Campground on Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan Camp and Retreat has around 100 sites on a camp connected to Lake Michigan. Access to the lake is via trail or 1 of 2 boardwalks over the dune. Individual sites are best booked in advance. Sites size and hook ups range from tents to RVs. There are a few rustic sites, but most have water and electric.

Season: May 1 – Oct 1.  please call for post-season sites without hook ups

Max RV size: 35ft, Most sites are for RVs under 30ft

Platform canvas tents: available by reservation

What makes the campground special?

  • Beautiful, wooded sites just on the other side of the dune from Lake Michigan.
  • Our campground’s primary focus is group / church / family camping.  The majority of our sites are reserved and used for short-term groups.  Individual sites are possible, but more commonly different churches and families will book 4 to 90 sites at a time.
  • Pavilion with kitchen facilities attached is available for group use.
  • Large gathering area with seating for campfires and worship services
  • Restrooms and shower facilities convenient to campsites.

Lake Michigan camp map

Lake Michigan is a Christian Alcohol-Free Camp


  • Rustic sites $20/night
  • Water+electric $30/night
  • $35/night to run AC or Heat


Reservations are strongly recommended. Occasionally there are drive-on sites available. or call Lynn at 231-869-5317 .


  • 5807 Ridge Rd
    Pentwater, MI 49449

    Reservations: Lynn Hayes, 231-480-1795

    Director: Ryan Culby

  • 231-715-8787
  • Directions


Thank you for helping spread the hospitality and love of Christ through UM Camping. Donations received Nov. 28-Dec. 5 will be matched (up to $30k) thanks to generous sponsors. #GivingTuesday

Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Center updated their cover photo.

Generous donors will match gifts during Giving Tuesday week (Nov. 28 – Dec. 5) up to $30,000. Will you donate $10, $20 or more to help us share the love of Jesus Christ through camp? Will you become a leadership giver, with the gift of $1,000 or more?
Here's How:
• Text “UMCAMPING” to 41444.
• Go online to
• Mail a check to Michigan Area United Methodist Camping, PO BOX 120007, Grand Rapids, MI 49528.
Nearly 2,000 children, youth and adults experienced the love of God through your United Methodist summer camps in 2017. Add in thousands more who felt the hospitality of Jesus Christ at our campgrounds and retreat ministry sites.
Thank you for being part of that witness and trusting your Michigan Area United Methodist camps for that life-changing experience.

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