Camping Along Lake Michigan

camping cabin in the thick woods - Saugatuck, MI

Bridgman, Covert, Fennville, Grand Haven, Holland, Montague, Muskegon, Riverside, Saugatuck, St. Joseph, Sawyer, South Haven

The Lake Effect is most powerful when you spend both your days and nights outside along the lakeshore. Use our listing of campgrounds near the Lake Michigan shore to experience Lake Effect Living to the fullest. The list is arranged in south to north order along the lake, or click on the town links above.



Warren Dunes State Park
12032 Red Arrow Highway
Sawyer, MI 49125
GPS: 41˚54.103’N - 86˚36.070’W
Three parking lots, parking fee, food, restrooms, sidewalk access to beach, hiking trails, dunes, picnic tables, playground, changing rooms, volleyball, showers
Three miles of beach on Lake Michigan.

Warren Dunes-Group Use Area - 616-426-4013
6 sites, Contact the park
Group Use Area, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet

Warren Dunes-Modern - 800-447-2757
182 sites, $25/$27
Alcohol Restrictions, Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms, Playground, Some Campsites with 50 amp Service 

Warren Dunes-Semi-Modern - 800-447-2757
36 sites, $16
Rustic Site, Vault Toilet

Kamp Across From the Dunes Campground 
12011 Red Arrow Highway
Sawyer, MI 49125
GPS: 41.9014˚N – 86.5948˚N
RV only, full hookup, dump station, firewood available
Nearby beaches on Lake Michigan.


Weko Beach Campground
5239 Lake Street
Bridgman, MI 49106
I-94 to Exit 16. Take Red Arrow Highway north to first traffic light (Lake Street). Turn left on Lake Street and continue to Weko Beach.
GPS: 41˚56.509’N - 86˚34.881’W
$7.00 daily beach pass per car, restrooms, food, playground, sidewalk access to beach, picnic tables, beach boardwalk, volleyball, outdoor showers
Open April through mid-October
Reservations are accepted for cabins only. Cabins are one room with a full-size bed and one set of bunk beds (Bring your own linens). Cabins have electricity. A picnic table and a firepit/grill are outside of each cabin.
Campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Developed Campsites, Semi-Developed Campsites, Children's Hayrides, Boardwalks, Hot Showers, Picnic Areas, Bathrooms, Outdoor Grills, Dump Station, Play Ground, Large Lots, Concession Stand


Coloma/St. Joseph KOA
3527 Coloma Road
Riverside, MI 49084-0136
Reservations: 800-562-5341
Info: 269-849-3333
GPS: 42.1883˚N – 86.3713˚W
41 acres along the Paw Paw River. Pool, hot tub, sauna, tennis court, Jumping Pillow, fishing pond, bike rentals, playground and free Wi-Fi. 50 amp max electrical hookup. Nearby beaches on Lake Michigan.

a stand of campground trees in spring



Covert Park Beach & Campground
80559 32
nd Avenue
Covert, MI 49043
GPS: 42.299˚N – 86.326˚W
I-196 to Exit 13 (Covert). Turn west at the bottom of ramp. Pass through the first stop sign and continue straight ahead until you reach Covert Park.

62 sites on 50 acres of shaded woodland. Developed sites have water and 15, 30 and 50 amp hook-ups. Dump station on site. Primitive walk-in sites are nestled in a wooded setting. All campsites are within a five minute walk to the beach. Two playgrounds. Picnic under a covered pavilion. Day use area has grills and picnic tables. Quarter mile
beach on Lake Michigan.


Van Buren State Park Beach
23960 Ruggles Road
South Haven, MI 49090
I-196 exit 18, north on M-140 for 1/10th mile, then drive west on 14th Avenue for 7/10th of a mile, then south on Blue Star Highway for 1.4 miles. Turn at Ruggles Road entrance to Van Buren State Park. One mile of sandy
beach on Lake Michigan.
GPS: 42.3362˚N – 86.3028˚W

Van Buren-Group Use Area - 269-637-2788
2 sites, Contact the park
Biking, Group Use Area, Hiking, Michigan State Park Explorer Program, Playground, Rustic Site, Swimming 

Van Buren-Modern - 800-447-2757
220 sites, $23/$21/($16 semi modern-off season rate)
Biking, Electrical Service, Hiking, Michigan State Park Explorer Program, Modern Restrooms, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Some Campsites with 50 amp Service, Swimming

South Haven Family Campground
03403 64th Street
South Haven, MI 49090-7308
877-986-2267 or 269-637-6153
GPS: 42.404˚N – 86.168˚W
9 cabins, 11 tent sites and 49 RV sites (25 pull-through). Dump station and propane filling station. Playground. Free Wi-Fi. Laundry facilities and showers.
Nearby beaches on Lake Michigan.

