Hoover Campground


Hoover Campsite (Image1)

Whether you are camping, renting the adjacent Hoover Group Site, planning on boating in Detroit Lake, or just staying for the day to fish off the accessible fishing pier, Hoover Campground is a great family location. Located near Highway 22, Hoover Campground gives you easy access to these activities and also allows for quick trips into Detroit or short drives to nearby trailheads.

At a Glance

Operational Hours:
  • Check-in time: 2:00 pm or later
  • Check-out time: 1:00 pm
  • 16 First-come, first-serve campsites
  • 20 Reservable campsites
Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777 
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Campsite must be occupied every night paid
  • Single Campsites - $22 per night
  • Multiple Campsites - $40 per night*
  • Extra Vehicles - $7 per vehicle, per night
*Multiple Campsites have two tables*
Open Season: 4/24 - 9/20/2015
Usage: Medium
Best Season: September
Busiest Season: June-August
  • 14 day stay limit
  • Maximum trailer length 30 feet
  • Use of chainsaws in campground is prohibited
  • Dogs MUST be on a leash at all times within the campground
Closest Towns:
  • Idanha (2.7 miles)
  • Detroit (3.6 miles)
Water: Faucet
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1); Flush Toilets (2)
Passes: Passes allow holder 50% off overnight fee*
  • Golden Age/Access Pass
  • Interagency Senior/Access/Military Pass
*Discount does NOT apply to extra vehicle fees or multiple campsites* 
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


3.6 southeast of Detroit

From Detroit, travel east on Highway 22 for 2.6 miles to Blowout Road #10. Hoover Campground is ahead 1 mile on the right, just past Forest Road #1003.

General Notes:

Campground Map

  • Garbage service
  • Firewood sold on site, fire rings
  • Interpretive nature trail, viewing/fishing platforms

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Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.


Limited parking in campsites, but there is an overflow parking area near the entrance. If visiting for the day, please be aware that overnight campers have priority in the campsite parking.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
  • Tent, auto, trailer sites (maximum trailer length 30 feet)
  • No trailer hookups
No. of Sites37
No. of Accessible sites13 campsites, boat launch, viewing/fishing platform, 2 restrooms, picnic table, compacted rock/dirt access routes, nature trail

RV Camping

Recreation areas with activity RV Camping:

Group Camping

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Water Activities

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Boat ramp Fee charged for using the parking area
Camping trailer Up to 30 feet in length
Toilets Flush and vault toilets
Picnic tables All sites have at least one table
Parking Extra vehicle parking located near the entrance
Tent camping All sites accommodate tents
Drinking water Faucets