St. Ignace is the ideal place to go camping as it’s the perfect hub for a variety of day trips across the UP – from Mackinac Island to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Learn all you need to know about Best Campgrounds in St. Ignace, Upper Peninsula, Michigan and the fantastic experiences they provide!
Beach Front Camping - Castle Rock Lakefront Campground
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At Castle Rock Lakefront Campground, as the name suggests, you’re just three minutes away from the iconic Castle Rock, camping along the shores of Lake Huron. All campers can swim on the 2000-foot sandy beach, situated next to federal woods with trails and spring fed ponds.
The campground provides free shuttles to the Mackinac Island ferry docks and Kewadin Shores Casino every day in addition to a daily trash service. If it’s too rainy for the beach, just head into the recreation room with pool table, TV, card games, and free Wi-Fi!
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For the Modern Camper - Lakeshore RV Park Campground
Large rigs looking for full hook-ups (50/30/20 amp) are welcome at the Lakeshore RV Park Campground. Modern campers will love that the campground is modem-friendly and has strong Wi-Fi throughout. Not only this, but all sites have electric, water and sewer!
The campground has stunning view of Mackinac Bridge, and as it’s near the Straits of Mackinac, you’ll be able to see both Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. The site also offers free shuttles to the ferry docks and the casino, a picnic area, and laundry. Click here for all the details!
Camper’s Choice - Straits State Park
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At the Straits State Park, there’s plenty to do besides camp and gaze at the exquisite Straits of Mackinac. Inside, there’s a beautiful park with platform overlooking Mackinac Bridge along with the Father Marquette Memorial. Take the kids to the playground, hike some of the trails, fish, and, of course, swim at the Straits beach.
Be sure to request which of the two levels of the state park fits your style of camping the best: the upper has larger sites, making it perfect for the bigger rigs, while the lower level has great views and is closer to the beach. At both, you’ll find pull-through sites with electric (50/30 amp) as well as space for tents. Check out more info on all the amenities, such as restrooms and showers!
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Abundance of Features - St. Ignace/Mackinac Island KOA
If you’re looking for a beautiful, wooded base camp with some fantastic features, then St. Ignace/Mackinac Island KOA is perfect for you. In addition to the free Wi-Fi, a heated pool, a mini golf course, and a laundromat, there’s Cable TV on 50-amp full hookup sites.
Did we mention the dog park, the bike rentals, and the game room equipped with a pro-sized pool table, air hockey, foosball, and a Nintendo cocktail table with 50+ games? Plus, you can grab one of the free shuttles to the ferry docks and the casino, or take a short mile walk to Timmy Lee’s Pub & Suzie’s Pasties.
St. Ignace/Mackinac Island KOA has sites with full-hook ups, water, and electric, in addition to those without any hook-ups. However, if you don’t have an RV or tent, you can try out their cabins or tipis. See even more of the campground’s amenities by clicking here!
Native American Site - Tiki RV Park & Campground
Just a 5 minute walk from fresh coffee at Java Joe’s Café, Tiki RV Park & Campground is located on an old Native American Site and its friendly owners are always more than happy to tell you about the campground’s history. As it’s only 1.3 miles from the Mighty Mac bridge, it’s likely to be your first stop in the Upper Peninsula!
From the park you can easily walk to downtown St. Ignace, or enjoy the views of Lake Huron right from your campsite. The campground is full-service and includes pull-through ground with over 100 sites. You can choose from a 50-amp, full hook-up, water and electric, electric-only, or a wooded campsite for tents. Check out more information on amenities, such as laundry, toilets, and individual, hot showers!
St. Ignace has a fantastic selection of campgrounds, making it a great place for a family getaway or a romantic weekend exploring hidden gems! Feel free to request a visitor guide, sign-up for our newsletter, and book your stay today!