Top 10 Campsites In Ludington, Michigan - Updated 2022

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Melanie
Melanie 
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If you’re looking for a place to go camping in Michigan, look no further than Ludington, a harbor town located right on the shores of Lake Michigan. Besides featuring campsites near the water - which will allow you to be close to activities such as swimming, kayaking, and canoeing - you can also set up base by the Manistee National Forest, the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness, or in one of the many parks in town. Depending on your choice, you can stay in an area that will allow you to enjoy solitude or somewhere near other campers. Similarly, you can stay in an area where you can pitch your own tent or you can spend a night or two in a camper. Take your pick from these campsites in Ludington, Michigan, and find the perfect backdrop for your relaxing outdoor holiday.

1. Lakeview Campsite

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Lakeview Campsite on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lakeview Campsite is right by Hamlin Lake, a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. It’s also just a short distance away from the Manistee National Recreation Area and Ludington State Park, both of which feature hiking and biking trails. The latter also features its own beach, giving another option besides the campsite’s swimming pool if you wish to take a dip. Those who are traveling with kids will appreciate the fact that there are playgrounds in the area where they can take their little ones. There are also basketball and volleyball courts, as well as designated areas to play horseshoes and tetherball.

Lakeview Campsite

Address: 6181 N Peterson Rd, Ludington, MI 49431

Website: Lakeview Campsite

Price: From 25 USD

2. Poncho's Pond RV Park

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

We sincerely hope this is the last we'll see of this white stuff, for at least the next 7 months. We want to camp!

Posted by Poncho's Pond RV Park on Saturday, April 9, 2022

This area accommodates RVs, although there are designated areas for tents as well. There are also rental haciendas for big groups traveling together. This is a great option for those who want to try out glamping, as this campsite does not just allow guests to bring their home on wheels, it also gives them the opportunity to enjoy access to creature comforts such as a hot tub (both indoor and outdoor), a fitness center, and a video game room.In terms of outdoorsy activities, you can try out fishing or paddle boating in the area, or just enjoy the warmth from the fire pit. There are also designated spaces for indoor and outdoor games. Rates depend on the season.

Poncho's Pond RV Park

Address: 5335 W wallace Ln, Ludington, MI 49431

Website: Poncho’s Pond RV Park

Opening hours: 8am - 8pm (daily)

Price: From 30 USD

3. Laman's Landing

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Laman’s Landing styles itself as a resort, and with good reason. Besides offering fantastic views and access to Hamlin Lake, this family-friendly establishment gives you access to several amenities, from the necessities such as electricity, hot showers, and laundry services to more luxurious facilities such as a heated indoor/outdoor pool and access to a playground, tennis and basketball courts, and campfire pits. You can also play shuffleboard and horseshoes on site. If you wish, you can make arrangements to explore the sand dunes, play at the local golf course, or go bowling.

Laman's Landing

Address: 6100 N Beaune Rd, Ludington, MI 49431

Website: Laman’s Landing

4. Vacation Station RV Resort

This property’s name is actually a bit of a misnomer, as it does more than just accommodating RV hookups. It also has several cabins and cottages for rental. This property provides the full glamping experience: besides giving guests access to WiFi and cable TV, it also allows them to have access to a heated pool and spa, a game room, and laundry facilities. Forgot to see to your stove before you headed to the campsite? Don’t worry, because propane refills are offered here. There’s a boat storage on site as well so you don’t have to worry about this in case you plan on going boating during your holiday. As a bonus, the beaches are just near this property. Bikes may be rented for ease of transportation.

Vacation Station RV Resort

Address: 4895 US-10, Ludington, MI 49431

Website: Vacation Station RV Resort

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

5. Mason County Campground, Disc Golf & Picnic Area

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Posted by Mason County Campground, Disc Golf Courses, and Picnic Area on Friday, October 8, 2021

This campground has plenty of space - it has 56 sites available for tents and RVs - but interestingly enough, this is actually not the main selling point of this site. Instead, travelers head over here to try their hand at disc golf. Ice and firewood are available, depending on the season, to help keep guests comfortable during their stay. If you’re traveling with someone who has mobility issues, you’ll be pleased to know that the bath house, the shower, and the restrooms are handicap-accessible.

