Our (growing) guide to official Michigan State Park Campgrounds

We can only speak to what we know, so here is a running list of campgrounds we have stayed at, both inside the parks and nearby.  


On the Northeast shore of Mullett Lake sits Aloha State Park and an ideal campground for boaters. Along with the camp, Aloha offers boat access to the lake as well as a protected boat basin where campers can dock their boats. The campground has a beach and seems to be a hotspot for families. Bathrooms are clean and well maintained though campsites offer little to no privacy or shade. Most are in a big grassy field with better choices scattered along the perimeter. Sites near the lake are very windy which is why we recommend sticking further inland. We have to shout out the Aloha Camp Store and their delicious donuts, pizza, and ice cream- one of the best things about camping at Aloha.

Enjoy this pic of baby Charlie, the only photo we took during our Aloha stay


An alcohol-free campground, the perfect distance from Lake Michigan and downtown Holland. We stayed one night at site 114 during Tulip Time, a decently secluded site with trees for shade. Each site has a fire pit and picnic table. The bathrooms and showers appeared to be newer and were clean and well maintained. Sites are fairly close together in the main loops which is why we chose one on the perimeter. 

Orange van parked at campsite 114 in Holland State park

Charlie loved camping at Site 114


Ludington State Park is by far one of our favorites.  Along with three loops of modern campgrounds, Ludington also offers 10 backcountry camping sites.  The loops don't vary too much and most sites are very spacious. Lots of trails for cruising around on your bike, hiking, Lake Michigan beaches, shady sites, a lighthouse, and a camp store with ice cream, make Ludington a must-visit park. 

A spacious site somewhere in the Pines Loop


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