With a name like TentCraft, people count on us for all things tents. Pop-up tents, inflatable tents, permanent tents, pavilion tents, tailgate tents, frame tents. Whatever event tent you need, we've got you covered.
Don't let that statement fool you, though. You might be thinking — hey, you guys make tents, and I need a tent for my camping trip next month. Can I order a camping tent from you? Oh, friend, I'm sorry. As much as we love camping, and as much as we wish we could make you a kick-ass camping tent, we can't. That's just not in our wheelhouse. Call REI, they'll get you all set up for the wilderness.
While we may not manufacture camping tents, we do love using them. You see, us TentCraft folk are mega outdoorsman, which means we're pretty much experts when it comes to camping in the wild. When you live in northern Michigan, where recreational opportunities are bountiful and there's a constant bonfire aroma wafting through the air, a campground basically becomes your second home.
From stunning lakeside sites to heavily wooded coves, there's something for everyone to enjoy, expert or not. We've rounded up our top picks for camping bliss to help you plan your next visit to Michigan. Take a look, and happy camping!
Manistee River Loop
This 23-mile loop follows one of Michigan's most beautiful rivers, the Manistee River, making it the ideal place for campers to set up shop on and hike or float along its winding banks.
Empire Township Campground
Nestled in a wooded area near the beautiful town of Empire, this 60-site campground is the ideal destination for a rustic, inexpensive getaway.
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Located in the Upper Peninsula, this 60,000-acre park is Michigan's largest, most expansive places to go camping and explore the wonders of the great outdoors.
Platte River Campground
If you're looking for a place to take the kids, this is it. With its friendly atmosphere, laid back vibe, and bike trails galore, you can't go wrong with a campsite on the Platte River.
D.H. Day Campground
Arguably one of the best in the country, D.H. Day offers 88 sites with easy access to some of Lake Michigan's most stunning views.
Lake Michigan Recreation Area in the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area
With private campgrounds tucked in the woods, walking trails, and an expansive dog beach, this is the perfect summertime getaway for you and your pup.
Isle Royal National Park
Looking for some one-on-one time with Mother Nature? Consider taking a trip to Isle Royal National Park. This island off of Lake Superior offers solitude and adventure for hikers, canoeists, backpackers, scuba divers, and campers.
Charles Mears State Park
estled in the heart of Pentwater, Michigan, this quaint little park offers paved campsites and beach access along the shores of Lake Michigan. Don't forget to pack your camera. It's a beauty.