Campgrounds in the Area

The map at the bottom of the page shows the location of these campgrounds.

1. D.H. Day Campground
National Park Service
1 mile west of Glen Arbor on M-22

88 Sites rustic, short walk to Lake Michigan beaches. Reservations available at

2. Platte River Campground
National Park Service
231-326-4700, ext. 5029

On Benzie 708, .2 miles west Of M-22 (near Platte River)
96 site, w/electricity , 53 without, 25 walk-in sites 5 group sites, showers, reservations available at

4. Betsie River Campsite (Private)
1 mile (1.6 k) south of W-115 on M-22 then 1 mile (1.5k)east on River Rd.

100 sites, showers, electricity, pull-thru sites, fish cleaning station, closed Dec1 to Apr1, reservations available.

5. Timber Ridge Campground (Private)
4050 Hammond Rd East Traverse City, MI

30 full hook-ups 212 rustic,121 water and electricity, pool, miniature golf, reservations available.

6. Empire Township Campground
3 miles(1.6 k)east of Empire on M-72, then go 2miles (3.2k) South on Co. Rd. 677, and right on Osborn Rd.

60 sites, primitive, pay showers,
9 sites with electricity, reservations available.

7. Garey Lake State Forest Campground
231-922- 5280
2 miles (3.2k) west of Co. Rd. 669 On Oviatt Rd.

Separate horse trail camp, 15 Individual sites, rustic, fishing, hiking, equestrian.

8. Holiday Park Campground (Private)
On US-31, 5 miles (8k) east of M-137

154 sites, hookups, fish, boat, swim, volleyball, basketball, reservations available.

10. Interlochen State Park
Reservations 1-800-447-2757
South on M-137 from Interlochen

187 acres, 490 sites, rustic, playground, boat launch, store, volleyball, horseshoes, fishing, swimming, reservations available.

11. Lake Ann State Forest Campgroun
4 miles (6.5k) north of US-31, on Reynolds Rd.

30 sites, rustic, launch site, hiking trails.

12. Lake Dubonnet State Forest
On Wildwood Rd., north of US-31, 10 miles (16k) east of Honor

50 sites, rustic, fishing, hiking, biking, boat launch, tents, and small RVs.

13. Leelanau Pines Campground (Private)
On Lake Leelanau, 4 miles (6.5K) north of Cedar on Co. Rd. 643 6500 E. Leelanau Pines Dr. Cedar

181 sites, camp store, game room, boats, showers, trails, playground, propane, laundry, tent sites, full hook up sites, reservations.

14. Leelanau State Park
Reservations: 1-800-447-2757
From Leland, M-22 12 miles (19K) north to Northport, then take 201, 640 & 629 8 miles (12.8K)

52 sites, rustic on Lake Michigan 2 mini-cabins, hiking, lighthouse open in summer, reservations available.

15. Lake Leelanau RV Park (Private)
On Co. Rd. 643, .5 mile (.8K) north of Co. Rd. 620
3101 S Lake Shore Dr.

196 sites, showers, propane, hookups, cable TV, beach & boats, reservations available.

16. Platte River State Forest Campground
East of Honor on US-31, south on Goose Rd. 1 mile (1.6K)

26 sites, rustic, 15 night max stay, small trailers only, no RV's boating fishing snowmobiles, biking, hiking, reservations available.

17. Indigo Bluffs
3 miles (4.8K) east of Empire on M-72

Indigo Bluffs offers 2 exclusive sections: a Motorcoach Resort and a RV Park for all towables and motorized RV's. Rustic cabins are also offered and cottages coming in 2014. Pool, club room, playground, wi-fi, laundry, and bath facilities.

18. Sunnywoods Resort (Private)
2.5 miles (4K) east of Honor on US-31
14025 Honor Hwy

40 sites with full hookups, adjacent to Platte River, showers, game room, reservations available.

19. Timberline Campground (Private)
On US-31, .25 miles (.4K) north of M-115

189 sites, modern, pool, open all year, winter rates, reservations available.

20. Traverse City State Park
Reservations: 1-800-447-2757
US-31 north from Traverse City 30 miles (48K) from Empire

343 sites, modern, playground, swimming, fishing, 2 mini-cabins, open all year, youth organization site, reservations available.

21. Turtle Lake Campground (Private)

3 miles (4.8K) east of Honor on US-31, right on Co. Rd. 669 2 miles (3.2K), left on Cinder, follow signs

59 sites, rustic and modern, beach, boats, swimming, fishing, showers, cottages, reservations available.

22. Vacation Trailer Park (Private)
South of Benzonia on US-31

100 sites, showers, electricity, sewer, water, cabin, canoe and kayak, heated pool, 4 rental trailers on river, reservations available.

23. Veterans Memorial State Forest
On US-31, 4 miles (6.5K) east of Honor

24 sites, rustic, no showers 14 night stay max boating, swimming, fishing, hiking.

24. Grass Lake State Forest Campground
10 miles NE of Thompsonville via Co. Rd. 669 & Wallin Rd.

15 sites, rustic, 14 nights stay max, no RV's, boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, boat launch

25. Wild Cherry Resort (Private)
In Traverse City, take M-22 North to Suttons Bay, M-204 West 2 miles (3.2K) to Horn Rd., then .5 miles (.8K) to entrance

49 sites, 25 on lake, water, sewer, electric, reservations available.

Map of Campgrounds in the Area

Last updated: February 5, 2020

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9922 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630


(231) 326-4700

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