Stay in the quiet and breathtaking woods of northern Michigan. Located on the 45th parallel and nestled near the Alpine Village of Gaylord, our Basecamp to the Great Outdoors is the perfect getaway for you and your family or group. Our campground is the source of endless fun and adventure with walking trails, a brand new playground and jump pad, a swimming pool for all, a mini golf course and Gaga ball pit. You can use one of our many banana bikes or 4-wheel pedal carts to get around, whether that's to visit our camp store or to go sluicing in Up North Mining Company, and on your way, you can stop by our KampK9 Park for your four-legged group members to enjoy in the fun too.
The adventure doesn't stop outside the campground. Northern Michigan is home to many great lakes for fishing and water sports, plus trails for hiking and biking from Gaylord to Mackinaw City, such as The Iron Belle Trail and the North Central State Trail. You can also take a day trip to Mackinaw City, home of the Mackinac Bridge and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, see the incredible Thunder Bay Underwater Preserve or visit the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. Our campground is also located in the heart of the Gaylord Golf Mecca, with many golf courses to choose from. Gaylord is home to many great events and festivals year-round, including Alpenfest and the Big Ticket Festival!
After a great day of sightseeing, come back and relax, enjoying your campsite with cable TV available, or you can stay in touch using our free, high-speed Wi-Fi, perfect for working remotely or for school, or streaming your favorite shows and games.
Whether you're staying in one of our big-rig friendly RV sites, tent sites, Cabins, or Deluxe Cabins, your next great adventure is here!
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Starts: 12/01/2023 - Ends: 03/31/2024
Northern Michigan is considered the perfect spot for your next getaway with an area average of over 180 inches of snowfall annually making for some of the best snowmobiling conditions you can find. State-designated trails are open Dec.1-March 31 and trail grooming occurs when there is enough snow on the ground.
Starts: 01/20/2024 - Ends: 01/21/2024
Michigan's longest running winter festival, this year events include Side by Side Racing, Polar Bear Dip, Games on Stage and in the Village, 5K Fun Run, Snowmobile Drag Racing, Poker Run, Live Entertainment, Lyman's Ice Fishing Contest and more!
CANCELLATION WITHIN 7 DAYS OF A HOLIDAY WEEKEND OR SPECIAL EVENT ARRIVAL WILL RESULT IN FORFEITURE OF WHOLE DEPOSIT. CANCELLATION OF DELUXE CABINS WITHIN 2 WEEKS OF ARRIVAL WILL RESULT IN FORFEITURE OF WHOLE DEPOSIT.