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Camping Grounds Traverse City MI

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Jellystone Nordic Center
(231) 947-2770
4050 Hammond Rd E
Traverse City, MI
 
Holiday Park Campgrounds
(231) 943-4410
4860 Us Highway 31 S
Traverse City, MI
 
Traverse City Koa
(231) 269-3203
9700 N M 37
Buckley, MI
 
Honcho Rest Campground
(231) 264-8548
8988 Cairn Hwy
Elk Rapids, MI
 
Torch Grove Campgrounds
(231) 322-2891
6815 Crystal
Rapid City, MI
 
Camp Arbutus
(231) 933-9405
1350 E Arbutus Lake Rd
Traverse City, MI
 
Leelanau Pines
(231) 228-5742
Lake Shore Rd
Cedar, MI
 
Vacation Village
(231) 264-8636
714 Glenwood Dr
Elk Rapids, MI
 
Lake Leelanau Rv Park
(231) 256-7236
3101 S Lake Shore Dr
Lake Leelanau, MI
 
Walker's Landing
(269) 857-2013
6275 River Rd
Saugatuck, 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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