Published on August 12, 2020
Camping - Enjoy Summer to the Fullest
For anyone who has yet to take their official summer vacation or who’s looking to sneak in one more relaxing long weekend, there’s still plenty of time to relax and enjoy the lazy days of summer.
Explore New Options
Many people start planning their summer vacations during the middle of February blizzards, which means “beachfront hotel rooms,” are likely to come up “unavailable” in your online search.
So, try expanding your search. Swap the word “hotel” for “Teepee,” “Yurt,” or “Cabin,” and suddenly, you will find plenty of options available.
Finding the Right Comfort Level
A renewed interest in exploring and enjoying the great outdoors now means that “camping” doesn’t have to mean tent poles, sleeping bags, and catching your dinner in the lake. It can be as comfortable as you want it to be.
With more than 1,000 campgrounds in Michigan, you’re sure to find a place to get back to nature, enjoy the state’s natural wonders, and recharge your batteries before fall.
If you want to spend more time on vacation than driving to your vacation, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reports that “you are never more than an hour's drive from one of our 103 state parks or recreation areas.” A good place to start researching your camping vacation is on this Michigan.gov website.
Doing a little research before you pack up the car and head out will ensure you find a camp site with availability, and will also provide you with the safety precautions required at your site. Understanding that staying safe and healthy is on everyone’s mind, Michigan.gov has created a list of rules for every situation and group size, and for different locations (state parks, state forest, or camping on your own in a state forest).
Relax in comfort
If you’re a first-time camper or not overly excited about the idea of sleeping outside, don’t worry. Camping can be as rustic or comfortable as you want it to be.
From car camping, where you actually sleep inside your car and plan excursions and day trips, to finding the perfect yurt (many come with all the comforts of home), you can find your perfect level of “roughing it.”
Here’s a great resource for finding places to “glamp” in Michigan.
Name your price
Most campgrounds charge by the day, making it a flexible option that allows you to come and go as you please. Campsites can cost as low as $15 per night to as high as $70 depending on where and when you camp; some charge additional fees for pets and amenities. Check here for rates and campsites.
Do some research, find the camping option that’s right for you and make the most of the beautiful weather. Come February, you’ll be glad you did. The memories you make now will keep you warm in the cool weather of the coming months.
If this is the year you buy your first RV or upgrade your camper, it’s the perfect time. Community Choice offers a quick and easy application process that will get you on the road in no time! Click here for more.