Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-25-2014, 06:11 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
2014 28' International
Frederick , Maryland
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 23
Images: 1
Lake Michigan Campground

We're interested in visiting the beach areas of Lake Michigan's "Gold Coast" this summer. After doing some searching, it looks like the two best places in the area are exclusively for class A motorhomes.

I would welcome any suggestions for campgrounds that are on or near the beach and can accommodate my Airstream trailer.


AirReg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 06:39 PM   #2
2 Rivet Member
1973 27' Overlander
East Tawas , Michigan
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 61
Wilderness State Park. Tip of the mitt, 35 miles west of the Mackinaw Bridge. You can make reservations on line.

baylito99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 06:49 PM   #3
Rivet Master
1976 31' Sovereign
Oswego , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,423
Blog Entries: 1
Wilderness is great.
featherbedder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 06:57 PM   #4
2 Rivet Member
2010 25' FB Flying Cloud
Powell , Ohio
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 95
We will be at Wilderness for several nights beginning July 9. Stop by if around.
tbaugh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 07:31 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
2008 27' International FB
1999 19' "B" Van Airstream 190
Marietta , Georgia
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 490
It depends on what type of campground you're looking for. We went to Wilderness one time and will not go back. Sites are very, very small and very close together - no privacy at all. Very crowded - They pack them in there. When we were there there were many sites with multiple cars overlapping into the road making negotiating the narrow road difficult. We joked that it was as far from a "wilderness" as you could get. I think there are two sections; I'm describing the section near the lake. Don't know what the other section is like. The lake was nice though and if that's your main priority, it may be an okay choice for you.
karenjude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2014, 08:27 PM   #6
2 Rivet Member
2005 19' Safari
2007 23' Safari SE
Onekama , Michigan
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 50
There are no bad State Parks on or near Lake Michigan. As stated above, it depends on what you want and what you expect. Some are sandy and some have grass. Beaches are the best there is. Smaller communities are our favorites.
Gene T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2014, 05:17 AM   #7
4 Rivet Member
Schools Out's Avatar
2005 30' Land Yacht 30 SL
Rockford , Michigan
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 275
Images: 12
The State parks on the water fill up fast. Check the Pure MI website... it lists all state & most other campgrounds. Many of the smaller communities have municipal parks that won't show if you search for only state parks.

Schools Out is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brite Lake Campground, Tehachapi, CA - Very nice & inexpensive campground Phoenix On The Road... 1 12-15-2012 09:19 AM
Cooper Lake SP (Lake Jim Chapman), Cooper, Texas jal4509 Other Rallies & Events 1 12-10-2010 12:50 PM
Lake Michigan Campground recommendations Jabba On The Road... 9 02-03-2010 06:53 PM
Mary's Lake Campground in Estes Park PWRSTRK On The Road... 9 07-06-2006 09:19 PM
Carlyle Lake - West Dam Campground cosmotini On The Road... 3 07-21-2004 04:30 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.