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Places to Camp near Arcadia, MI

Arcadia is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. There's so much to see and do, from exhilarating hikes or bike rides to exploring the local dining and shopping. Ready to plan your adventure? Check out our campgrounds near Arcadia and user-submitted reviews.

Best Camping Sites Near Arcadia, MI (188)

    Camper-submitted photo from Platte River Campground — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
    Camper-submitted photo from Platte River Campground — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
    Camper-submitted photo from Platte River Campground — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
    Camper-submitted photo from Platte River Campground — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
    Camper-submitted photo from Platte River Campground — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
    Camper-submitted photo from Platte River Campground — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    1.

    Platte River Campground — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    58 Reviews
    228 Photos
    602 Saves
    Beulah, Michigan

    Overview

    Platte River Campground is located in the southern district of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, on the lower peninsula of Michigan. This year-round facility is one of the most popular campgrounds in the park. It is within walking distance of the Platte River and a short walk or drive away from the Lake Michigan shore. Hikers can access many of the area's day use and backpacking trails just north of the campground.Summer temperatures range from the upper 70s to 90 degrees F (25__ to 32__ C) during the day, and from the 50s to 70 degrees F (10__ to 25__ C) at night.__ Winters are cold, with daytime highs from 20__ to 30__ F (-7__ to -1__ C) and lows in the 10s and 20s F (-12 to -7__ C). Snow is usually on the ground from late November through March.

    Recreation

    Campers can hike, canoe, kayak and fish on the river or the lake. There are canoe rentals at nearby Platte River Point, where the river meets the lake (the point also has beach access for those wishing to drive there). The Platte Plains trail system boasts more than 25 miles (40 km) of trails, some of which can be accessed a short walk away from the campground. Trails to the primitive White Pine backcountry campground are also close by.

    Facilities

    Campers can hike, canoe, kayak and fish on the river or the lake. There are canoe rentals at nearby Platte River Point, where the river meets the lake (the point also has beach access for those wishing to drive there). The Platte Plains trail system boasts more than 25 miles (40 km) of trails, some of which can be accessed a short walk away from the campground. Trails to the primitive White Pine backcountry campground are also close by.

    Natural Features

    The campground lies in a wooded area within walking distance of the Platte River and less than two miles (3.2 km) away from the beaches of Lake Michigan. Although the lakeshore is long and narrow, it has northern hardwood and conifer forests, abandoned farm meadows, wetlands, lakes, streams, bogs and splendid examples of a glacially formed landscape.The most prominent features in the park, and those for which it is named, are the perched sand dunes above Lake Michigan. The overlooks at Sleeping Bear, Empire and Pyramid Point bluffs are about 400 feet (122 m) above the lake. With 65 miles (105 km) of Lake Michigan shoreline and numerous inland lakes and streams, the park is wonderfully water-oriented.

    contact_info

    For local information, please call (231) 326-4700 or call (877) 444-6777 for general information.

    Charges & Cancellations

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from D.H. Day Campground — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
    Camper-submitted photo from D.H. Day Campground — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
    Camper-submitted photo from D.H. Day Campground — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
    Camper-submitted photo from D.H. Day Campground — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
    Camper-submitted photo from D.H. Day Campground — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
    Camper-submitted photo from D.H. Day Campground — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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    D.H. Day Campground — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    52 Reviews
    182 Photos
    360 Saves
    Glen Arbor, Michigan

    Overview

    D.H. Day Group Campground is a tent-only facility located in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, about one mile (1.6 km) north of the Dune Climb, where visitors can walk over miles of sand dunes. This year-round campground has four sites which accommodate groups of 7 to 25 people.

    Recreation

    D.H. Day Group is a hub for water activities. Motorized and non-motorized boating is allowed on the lake, with restrictions, and there is a boat ramp about six miles away by which boaters can access Lake Michigan. Campers can also rent canoes and kayaks in the town of Glen Harbor to float the nearby Crystal River. The beach at Glen Haven, which is popular for beachcombing and swimming, is about one mile away from the campground. There are no lifeguards on duty at the park's beaches. The facility is also close to the Dune Climb, where visitors can climb on sand dunes over 200 feet high, walk more than 1.5 miles on the dunes to Lake Michigan and catch a great view of Glen Lake.

    Facilities

    D.H. Day Group is a hub for water activities. Motorized and non-motorized boating is allowed on the lake, with restrictions, and there is a boat ramp about six miles away by which boaters can access Lake Michigan. Campers can also rent canoes and kayaks in the town of Glen Harbor to float the nearby Crystal River. The beach at Glen Haven, which is popular for beachcombing and swimming, is about one mile away from the campground. There are no lifeguards on duty at the park's beaches. The facility is also close to the Dune Climb, where visitors can climb on sand dunes over 200 feet high, walk more than 1.5 miles on the dunes to Lake Michigan and catch a great view of Glen Lake.

    Natural Features

    The campground is open with sparse vegetation. Contrary to the park's name, bears are rarely sighted here, yet other wildlife such as birds, deer and wild turkey may be seen. Although the Lake Michigan shore is long and narrow, it has northern hardwood and conifer forests, abandoned farm meadows, wetlands, lakes, streams, bogs and splendid examples of a glacially formed landscape. The most prominent features in the park, for which it was named, are the perched sand dunes above Lake Michigan. The overlooks at Sleeping Bear, Empire and Pyramid Point bluffs are about 400 feet above the lake. With 65 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and numerous inland lakes and streams, the park is wonderfully water-oriented.

