Who else is ready to head out camping?
I know that we are seriously excited to actually go TENT camping this year.
After living in Texas for almost 10 years, I’m ready for cooler weather and less poisonous things. I’m also really, really excited to take our HUGE tent outside and unplug for a few weekends this summer.
The catch is that there are kids to worry about.
I get it. Not everyone is a fan of camping in the great outdoors.
In our limited experience, while the idea of camping is super exciting (at least for my boys).
Once we get there? They’re BORED, MOM!
I Am Bored Mom!
They want a toy that was left at home.
Or their tablets (that have been up on a shelf since Christmas because they both lost their dang minds over them).
They want to go bug the people across the way.
It’s too hot.
The hot dogs that they picked out are now DISGUSTING.
I mean, I love my boys, but it’s enough to make me want to stay home.
In an effort to not lose my mind during our weekends away (I really, really want to unplug and spend time outside, ride our bikes, read a book, sit around the campfire…), I started doing some research.
I wanted to find the BEST kid-friendly campgrounds in Michigan.
Not just the so-so ones.
I thought that I’d share my finds with you, in case your kids are like mine.
The Best Kid-Friendly Camp Grounds in Michigan
Here are my favorite finds. These are the kid-friendly campgrounds in Michigan that will keep even the more bored child entertained and ensure that you can read that book by the campfire.
Taylor’s Beach Campground is a great choice for kids who aren’t quite sure that camping is their thing.
This campground features awesome kid-friendly amenities such as a playground, basketball and volleyball courts, Putt-Putt golf, arcade room, indoor and outdoor movies, a swimming beach, a frog and turtle pond, water sports rentals (paddleboards, kayaks, paddleboats, rowboats, and more).
Silver Lake Resort and Campground
Another great kid-friendly campground is Silver Lake Resort and Campground.
This campground is full of fun for the whole family including horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, a playground, swimming pool, free wifi (in case you don’t want to truly unplug) and more.
Covert KOA Holiday
KOA campgrounds can be a ton of fun for families with children.
Covert / South Haven KOA Holiday features trampoline basketball, a jumping pillow, gem mining, fishing ponds, a rock climbing wall, carpetball, movie nights, and you can even have pizza and nachos delivered to your campsite.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in South Haven
It doesn’t get much more kid-friendly than Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort.
Here you will find themed weekends, paintball, laser tag, theater, arcade and more.
Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Frankenmuth
Michigan is so lucky to feature more than one Jellystone Park! Frankenmuth Jellystone Park Camp-Resort is another fun campground for the kids and features a mini-golf course, two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), a playground, a volleyball and a basketball court and more.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Grayling
I’m going to mention one more Jellystone park.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground (Grayling) boasts free Wi-Fi, mini-golf, 3 playgrounds, peddle carts (rentals), arcade room, jumping pillow, theme weekends, jumping pad, water wars, basketball court, wagon rides, outdoor theater and more!
Duke Creek Campgrounds
Duke Creek Campgrounds is a great one for families!
Here you will find amazing amenities such as a heated swimming pool, hayrides, a playground, planned activities, an indoor game room, a disc golf course and even Sunday school.
Indian Creek Camp & Conference Center
The Indian Creek Camp & Conference Center is the ultimate in kid-friendly camping in Michigan!
They have amazing amenities including Water Wars, playground, volleyball court, basketball court, wagon rides, Swimming Pool, jumping pillow, catch & release fishing, mini-golf, kayaks and paddle boats, scavenger hunts, geo-cache challenges, a rec room, library, nature center, sports fields, and the ICC Field of Dreams which is a fun RC Race Track and Crawling Course.
Krystal Lake Campground
Krystal Lake Campground is a fun campground that boasts amenities such as a heated pool, 3 playgrounds, a camp store with hand dipped ice cream, basketball court, rec hall, game room, mini-golf, horseshoes, and entertainment on the weekends.
Snow Lake Kampground
The Snow Lake Kampground has lots of family-friendly amenities including amenities catered to teens and even a couple of adults only amenities (hot tub, sauna, and fitness room).
Their kid-friendly amenities include:
- 2 swimming pools (regular pool and a wading pool),
- a no-wake lake,
- a game room,
- boats, kayaks, and pedal boat rentals,
- weekend movies,
- wagon rides (both family and teen rides),
- a playground,
- mini golf,
- volleyball and basketball courts,
- giant chess and checkers, as well as
- 2 Horseshoes pits.
I know that we won’t be able to visit all of these campgrounds this summer, but we’re sure going to try to stay at least 2 over the next few months!
What are your favorite kid-friendly campgrounds in Michigan?