st Oct. 15th
D.H. Day Group sites - first come, first served Open Oct. 16th April 30th
North and South Manitou Island Sites, first come, first served Open Memorial Day* Labor Day*













Last updated: June 16, 2022

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