Camping in the Grand Haven Area
As the weather gets warmer and parks begin to open up once again, many people begin to get ready for another season of camping in the great outdoors. The Grand Haven Area offers numerous campgrounds that will satisfy any camper, whether they want to be off the grid or in the trailer. Here are some of our favorites.
Grand Haven State Park
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If you want to be in the heart of Grand Haven, camping at the Grand Haven State Park is the right place for you. Located along the shoreline of Lake Michigan and within walking distance of the Grand Haven Lighthouse and Boardwalk, at this campground the beach is your backyard and the views couldn’t get any better! Offers sites with electric hookup. For more information, click here.
Outdoor Adventures Grand Haven Resort
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Outdoor Adventures Resort is a private membership campground in Grand Haven. This spectacular space has 213 electrical and full hook up campsites and 16 rental units, including cabins! Cabins are a great alternative for those who want to go “glamping,” or even those who don’t want to deal with the hassel of setting up a trailer or tent. Outdoor Adventures is only 10 minutes from Lake Michigan, but they have plenty of activities to keep you and your family entertained for your entire vacation, including putt-putt golf, a go kart track, pools, train rides, and more. This camping destination will be right for you if you want to experience all that the Grand Haven area has to offer but don’t want to travel far. For more information, look here.
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Located about 2 miles away from the Grand Haven State Park on Robbins Road, Campers Paradise has 107 campsites for trailers and tents. Free wifi is available throughout the campground, as well as laundry services, shower and bathroom access, a playground, electric hookup, and more. Camping here will allow you to be near the lake without being on it. For more information, visit their website.
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This campground is situated between Grand Rapids and Grand Haven, making it the ideal location to enjoy both city and beach life in Michigan. It is also just minutes away from Grand Valley State University. The KOA features many fun-filled activities for all ages, such as playgrounds, a volleyball court, and haywagon rides. They also have cabins for rent if the trailer or tent isn’t your style. They offer full and partial hookup sites. Interested in staying there? Look here.
Conestoga Grand River Campground
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Conestoga Campground in Coopersville is located on the Grand River, which makes it an ideal spot for fishing. They have full hook up, water and electric, and primitive sites to chose from. It also features a swimming pool, a boat launch, kayak/canoe rental, a camp store, a game room, and many more sources of entertainment. For more information, click here.
PJ Hoffmaster State Park
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About 15 minutes from downtown Grand Haven lies PJ Hoffmaster State Park, which is also nestled along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Along with the campground, which offers electrical hookup and semi-modern sites, there are sand dunes, miles and miles of trails, and the Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center. This campground is suited for you if you want to be in a more secluded area that is still along Lake Michigan. Click here for more information.
For your next summer vacay, consider staying at one of these campgrounds. Sit around the fire, roast some marshmallows, and enjoy the natural beauty that the Grand Haven area has to offer.