Dalton B.
Lake Ann, MI
Joined April 2018
Amazing Views, History, and Trails

While I imagine it must get really busy during the peak of summer, I have to say this is one of the cooler campgrounds I've been to. The camp site could NOT get any closer to Lake Michigan. Well maintained and clean. The state park it's part of is centered around its history as lighthouse grounds signaling the entrance to the Grand Traverse bay. The park still has the the historic lighthouse(which you can enter and climb for a fee), the siren building that doubles as a museum about the numerous shipwrecks in the area, and gift shop that sells ice cream. With miles of trails and Northport only a short drive away, you'll have good time.

Rustic Camp Overlooking Lake Ann

This rustic campground is setteled on a ridge overlooking Lake Ann. Camp offers outhouses and water hand pumps. Previous times I've been here we could beach our boat right on the shoreline down from camp. Across the the road from the campground is the Lake Ann Pathway which offers hiking through forested hills, along the Platte river, and along the shore of a small scenic lake. Located only a couple miles from the village of Lake Ann, you're only about 20 minutes from traverse city, and 30 minutes from the world famous sleeping bear dunes.

Nice rustic campground near Platte River

Campsites set in forest along the upper Platte river. Sites are large and some are not far from the river. Campground has outhouses and water hand pumps. Only big down side is that it's located right on the side of the highway.

Great sites right on the water!

Great place to take a camper with family. The campground offers clean facilities, general store, rentals for the lake, and camp events like movie night. With sites right on the water remember to bring your kayak! Trails in forest give oppertunity to explore, and just down the road from Mesick also.

Well maintained Campground

Very clean with good size sites and good facilities, but the best draw is you're right in the middle of all the Sleeping Bear National Shoreline has to offer!

Great Lake Michigan Campground

Many sites right on the shoreline, and some of the best rock hunting on the beach.

Small but Nice

Stayed one night in a rustic site. The site was roomy and not packed to close to neighbors. Campground has decent bathroom with showers, and a river that runs at part of the park.

Great Campground, Awsome Views

Located in the heart of the Keweenaw with nice sites that have a great view of the lake if you get one of the sites near the shore. Big park area, beach with both sandy and rocky places, a ice shop, and not far from Houghton/Hancock.

Amazing Place & Amazing History

The camp is located on Lake Fannyhooe, and next to the historic Fort Wilkins, and just down the road from beutiful Copper Harber. Has bathroom, campstore, trails, power hook up, and lake acces. Only downside is the camp is REALLY packed tight for most the sights.

Childhood Favorite

Cant count how many times i've been here. Being only a couple miles from home, I could ride my bike through the forest paths to this camp ground. The camp is located on the N.W. shore of the Lake Dubonnet resovoir. Rustic, cheap, horse friendly, out house, and pleanty of forest and lake to explore.

Nice hike in & amazing beach to yourself

After a short mile or so hike over a mostly level sandy trail you'll reach to the campground. It's located in a part of the forest with lots of ridges. While there is only a couple sites, and the trail on isn't that exciting, the camp is secluded, has a out house and bear food locker. Most impressive though is the short walk from camp to the amazing Lake Michigan beach shore. Even during the busy season of the National lakeshore, I had the whole beach to myself!

Adventures to be had on North Manitou

N. Manitou Island is part of the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and is located in Lake Michigan and offers days of discovery to be had. To get to N. Manitou you will take a ferry in Leland, Michigan that will take you to the island. You can stay for a day trip, backcountry camp, or stay at the designated camp gound. You must take ALL needed supplies for your stay with you to the island, there are no stores there. Once on the island you can go many miles of hiking, where you will encounter beutiful forest, marsh, dunes, and the abandoned buildings, ruins, and orchards unused for over 100 years. If you pack your fishing pole to lake manitou, located in the center of the lake, you can experience amazing small mouth bass fishing. I spent my 3 days fishing, but plan on heading back to explore more.