Camping is a key contributor in the state's overall $17+ billion Pure Michigan tourism industry.
The State of Michigan has more than 950 licensed private recreation vehicle parks and campgrounds, with more than 111,000 licensed camp sites.
More than 160 county or government operated campgrounds with over 14,700 sites — from rustic to full-service — around the state.
The State of Michigan is home to 98 state parks and recreation areas — as well as 133 state forest campgrounds — under the auspices of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and 7 forests / parks / lakeshores in Michigan under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service, collectively offering 15,000 sites on state and federal lands designated for camping.
Camping encourages visitors and locals alike to partake in activities such as boating, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, paddling, pedaling, golfing, geocaching, nature watching, photography, and other outdoor activities, which also highlight Michigan's great outdoors.