Cousins RV Park
105 Blue Star Highway
South Haven, MI 49090
GPS: 42.430˚N – 86.255˚W
RV park with shaded grassy sites, all sites have full hook-up, some have cable, phone hookup available.
Located 1.5 miles north of downtown South Haven.
Nearby beaches on Lake Michigan.

Twelve Bridges RV Condo Resort - Grand Opening June 2014
73030 12th Avenue
South Haven, MI 49090
GPS: 42.638˚N – 86.166˚W
63 RV sites (minimum 45' x 80') on 37 acres. Municipal water and sewer. Three ponds stocked for catch and release fishing, one is a natural swim pond. Pavillion and playground. Eleven cottage homesites available.
Nearby beaches on Lake Michigan.

camp road through the trees



Campit Outdoor Resort
Saugatuck's Gay & Lesbian Outdoor Resort
Mail Address:
PO Box 339
Douglas, MI 49406
Street Address:
6635 118th Ave
Fennville, MI 49408
GPS: 42.5497˚N – 86.1922˚W
For Reservations and Information: Toll Free: (877) CAMPIT-1 (877-226-7481); Local: 269-543-4327
Check-in office: 269-543-4335

33 acres including 2 ponds, a creek, wooded nature trails, 3 bathhouses, a rec hall, a club house, game room, heated swimming pool, volleyball, horseshoes and a community fire pit.

100 RV sites: Central Park sites are grassy with water and 30 amp electric connections. (Some Central Park sites have 50 amp connections.)  Drive up dump station and pump out service. East Village sites have deep graveled driveways with full hookup and 50 amp electric service. Westwood RV sites are 100’ pull through sites with full hook ups and 50 or 100 amp electric service.

5 tenting areas, some with electricity. One room Sleeper cabins and fully furnished one bedroom Resort cabins with a full private bath, full kitchen, living room and large furnished screen porches are available. Campit’s collection of 50’s and 60’s travel trailer rentals come with a bed and electric lights, comfortable 1 or 2 people. Rental trailer guests use the campground bathhouses and must bring their own sleeping bags or linens.

Nearby beaches on Lake Michigan.

Pine Trail Camp
3525 Dugout Road
Saugatuck, MI 49453
GPS: 42.6725˚N – 86.1960˚W

Cabins only Christian camp and conference center.
Cedar Lodge (sleeps 44, gathers 100), 6 Cottages (sleep between 4 – 38), Chapel (gathers 160, tech equipped), Dining Hall (seats 200, + outdoor patio), Pool (capacity 150) - Activities: Basketball/Volleyball/Sand Volleyball, Field Games & Activities, Nature Trails & River Frontage, Archery Range, 320’ Tubing Hill, Zip line, Canoes
Nearby beaches on Lake Michigan.

camp cabin in the trees



Holland State Park Beach
2215 Ottawa Beach Road
Holland, MI 49424
GPS: 42.777˚N – 86.200˚W
Beach parking fee, food, showers, restrooms, picnic tables, fishing off pier, "Big Red" Lighthouse, Beach on Lake Michigan
Holland Camper Cabin - 1 site, $80/night 
Holland-Beach Modern - 98 sites, $33/$27 Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms 
Holland-Lake Macatawa - 211 sites, $29/$27 Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms, Some Campsites with 50 amp Service, Swimming

Oak Grove Campground Resort
2011 Ottawa Beach Road
Holland, MI 49424
GPS: 42.785˚N – 86.193˚W
Alcohol free family resort with grassy, shaded, full hookup sites (water, 30/50 amp electric, sewer, cable TV). Heated pool, whirlpool, free WiFi, laundry, store, basketball, playground, gameroom, picnic tables, firepits, paved bike trails and bike rentals, restrooms and tiled showers. Within walking distance of Lake Macatawa and
Lake Michigan beaches. May thru October
Log Camping Cabins for rent.


Grand Haven State Park
1001 Harbor Avenue
Grand Haven, MI 49417
GPS: 43.0562
˚N – 86.2478˚W
2500 feet of sandy beach on Lake Michigan.
Grand Haven Lodge
(616) 847-1309
1 site, $1500/week (summer) $210-$225/night (off-season)

Grand Haven-Modern
(800) 447-2757
174 site(s), $29/$27
Beach on Lake Michigan, Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms, Some Campsites with 50 amp Service

camp office sign



PJ Hoffmaster State Park Beach
6585 Lake Harbor Road
Muskegon, MI 49441
GPS: 43˚07.994’N – 86˚15.959W
Parking fee, 1100 acres of forested dunes, 3 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline; Gillette Visitor Center, restrooms, picnic areas, hiking trails, campground.

