Michigan Campground Ranked Among Top 5 Best in the US
Have you visited this Northern Michigan campground?
The original 20 campgrounds in the running were chosen by a panel of outdoor adventure and road trip experts, and then it was put up to a public vote.
Platte River Campground ended up coming in at No. 4 USA Today's poll.
Here's USA Today's praise for Platte River Campground,
Platte River Campground is located within walking distance of both the river and the beaches of Lake Michigan, within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on the lower peninsula of Michigan. Each campsite has a fire ring and picnic table, with restrooms and showers available in each camp section. For more primitive campers, the White Pine "backcountry" campground is available on a nearby trail.
The National Park Service says they've heard Platte River Campground referred to as "the Cadillac of all campgrounds".
In terms of amenities, Platte River Campground also trash/ recycling collection, Internet connectivity, food storage lockers, firewood for sale, picnic shelters, a fish cleaning station, grills, and an amphitheater.
The campground's location makes it ideal for folks who want to hike, canoe, kayak, swim, bike, and fish -- or just take in the gorgeous Michigan landscape!
It's also located off one of the most scenic highways in the nation, M-22.
So which campgrounds beat out Platte River? Sunbury Columbus North KOA Campground in Ohio came in at No. 1.
To be honest, I checked out their website, and it does look pretty cool.
Here's what USA Today has to say about it,
This Ohio KOA campground occupies 100 acres (40 of them wooded) with its own 5-acre stocked fishing pond. Guests enjoy access to a dog park, swimming pool, wifi, basketball court and workout room. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent.
Here's the rest of the top 5 campgrounds:
- Sunbury / Columbus North KOA - Sunbury, Ohio
- Imagination Mountain Camp Resort - Cosby, TN
- Campground at James Island County Park - Charleston, S.C.
- Platte River Campground - Honor, MI
- Brattleboro North KOA - East Dummerston, Vermont