Southeast Michigan is home to lots of camping spots. Check out our list — then prepare to hit the great outdoors
By Nicole Glynn
25800 Haas Road, New Hudson
Come September 8th, Haas Lake Park RV Campground will welcome weekend campers to enjoy amenities including beaches, playgrounds, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and more. There’s plenty of space for socially distant, outdoor activities, and bathrooms are open for camper use and are sanitized regularly to maintain safety standards.
6197 N Burkhart Road, Howell
Located on Cook Lake, Taylor’s Beach Campground offers affordable family camping options. From tent sites for rent to spots to park your own camper or RV, this quiet, relaxing getaway offers nature trails, putt putt golf, tiki boat rides and other daily family-friendly activities. There are also on-site bathrooms and showers.
6680 Bunton Road, Ypsilanti
This RV park has several trailers and cabins available for rent. Campers can hit the beach or hang out on the volleyball court, playground or softball field. The campground also provides WiFi.
5200 Highland Road, White Lake
Experience 5,900 acres of forest, marshes, lakes and undisturbed land right outside Metro Detroit, where you can fish, hiking, horseback ride and more. The park is pet-friendly, too, but animals must be on a leash at all times.
1700 General Motors Road, Milford
Pitch a tent, park your camper or rent a rustic tent or cabin at Camp Dearborn. Daily activities include fitness programs, arts and crafts, hikes, movie nights and even campfire sing-a-longs. Bonus: There are also hot showers, outdoor dishwashing stations and a laundromat.
6360 Chilson Road, Howell
For just $17 a night, soak in some nature at Appleton Lake Campground, which offers a boat launch, toilets, fishing, hiking and biking trails.
2700 Glengary Road, Commerce Charter Township
Located on the scenic Huron River, Proud Lake Campground features 20 miles of trails across several habitats for biking and hiking along with a plethora of other recreational activities such as fishing, swimming, boating and more. And with onsite cabins for rent or campsites to pitch your own set up, the choice is yours !
7800 Gale Road, Waterford Township
This 3,745-acre park boasts the longest beach in southeast Michigan, plus horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, hiking, biking, paddling, hunting, fishing and sightseeing. Visitors can also enjoy the park’s unique aircraft field for flying model airplanes!
10871 Quirk Road, Belleville
This RV-only park is just a short drive away from many attractions like the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, the Detroit Zoo, downtown Detroit and much more. The campsite offers easy setup with level grounds, plus it’s pet friendly and includes WiFi, a shower house and on-site laundry facility.
40151 E Huron River Drive, Belleville
Located within the Lower Huron Metropark, Walnut Grove Campground has 27 campsites available to reserve for $25 per night. Bring your fishing rods and head to the Huron River, explore 23.75 miles of hiking, biking and walking trails or hit up one of the basketball courts. Whether you’re staying for a weekend or a week, this campground offers a secluded, rustic camping experience with the perk of an on-site restroom.
5210 Bishop Lake Road, Brighton
Grab your tent or camper and camp for just $25 a night at the Bishop Lake Campground. Situated within the Brighton State Recreation Area, this campground offers a boat launch, fishing, hiking and mountain biking and on-site restrooms for camper use.
6301 Kensington Road, Brighton
Get that “up north” experience without leaving Southeast Michigan at the Island Lake State Recreation Area. Rent a cabin and explore the 4,000-acre park full of open brush, hardwood forest and open meadows. Enjoy on-site amenities such as shooting ranges, volleyball courts, picnic shelters and swimming areas. For a more extreme outdoor experience, opt to camp on Island Lake campground, which is only accessible by canoe or kayak.