Thursday, May 24, 2012

Kick Off Summer at a Pure Michigan Campground

Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds Invites Families to Rediscover Michigan Camping During Upcoming Memorial Weekend
Travelers looking for destinations and activities that will stretch their minds and imaginations, without stretching their wallets, are invited to rediscover Michigan camping this summer. Camping is ranked the #1 outdoor vacation activity in the United States by the Travel Industry Association of America.

There are plenty of camp sites – for tenters, RVers and cabin-dwellers – available at private campgrounds throughout both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas for the upcoming Memorial holiday weekend. Below, nearly three dozen campgrounds are reporting in with availability, including:

Berwagana Campground, Vassar (989-673-7125)
Clementz's Northcountry Campground, Newberry (906-293-8562)
Crystal Lake Campground, Ludington/Scottville (231-757-4510)
Drew's Country Camping, Holland (616-399-1886)
Drummond Island RV Park, Drummond Island (877-493-5445)
Gaylord KOA, Gaylord (800-562-4146)
Hidden Hill Family Campground, Harrison (989-539-9372)
Holiday Camping Resort, New Era (231-861-5220)
Holiday Park Campground, Traverse City (231-943-4410)
Indian River RV Resort & Campground, Indian River (888-792-2267)
Irons RV Park & Campground, Irons (231-266-2070)
Kalkaska RV Park & Campground, Kalkaska (231-258-9863)
Kampvilla RV Park, Bear Lake (800-968-0027)
Lake Leelanau RV Park, Lake Leelanau (231-256-7236)
Lakeview UM Campground, Lakeview (989-352-6896)
Leisure Time Campground, Irons (800-266-8214)
Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping, Mackinaw City (231-436-5584)
Matson's Big Manistee River Campground, Manistee (888-556-2424)
Myers Lake Campground, Byron (810-266-4511)
Oak Grove Resort Campground, Holland (616-399-9230)
Paint River Hills Campground, Crystal Falls (906-875-4977)
Pickerel Lakeside Campground, Bitely (231-745-7268)
Sharp Park Campground, Middleville (269-795-3846)
Snow Lake Kampground, Fenwick (989-248-3224)
South Haven Family Campground, South Haven (269-637-6153)
Traverse City KOA, Buckley (231-269-3203)
Troll Landing Camp. & Canoe Rental, West Branch (989-345-7260)
Twin Oaks Campground & Cabins, Wellston (877-442-3102)
Vacation Trailer Park, Benzonia (231-882-5101)
Waterways Campground, Cheboygan (888-882-7066)
Wooded Acres Family Campground, Houghton Lake (989-422-3413)
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park, Indian River (231-238-8259)

Type and date(s) of site availability vary by property. This is not an all-inclusive list. This list includes campgrounds that responded back to a survey indicating availability, as of May 23, 2012. Availability subject to change. Reservations are required.

ARVC represents some 180 member campgrounds with nearly 30,000 sites available throughout the state. Whether pitching a tent, parking an RV or reserving a rustic or modern cabin, Michigan campgrounds offer a great way to disconnect from busy lives and reconnect with families. Campers in Michigan enjoy the great outdoors while fishing or canoeing on the countless lakes, rivers and streams or hiking, biking and riding on the miles of trails that wind throughout the state. There’s definitely no shortage of activities, no matter where the campground is located.

The 2012 Michigan Campground Directory, published by ARVC – Michigan, is now available at various locations statewide, including all Welcome Centers. A PDF version is also available for viewing online at The directory not only lists campgrounds by region, but also includes helpful information on the type of sites available, various amenities such as restroom, laundry and dumping station facilities; recreational offerings such as pools and golf courses; and seasons of operation. Campgrounds that now offer wireless internet access onsite are also identified.

ARVC Michigan’s mission is to lead in the development of the RV Parks and Campground industry through education, communication and representation. ARVC Michigan is a member of the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (

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