Sleeping Bear Dunes Camping


We all know that finding a camping spot at any national park is difficult, especially during peak seasons. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is no different. So what are you supposed to do? Here’s a list of Sleeping Bear Dunes camping options near the park. We’ll update this list on a regular basis to include new camping opportunities and to remove places that are no longer open to camping. Some of these, such as the State of Michigan campgrounds, will require entry fees.

Sleeping Bear Dunes Camping

Some of these locations are campgrounds with amenities, others are state forest campgrounds that don’t have running water. Still others are RV resorts. You should be able to find the perfect spot for your trip.

  • D.H. Day Campground. This campground is located within Sleeping Bear Dunes and is ran by the national parks service.
  • Platte River Campground. One of the two official NPS campgrounds located within Sleeping Bear Dunes.
  • Betsie River Campground
  • Timber Ridge Campground
  • Empire Campground
  • Garey Lake State Forest Campground. This is a State of Michigan campground.
  • Holiday Park Campground
  • Homestead Resort
  • Interlochen State Park. This is another State of Michigan campground.
  • Lake Ann State Forest Campground
  • Lake Dubonnet State Forest
  • Leelanau State Park
  • Lake Leelanau RV Park
  • Platte River State Forest-a state forest campground. Very popular with fishermen and women.
  • Indigo Bluff Resort
  • Sunnywoods Resort
  • Timberline Campground
  • Traverse City State Park
  • Turtle Lake Campground
  • Vacation Trailer Park
  • Grass Lake State Forest
  • Wild Cherry Resort
  • Frankfort Crystal Lake RV Resort
  • Eagles Meadow

Sleeping Bear Dunes Is Amazing

No matter where you stay, Sleeping Bear Dunes is an amazing time. There are a ton of things to do including hiking, swimming, canoe and kayak rentals, tubing, foraging and more. We hope you have a great visit!

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