Camping Grounds Grand Rapids MI

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Grand Rogue Campgrounds
(616) 361-1053
6400 W River Rd Ne
Belmont, MI
Dome World Recreation
(616) 878-1518
400 84th St Sw
Byron Center, MI
Baldwin Oaks Campground
(616) 669-1600
4700 Baldwin St
Hudsonville, MI
Dutch Treat Camping & Recreation
(616) 772-4303
10300 Gordon St
Zeeland, MI
Hungry Horse Campground
(616) 681-9836
2016 142nd Ave
Dorr, MI
Woodchip Rv Park
(616) 878-9050
7501 Burlingame Ave Sw
Byron Center, MI
Tyler Creek Golf Club & Camp
(616) 868-6751
13495 92nd St Se
Alto, MI
River Pines Rv Park
(616) 895-6601
8275 Warner St
Allendale, MI
Conestoga Grand River Campground
(616) 837-6323
9720 Oriole Dr
Coopersville, MI
Lake Side Camp Park
(616) 696-1735
13677 White Creek Ave Ne
Cedar Springs, MI

Campsite Courtesy

"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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