Platte River Campground is located in the southern district of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, on the lower peninsula of Michigan.
Platte River Campground – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Number of Sites: 179 sites
Campsites with electrical hook-up for 1-6 persons: 96
Campsites with no electrical hook-up for 1-6 persons: 53
Walk-in Sites for 1-6 persons: 25
Platte River Group Campsites (hike-in, tents only) for 7-25 persons: 5 Total Sites
Standard Electric Site – $31
Standard non-electric site – $26
Tent only site – $22
Group camp- tent only $50
Senior/Access Camping Fee: $
Reservations: Yes, reservations can be made on Reservation.org or by calling (877) 444-6777
Campground Address: 5685 Lake Michigan Road, Honor, MI
- 44° 42′ 46.0001″ N
- 86° 7′ 4.0001″ W
RV Length: Check each site for max length. Some say 30 feet others 35 feet
Bear Boxes: Store food and scented items in a vehicle trunk, RV, bear box or secure metal container, day and night.
Flush Toilets: Yes
Quiet Hours: Quiet hours are 10:00 p.m.– 6 :00 a.m.
Generators: Generator use is prohibited at Platte River Campground.
Pets Allowed: Pets must be on a six-foot leash at all times.
Amenities at each campsite: picnic table, fire ring, tent pad.
Firewood: There is firewood for sale in the campground
You can only burn firewood that is approved by the park service. Firewood may be purchased between the entrances of Loops 2 & 3.
A list of Lakeshore approved vendors is available at http://www.nps.gov/slbe/planyourvisit/firewood.htm
The maximum number of people in a campsite: 6
The number of cars per campsite:
Checkout time:12 noon
Campground Amenities: there are hot showers at the Platte River Campground
Platte River Campground Reservations
Are campground Reservations Available? Yes
Phone Number? (877) 444-6777
How Far Ahead can you make a reservation? Reserve a campsite up to six months in advance for arrival dates of May 1 through October 15
First Come, First Served?
Is wifi Available? We did not find wifi
Is cellular Phone Service Available?
Pay Phone on site? Yes
Is camp host available on site? Yes
Is firewood available for purchase? yes
Fire pit in the site? yes
Picnic Table in the site? yes
Bear Box in site/area? Store food and scented items in a vehicle trunk, RV, bear box or secure metal container, day and night.
Potable Water? yes
How to get to Platte River Campground
From the east (Traverse City): Take State Highway M-72 west to Empire. Turn south on State Highway M-22. Proceed 10 miles and turn right on Lake Michigan Road. Follow the signs to Platte River Campground.
From the south (US-31/M-115): At the junction of U.S. Route 31 and M-115, continue north for seven miles. Turn left on Platte Road. Proceed five miles and turn right on M-22. Proceed one mile and turn left on Lake Michigan Road. Follow the signs to Platte River Campground.
Important Dates for Campground
Camping is limited to 14 days.
A park pass is required for all vehicles using the campground, including visitors who are visiting campers.
Campers cannot register for more than one site.
Camping is permitted ONLY in designated areas, on the established tent pads, and parking pads.
Quiet hours are 10:00 p.m.– 6 :00 a.m.
Rollerblades, skates, skateboards, scooters, and similar devices are prohibited in the campground.
Pets must be on a six-foot leash at all times.
Photos of Campground
Head over to this article on Sleeping Bear Dunes Camping to see all of the camping options in the park.
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