Lake Michigan Campground


Area Status: Open
Lake Michigan Campground Site Map

When you want Lake Michigan to be your playground in the Upper Peninsula Michigan, consider Lake Michigan Campground. Dunes, waves, sand and wind, are the primary environmental factors present here. Campsites are nestled in the sand dunes that can reach heights of 30-feet tall . Over the sand dunes you'll find miles of sand beach. Hike ancient dunes, ride the waves, or soak in spectacular sunsets. View a printable or interactive map of Lake Michigan Campground.

 

Accessibility at Lake Michigan Campground

 

  • 35 campsites
  • Two spaces are specially located for people with disabilities. 
  • Cold running water and vault toilets
  • Many sites are excellent tent sites, located between dunes 20-to-30-feet high.
  • Other sites are suitable for trailers and other recreational vehicles.

Nature and Wildlife at Lake Michigan Campground

Water birds in the area are fun to watch. In the early morning watch the lake for ducks, like the common merganser and hooded merganser. Shore birds, like the spotted sandpiper, run up and down the beaches. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Opens May 20. Closes October 15.
Reservations: You can use the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS) to reserve some sites at Lake Michigan Campground. To check availability or to make a reservation go to:
Rentals & Guides: Boat or canoe rental is available at the store located at the near-by, Brevoort Lake Campground and at resorts on the lake.
Fees: Site Fee $22 - Day Fee $5.00 - Federal Recreation Passes (Golden/America the Beautiful) are accepted.
Open Season: May 20
Closest Towns: St. Ignace
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush

General Information

Directions:

From the intersection of US-2 and I-75 drive west 16 miles on US-2 to Lake Michigan Campground.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

There are 35 campsites, cold running water and vault toilets. Many sites are excellent tent sites, located between dunes 20 to 30 feet high. Other sites are suitable for trailers and other recreational vehicles. Two spaces are specially located for the disabled.

No. of Accessible sites 35

Lake and Pond Fishing

The fishing at the 4,233-acre Brevoort Lake is excellent..

Fish Species Walleye,Northern pike,Smallmouth bass,Yellow perch,Crappies, Muskellunge,Sunfish

Day Hiking

Sand Dunes Cross Country Ski Trail nearby, North Country National Scenic Trail nearby

Difficulty Level: Easy

Backpacking

This campground is convenient to the North Country National Scenic Trail.

Swimming

When the wind is in the south or southwest, large waves crash onto the sandy shores. Riding these waves can be exciting and a lot of fun for all, but please remember there can be dangerous rip currents when the winds are high. Lifeguards are not present. Children, as well as adults, should be warned and watched carefully. Children should be accompanied in the water by an adult at all times.

Recreation Areas

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Highlights

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
5945.007671

  Latitude : 
45.983832

  Longitude : 
-84.968474