Campgrounds

The Best Private Campgrounds in Michigan Are Now OPEN!

Scenic, peaceful campgrounds provide a welcoming retreat for families, individuals and groups to escape the daily grind. Bring your tent or RV, or reserve one of our family cabins. Once you come, you’ll be back year after year!

Splash at the beach, go fishing, play on the playground or just watch the sun set over the lake. Take time away with your family and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation in a faith environment that is safe and family friendly.

Pavilions and gathering spaces available for group meals and worship.

The issuing of Executive Order 2020-110 on June 1, 2020, (and the associated rescinding of prior orders) provides for the immediate opening of campgrounds for recreational camping with necessary restrictions and guidelines.

What to Expect

  • CHECK-IN: You will have a “safe” check in and check out with zero to minimal face to face contact with staff.
  • CAMP STORE: The number of individuals in the store at one time is restricted. Guests under the age of sixteen are not permitted without a parent. A plexiglass divider is in place to protect employees and guests. Facemasks are encouraged inside the camp store. Credit cards are encouraged for purchases to minimize the handling of bills or coins. 
  • BATHROOMS: Extra care for cleaning bathrooms is a priority, including being closed for cleaning and sanitizing up to three times a day using EPA-approved products. Guests will not be able to enter bathrooms during cleaning or until the bathroom is completely dry. 
  • FACILITIES: Cabins, Platform Tents, and other overnight rental facilities will be cleaned and disinfected after each use.
  • PAVILIONS & FIREBOWL AREA: Groups using the pavilions or firebowl area will be subject to executive order guidelines for social distancing and the number of people allowed. Guests are responsible for disinfecting daily, required clean up after themselves and disposing of their own trash bags. Camp Staff will disinfect only betweens groups.
  • WE ARE COMMITTED TO KEEPING YOU SAFE: Please know we are working hard to keep our campgrounds clean, disinfected and safe for you and your families. If it is touchable, we will be cleaning it! 
  • WAIVER: This year each guest will be required to sign a Release of Liability that includes a COVID-19 statement. This waiver will be available at check-in or can be printed from the website. 

Lakeview Family Campground

Relax and play on 289-acre, all-sports Townline Lake, Lakeview, MI Shady lots for individuals or groups.

  • 93 shady campsites for RVs, trailers and tents with electric and water (including some 50 amp sites)
  • Restrooms with newly renovated bathhouse
  • Family cabin rentals
  • New and improved dump station
  • Playground, ball courts, WiFi
  • Boat launch and docks available
  • Row boat, canoe, kayak, paddle boat and paddle board rentals
  • Bike and pedal car rentals
  • Putt-putt golf and inflatable slide
  • New for 2020 water trike and water trampoline
  • Coin operated laundry facilities
  • A place to reflect on life’s journey with God
  • Learn more
  • Rates for sites and cabins

5300 W. Cutler Rd., Lakeview, MI 48850

Reservations: 989-352-6896
lakeviewstaff@umcamping.org

 

Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Center

Soak up the Great Lakes in Pentwater, MI

  • Camp nestled in the woods just over the dunes from the big Lake
  • RV and tent sites with water and 20/30 electric available
  • Platform tents and extended platform tents
  • Family cabin rentals
  • Pavilion and outdoor seating for groups
  • New Dump station
  • Playground and sports fields
  • Experiencing God at the Lake
  • Learn more
  • Rates for sites and cabins

5807 Ridge Rd., Pentwater, MI 49449

Reservations: 231-869-5627
lakemichigancampdirector@umcamping.org

General Information for all Campgrounds 

  • Individual and group campgrounds for RVs, tents and cabins open to the public
  • Special weekend activities planned near holidays! Check each camp’s Facebook page
  • Seasonal sites available, please inquire
  • Book your special event at one of our pavilions! Family reunions,
    church groups, schools, home schooled, birthday parties, etc.
  • Free WiFi
  • Family friendly, safe
  • Family cabins available that sleep 2-8, depending on location. Limited availability – make your reservations early!

Campgrounds open to public.  No church affiliation is required.   Everyone welcome!

General Rules at Campgrounds

  • Check in: 3 pm to 7 pm (Lakeview)  3 pm to 10 pm (Lake Michigan) Check out: 1 pm
  • Visiting hours: 9 am – 9 pm
  • Quiet hours: 11 pm – 8 am
  • ONE HOUSEHOLD per site with a max of 8 people from the same household.
  • Pets are welcome (limit 2), but must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • No alcoholic beverages or smoking is allowed in public areas (swim beach, docks, restrooms, showers, cabins, or pavilions).
  • Firearms, fireworks and illegal drugs are prohibited.
  • Campfires are permitted in designated fire rings/fire bowls only. No wood from outside the campground is allowed.

Campground Rules

Campground Inquiry

  • Michigan Area United Methodist Camping offers two campgrounds (Lake Michigan and Lakeview) for RV, tent and cabin camping (Lake Michigan also has platform tents you can reserve).
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