Northern Michigan presents a wide variety of interesting and exciting
opportunities for camping enthusiasts. There are 96 State Parks in
Michigan, 73 of which offer camping facilites ranging from simple rustic
campsites to fully modern campgrounds. These parks showcase and preserve
the best Michigan has to offer, from the Great Lakes shoreline to ancient
forests, from spectacular waterfalls to the pristine peaks of the Upper
Penninsula. Many of the parks contain sites of historical significance,
preserving Michigan's rich and diversre cultural heritage.
For a more rustic experience visit one of Michigan's 6 State Forest
Campgrounds. These areas are more remote and offer few amenities, with
a true "back to nature" feel. More informattion about the Sstate Park
system can be found at the
Department of Natural Resources web site.
Most communities in Northern Michigan are home to at least one privately
owned campground. These also vary in style from fully modern to rustic.
They are also diverse in their locations. Many are close to recreational,
scenic, historic, or cultural points of interest while others are more
"off the beaten path."