Campers wishing to reserve a campsite can make a reservation up to six months in advance for arrival dates of May 1 through October 15 by calling 1-877-444-6777 or you can make your reservation online.
If you are planning on camping at the Lakeshore between May 1 and October 14 and making a same day reservation when you get to a campground, be sure to establish your Recreation.gov user profile before you arrive by visiting www.recreation.gov or phoning 1-877-6777.
Platte River Campground is open year-round and offers a wide variety of camping styles. You can find back-in and pull-through sites for RV's, including electrical hookups; but it also offers beautiful tent sites, walk-in sites for the slightly more adventurous, and group sites (hike-in, tents only) accommodating up to 25 people. There is even a nearby backcountry campground for those who enjoy a great backpacking experience, but don't have the time to head for the Manitou Islands.
Potable water and a sanitation (dump) station is available at the entrance. Water spigots are also located throughout the campground with several serving each loop. Camp sinks are located at the restrooms for washing dishes, hands, etc. Did we forget to mention that there are hot showers at the Platte River Campground?
The campground is located 10 miles south of Empire on Lake Michigan Road off M-22 at 5685 Lake Michigan Road, Honor, MI 49640.
Platte River Campground Map
Last updated: July 2, 2019