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

Last updated: May 19, 2023

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9922 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630


231 326-4700

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