    Nearby Attractions

    The historic area of Glen Haven, which features a working blacksmith shop, a 1920s-era general store and Sleeping Bear Point Maritime Museum, is within a short drive of the campground.

    contact_info

    For local information, please call (231) 326-4700 or call (877) 444-6777 for general information.

    Charges & Cancellations

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Orchard Beach State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Orchard Beach State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Orchard Beach State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Orchard Beach State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Orchard Beach State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Orchard Beach State Park Campground

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    Orchard Beach State Park Campground

    30 Reviews
    71 Photos
    155 Saves
    Manistee, Michigan

    Michigan Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. The Michigan Recreation Passport does not cover local, county, municipal, or metropolitan parks or recreation areas. Learn more: https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79134_79210---,00.html

    • Pets
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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Lake Rustic South — Interlochen State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Lake Rustic South — Interlochen State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Lake Rustic South — Interlochen State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Lake Rustic South — Interlochen State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Lake Rustic South — Interlochen State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Lake Rustic South — Interlochen State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Betsie River Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Betsie River Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Betsie River Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Betsie River Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Betsie River Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Betsie River Campsite

    5.

    Betsie River Campsite

    17 Reviews
    22 Photos
    127 Saves
    Elberta, Michigan

    Pop open your lawn chair and relax by the crackling fire. Most sites have room for 4 folks, a camper or tent, a boat, a dog or two and a few kiddos :D We have a tiny cafe, a small playground, a fish station, warm showers and bike/kayak rentals! Hop on the Betsie Valley trail for a 3 mile adventure to ice cream, beaches, shops...so much! We are not a big concrete pad RV park, we are a nice small family owned campsite. We try and keep it quiet and calm (but still fun!) If you are looking for the far North Electric Forest, this is not the place. What we are is a great base-camp for all your awesome Northern Michigan adventures!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $33 - $85 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Campground — Ludington State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Campground — Ludington State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Campground — Ludington State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Campground — Ludington State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Campground — Ludington State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Campground — Ludington State Park

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    Cedar Campground — Ludington State Park

    39 Reviews
    131 Photos
    269 Saves
    Ludington, Michigan

    Michigan Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. The Michigan Recreation Passport does not cover local, county, municipal, or metropolitan parks or recreation areas. Learn more: https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/buy-and-apply/rec-pp

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  1. 8.

    Indigo Bluffs RV Park

    22 Reviews
    158 Photos
    21 Saves
    Empire, Michigan

    Offering the accommodations you need for all the ways you camp; in a destination that delivers: Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lake Michigan beaches, miles of hiking/biking trails, Traverse City, and more. A place where food, art, and events are abundant in everyday life. Whether you’re looking for an enjoyable weekend, a family vacation, or planning your entire season, this is the place. Families have spent a century vacationing and building memories here; we created a place that allows you to do the same with your family and friends.

    Indigo was named after the shades of blue that dominate the surrounding landscape. Leelanau, the peninsula we are located on, is a Native American name meaning “Land of Delight”. That's all the inspiration we needed to create one of the country’s most distinctive outdoor lifestyle resorts.

    • Reservable
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Traverse City State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Traverse City State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Traverse City State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Traverse City State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Traverse City State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Traverse City State Park Campground

    9.

    Traverse City State Park Campground

    47 Reviews
    90 Photos
    198 Saves
    Traverse City, Michigan

    Traverse City State Park is a 47-acre state park set in a more urban setting and featuring .25 miles of beautiful beach on the Grand Traverse Bay. The park is located only 3 miles from downtown Traverse City, one of the Michigan's most popular resort towns.

    The park was established in 1920 on about 16 acres of land after the logging industry began to wane. In 1921 and 1939, parcels were added to increase the park's land area. The original inhabitants of the land were the Ottawa branch of the Algonquin Indians.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Michigan Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Michigan Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Michigan Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Michigan Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Michigan Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Michigan Recreation Area

    10.

    Lake Michigan Recreation Area

    22 Reviews
    67 Photos
    321 Saves
    Manistee, Michigan

    Overview

    Lake Michigan Campground is perched on the shores of Lake Michigan, 15 miles south of Manistee. The area creates an incredible setting with a scenic overlook of the lake and a sandy swimming beach. This family campground provides an array of hiking and biking trails, plus swimming, fishing and kayaking.

    Recreation

    A hardwood forest gives way to a beautiful sandy beach at the shores of the lake with a playground for younger campers. Trout fishing in Lake Michigan is another big draw. Bird watchers delight in seeing unique species like the piping plover and prairie warbler. The Arrowhead Trail, a short loop trail created by Boy Scouts, forms a loop between the campground and the beach. A trailhead for the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area is also within the recreation area.

    Facilities

    A hardwood forest gives way to a beautiful sandy beach at the shores of the lake with a playground for younger campers. Trout fishing in Lake Michigan is another big draw. Bird watchers delight in seeing unique species like the piping plover and prairie warbler. The Arrowhead Trail, a short loop trail created by Boy Scouts, forms a loop between the campground and the beach. A trailhead for the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area is also within the recreation area.

    Natural Features

    The recreation area sits on the eastern banks of Lake Michigan along Porter Creek, due north of Hamlin Lake. As the second largest of the five Great Lakes, Lake Michigan provides stunning views and limitless options for water recreation. It covers a whopping 22,400 square miles and ranks as the fifth largest lake in the world. The Huron-Manistee National Forests encompass nearly a million acres of public protected land. Nearly 6,000 acres is wetlands that extend over the northern portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

    Nearby Attractions

    The nearby Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area has abundant trails for hiking and backpacking.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Cabins

    $27 - $32 / night

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