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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
No WiFi
Orchard Beach State Park is located in Michigan
44.283 N
-86.314 W
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11 Reviews of Orchard Beach State Park
Great views

This campground has the best views. The sites closest to the lake are right on the bluff. There are stairs to walk down to get to the water. When we went the water was very high so there wasn’t really a beach. Such a great place to watch the sunset

Decent State Park

Nicely shaded and decent state park, which is surprising for the limited area. There are stairs down to the “beach area” that is maybe a foot of shore. There’s a beach down the road further if you want, but it stunk like rotten fish. Still the facility was clean and moderately quiet.

Excellent site for group trips

We booked three neighboring sites on the interior of the loop for some group tent camping. The sites were generous, clean, grassy, with moderate tree cover. Theres an awesome grass avenue that runs down the middle of the sites in the inner loop, marked off so there are no tents in the area, but it gives you great removal from the campers behind you, and allows for all manner of games (KanJam, cornhole, ladders, etc).

The bathrooms are kept beautifully, there are great pavilions to gather under when it rains (which it did for an entire day of our trip), and the beach is stunning (small, but stunning).


They pack you in. It didn't feel like camping. Yes, there are sites with fire pits, but it felt like the designers said, 'let's see just how many people can we fit into this space.' Restroom facilities were nice. The stairs going to the beach gave been closed for a while with the closest beach access is not within walking distance, unless walking a few miles is your thing.

no beach access

Pretty standard Michigan State Park campground. Nice staff. Park maintenance is currently building a wood fence to keep folks away from steep bluff edge. Views of Lake Michigan fairly limited. If these were improved, this would be a much more popular park. I was very disappointed that their stairs to beach had been eroded near its base so you could no longer access beach but had to drive to one of two local beaches. I stayed one night and unfortunately had to camp next to a group who had a very barky, anxious large dog. Some folks need to leave their poorly trained dogs at home.

up on bluff

older campground high above beach, couple camper cabins. beautiful views of lake michigan. can get to beach by stairs or short drive to beach without climbing stairs

No beach access

This is a clean and beautiful campground nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan however due to high water levels there is no longer beach access. You need to drive to the beach. The lots are very large and mostly grass. The sites on the southern end of the campground have amazing views of the lake. The pull through sites are the best. Be careful as some fire pits are very close to other campers.

Nice campground

This was a very nice campground, although it was pretty crowded and noisy. The facilities were nice, but very hard to keep clean when that full of people. Our favorite part was the trails down to the lake, and the beautiful overlook spots!

Lake Michigan without the crowds

Great place to camp without the crowds, but close toTrsverse City, Sleeping Bear, etc

Fun Holiday weekend

This was an awesome campground but was kinda tight getting camper into our campsite. It's really nice that it's a short trip down the road to Manistee.