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State Parks | State Forest | Private Campgrounds | Related Activities

Area Campgrounds: North Central Area | Traverse Bay Area | North Sunrise Side | South Sunrise Side | Northwest Area | Mid-Michigan Area | Bay Area

 

Camping Costs/Fees for Camping Related Activities
(Broken down by State Park, State Forest and Private)

State Parks

(Reservation Fees: $2, Cancellation Fees: $5 if canceled day before scheduled stay, or charge of one
night's stay if canceled the day of scheduled stay.)

Type of Campsite
Cost of Campsite
Description of Campsite
Full Hook-up Sites
$18 per night
Direct sewer, water & electrical hookups, 20/30 or 50 amp service.
Modern Sites
Ranging from $15 to $11 per night
Most have electric hookups, modern toilet buildings, showers, wheelchair access sites & sanitation station. During winter months, some water systems are not in service. Check with park for winter details.
Semi-Modern Sites
$9 per night
Electric hookups with rustic toilets and no showers.
Rustic Sites
$6 per night
Vault toilets and hand pump
Mini Cabins
$32 per night
Near modern restrooms with showers & flush toilets. Sleep 4, furnished with bunk beds, table & electricity. Must bring all provisions including bedding.
Rustic Cabins
$25-$75 per night
Located in secluded settings. Accommodations for
4-24 people. Hand pumps & vault toilets nearby. Must bring all provisions including bedding.
Equestrian Site
$10 per night
Vault toilets, hand pumps & hitching posts for horses.

Call 1-800-44-PARKS for State Park or State Recreation Area campground Reservations.

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State Forest

State Forest Campgrounds are always located on either a river or a lake.

State Forest Campground Fees are $6 per night. You must place payment in the fee pipes on the day that you arrive.

Lime Island Cabins: Reservations can be made by contacting Sault Ste. Marie Forest Management Unit at 906-635-5281 and cost $45 per night.

Little Presque Isle Cabins: Reservations can be made by contacting Marquette Operations Service Center at 906-228-6561 and cost $35 per night.

 

Private Campgrounds

Private Campgrounds are open to the public, but are owned and operated by private owners. Fees and campground regulations vary and are dependent upon each campground's owners. No list is currently available for individual campground costs.

 

Other Camping Related Activities

Activity

Cost

Description/Information

Undesignated/Dispersed Camping

FREE

Must obtain a camp registration card available at DNR Operations Service Center.

State Park Motor Vehicle Permits

Varies
(See Description)

Daily pass for Vehicles: $4
Daily pass for Commercial vans or buses: $15
Annual Permit: $20
Senior Citizen (65 or older) Annual Permit: $5

Permits can be obtained from individual parks or recreation areas, and apply to all visitors (campers included) to State Parks or State Recreation areas. Annual permits can also be ordered by calling 989-373-9900 with Visa or MasterCard.

Annual Boating Access/Launch Permits

$24

Required to gain entrance into marked fee sites. If the launch is located within a State Park or Recreation Area, only a State Park motor vehicle permit is needed.

Daily Boating Access/Launch Permits

$4

Required to gain entrance into marked fee sites. If the launch is located within a State Park or Recreation Area, only a State Park motor vehicle permit is needed.

Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Permits

$16.25

Available at DNR retail sales systems agents statewide.

Snowmobile Permits
$10
Available at DNR retail sales systems agents statewide.

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