Standard (Tent/RV)
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness - Green Road
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
No Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
No Toilets
No Trash
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness - Green Road is located in Michigan
44.1101 N
-86.4008 W
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5 Reviews of Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness - Green Road
A Hidden Gem

This was our first time boondocking in this area. It was beautiful, especially in the fall. Roads are great until you get to the road to camp. There are very large holes and dips, thankfully we found a spot right away before we got in far. Had a 19 foot trailer with high clearance (only trailer brave enough to camp here!). Very peaceful off the grid camping. Even had cell service!

Beautiful & free rustic camping spots!

All up and down green Rd. there’s a ton of quiet pull offs, some with fire pits some without. We don’t have 4wd and it was fine (we went in October). And if it’s not what you’re looking for there’s also a more traditional campsite, $27 per night right up the road with facilities. The free spots were perfect for us tho!

We love it here!

We vowed to return in a month and driving there now for a long Labor Day weekend. Quiet, though our site was adjacent to a trailhead. The forest is stunning and mesmerizing! 5 min hike to dunes/beach. Never want to camp at a campground again.

Best Dispersed Camping Around!

Years ago I used to hike out to Nordhouse Dunes from the Nurnberg trailhead and it was amazing. That has since been ruined now that the site has become overrun & overcrowded with people carrying too much stuff, leaving too much garbage, and taking too much of the beautiful scenery for granted. Now when I go, I camp here and hike to the surrounding areas without having to listen to drunken ramblings of 9 other groups directly next to us. The last time we camped we didn’t see another person all weekend. That is my kind of escape! Highly recommended if you’re up for adventure, have 4 wheel drive, and are looking to escape the masses.

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Free rustic camping near Lake Michigan

There are plenty of really rustic pull-offs north and south of those coordinates on Green Rd. There are actually quite a few that are harder to find or even get a vehicle to without 4WD, but most of it is easily accessible in a 2WD vehicle. There are a LOT of ORVers so be prepared for people zooming up and down the road with super loud engines. Other than that, free is free.