Hoffmaster-Group Use Area
(231) 798-3711
2 sites, Contact the Park
Group Use Area, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet 

(800) 447-2757
293 sites, $29/$27
Alcohol Restrictions, Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms, Playground, Some Campsites with 50 amp Service

Muskegon State Park
3560 Memorial Drive
North Muskegon, MI 49445
GPS: 43˚14.196’N – 86˚20.494W
Entry fee, parking; 1165 acres including Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake, restrooms, picnic tables, campground, hiking, fishing, boat launch, ice fishing, metal detecting area, lighted cross-country ski trails.
Two miles of shoreline on Lake Michigan and over one mile on Muskegon Lake.

Muskegon-Group Use Area - 231-744-3480
3 sites, $16 Per Person/Night,Tents Only (5 minimum)
Group Use Area, Picnic Shelter, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet 
Muskegon-Lake Michigan - 800-447-2757
105 sites, $28/$26
Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms, Some Campsites with 50 amp Service 
Muskegon-South Channel - 800-447-2757
139 sites, $28/$26
Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms, Some Campsites with 50 amp Service

Pioneer County Park
1563 N. Scenic Drive at Orshal
Muskegon, MI 49445
GPS: 43.2836
˚N – 86.3632˚W
Entry fee, 145 acre park, 2000 feet of white sandy beach, 213 campsites, playground, lodge, picnic tables, volleyball, tennis, baseball, basketball, horseshoe pit. Close to Michigan Adventure amusement park, approx. 1 mile north of Muskegon State Park.
235 modern campsites with open and shaded sites. A group camping area with up to 15 camping units. All campsites, including the group area, offer water and electric hookups.
Overlook Decks, Stair Access to 2,000 Feet of Sandy
Lake Michigan Beach Frontage Flush Toilets, Showers, Dumping Station, Ice, Tourist Information, Ranger Service and Security

Muskegon KOA
3500 Strand Road
Muskegon, MI 49445
Reservations: 800-562-3902
Info: 231-766-3900
GPS: 43.3186˚N – 86.2267˚W
Open April 29 - October 16

One and Two Room Lake Front Cabins, Lake Front RV and Tent Sites, Full Hook-up RV Sites; Water/Sewer/Electric, Picnic Table and Fire Ring at every site, Pull Thru 50 Amp Sites, Fully Stocked Camp Store, Laundry/Game Room, Restrooms, Free Wireless Internet, Catch and Release Fishing on Two Private Lakes, Swimming, Water Slides, Jumping Pillow, "Banana" Bike Rentals, Pedal Boat / Kayak / Canoe / Row Boat Rentals, Saturday Night Hay Wagon Rides (kids free), Volleyball, Basketball and Horseshoes, Playground
Nearby beaches on Lake Michigan.


Meinert Park Campground
8390 Meinert Road
Montague, MI 49437
GPS: 43˚27.552’N – 86˚27.395W
Entry fee, 88 acres of rolling dunes, large sandy beach, restrooms, playgrounds, food, picnic shelter, 67 campground sites, rental cottage, views of Lake Michigan & Little Flower Creek. Wheelchair accessible viewing platform.
Meinert Park offers 67 modern campsites with open and shaded sites. All campsites offer water, electrical and sewer hookups. Other services and facilities include:
Overlook Decks, 2,000 Feet of Sandy
Lake Michigan Beach Frontage Flush Toilets, Showers, A Sanitary Dumping Station, Ice, Firewood available for purchase, Ranger Service and Security

White River RV Park & Campground
735 W. Fruitvale Road
Montague, MI 49437
GPS: 43.4608˚N – 86.2659˚W
Heated Swimming Pool, Camp Store, 2 Restroom Buildings w/Hot Showers, Rec Hall, Picnic Shelter, Propane, Laundry Room, Dump Station, Pump-Out Service, Free Wireless Internet Hotspots
Canoe/Kayak/Tube/Raft Rental
235 campground sites - Premium (Full Hook-up), Electric/Water and Rustic.
One and two-room rustic cabins with indoor electricity, beds, fire ring and picnic table.
Deluxe cabins with bathroom (shower, toilet and sink), beds, cook-top, refrigerator, dining table, satellite TV, heat and A/C.
Open May1st till October 15th.

dirt road through a forest of deciduous trees

Unless otherwise indicated, all Lake Effect Living photographs are the work and property of Sharon Pisacreta.