Winter is Michigan’s unsung hero of seasons, with state parks and trails offering miles of trails to explore, the opportunity to create great stories to share over campfires, and remote campsites and cozy cabins to tuck into for the evening.
Before you go
Select the winter camping destination right for you. Experienced campers know that winter is a great season for both RVs and tents, with some lesser-known parks and campsites that may be overlooked in summer becoming cold-weather dream destinations. Winter camping is available in select campgrounds statewide, plus cabins, yurts, geodesic domes and lodges.
Winter RV rentals are available. Reserve your site, then have one of the permitted businesses deliver to your selected destination.
Make sure you have the right gear, and plan ahead for the weather. Get tips on how to dress, but if you aren't quite ready to invest in cold weather gear, consider renting a winter weather kit from Arrive Outdoors, our latest These Goods are Good for Michigan partner.
Click on the region you're interested in – parks that offer winter camping will show as purple on the map. Then, be sure to narrow down your dates, equipment and number of people in your camping party. There are backcountry camping options too! Please note: only a handful of parks keep modern restrooms and showers open during the winter months.
Click on the region you're interested in – locations that offer winter overnight lodging will show as purple on the map. Then, be sure to narrow down your dates and number of people in your party. There are modern lodging options too!