Mason County Campground, Disc Golf & Picnic Area

Address: 5906 W Chauvez Rd, Ludington, MI 49431

Website: Mason County Campground, Disc Golf & Picnic Area

6. Buttersville Campground

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2018 has been a great beach year! #pureludington #buttersville #camping #keepitcoming

Posted by Buttersville Campground on Friday, August 17, 2018

If you’re planning to bring Fido camping with you, consider this dog-friendly campsite. Located right by Lake Michigan, Buttersville Campground is a state-licensed campground that features a beach where you can go swimming, fishing, and kayaking. It is open seasonally from May 1 to October 15. Do call before heading there to make a reservation and book the perfect accommodation.

Buttersville Campground

Address: 991 S. Lakeshore Drive, Ludington, MI 49431

Facebook page: Buttersville Campground

Opening hours: 8am - 9pm (daily)

7. Ludington State Park

Ludington State Park people watching fishermen
Source: Photo by user Doug Coldwell used under CC BY-SA 3.0

You can’t talk about camping in Lundington without talking about its own state park. Both RVs and tents are welcome here. Some activities that you can enjoy while here include swimming at the pool or by the beach, hiking, canoeing, fishing, and wildlife spotting. Younger kids can spend time having fun at the playground. There are laundry facilities here for your convenience. Reservations are necessary before you can go camping here, so do make sure to make the necessary arrangements ahead of time to avoid any glitches.

Ludington State Park

Address: 8800 M-116, Ludington, MI 49431

Website: Ludington State Park

Opening hours: 8am - 10pm (daily)

8. StarPort Marina and Campground

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

StarPort Marina and Campground is another option that you can explore if you’re planning to take a boat to Ludington. It is located right by Pere Marquette Lake, which gives you easy access to Lake Michigan. If you’re planning to go fishing here, there’s a fish cleaning station on site. Ice and firewood are available here as well. There are designated areas for RVs and tents, with water and electric service included. The campsite is strict in enforcing a “four persons per campsite” policy.

StarPort Marina and Campground

Address: 846 S Lakeshore Dr, Ludington, MI 49431

Website: StarPort Marina and Campground

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: From 35 USD

9. Cartier Park Campground

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Full hook-up sites hold 3 units! (trailer with two cars, or boat, truck, and 5th wheel, any combination of three works!)

Posted by Cartier Park Campground on Sunday, September 2, 2012

If you want to have a rustic camping experience, this may just be the campsite for you. Cartier Park Campground is a throwback to the vintage campgrounds of yesteryear. You’ll have beautiful greenery as your surrounding area, complete with trekking trails that you can take if you want to do some exploring. Kids, meanwhile, can have fun at the playground. You can also fish at Lincoln Lake. Full hookups are available for RVs.

Cartier Park Campground

Address: 1254 N Lakeshore Dr, Ludington, MI 49431-1027

Website: Cartier Park Campground

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

10. Kibby Creek Campground

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Posted by Kibby Creek Campground on Sunday, September 27, 2020

Kibby Creek Campground is between Ludington and Pentwater, just a short drive away from Lake Michigan. You can go swimming there, or on the pool at the campsite. You can also go fishing in the area, and there’s also a basketball court and a shuffle board to keep you and your party amused. Laundry services are available on-site as well. There are various rates and packages, depending on your budget and preference.

Kibby Creek Campground

Address: 4900 W Deren Rd, Ludington, MI 49431-9748

Website: Kibby Creek Campground

Opening hours: 8am - 10pm (daily)

Price: From 30 USD

Enjoy the outdoors in Ludington

Grand Canyon Mather Campground Group Site SR 6040
Source: Photo by Flickr user Grand Canyon Nati... used under CC BY 2.0

In Ludington, you will be able to appreciate the beauty of nature. Whether you plan on going glamping or if you want to rough it, or if you want to pitch a tent or stay in an RV, there’s a campsite in town that awaits you.

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Melanie is a freelance travel writer. She considers freelancing for Trip 101 to be a combination of two of the things she loves: writing and traveling.

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