This is the Best Secret Camping Area in Michigan
Michigan is great for camping. This time, why not head to a new camping area that you’ve never tried before? So, what’s the best secret camping area in Michigan? As it turns out, there are plenty of undiscovered camping areas that are special in the Mitten. Chances are, some of these are very new to you.
I’ve done some research and looked through Pure Michigan‘s roster to find a new camping areas that are different and also not very jam-packed with people. Of course, if you want to be in one of the busiest and most popular camping spots, that’s totally understandable. If so, the Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Paradise is a very popular area for camping. It’s one of the most popular in the state. Pure Michigan named it the No. 1 most beautiful camping area in Michigan. “Take in the sights of one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in the Eastern Upper Peninsula,” Pure Michigan says of the area. “The Upper Falls stretches 50 feet high and more than 200 feet wide, deservingly making it a must-see attraction.” It also has more than 40 miles of hiking trails, 13 inland lakes and approximately 20,000 acres of nature. That sounds lovely.
So, what about some off-the-radar areas? My No. 1 selection for the best secret camping area in Michigan is Port Crescent State Park in the Thumb. Lake Michigan gets so much attention, but Lake Huron is a pristine and pure lake. Port Crescent State Park has great views and a lot of prime camping spots. Also, it’s just a road trip from Detroit, so it’s a good area for those in Detroit and on the east side of the state. Find more on it via Pure Michigan here. Find a list of my personal favorite Michigan day trips on my here.