Learn about camping and boondocking in Michigan

Boondocking in Michigan!

Boondocking in Michigan offers a lot of free camping opportunities due to the three national forests in the state, along with the state offering free camping within its state forest system. There are also dispersed camping within the state’s wildlife management areas and state fishing lakes.

Michigan Boondocking Map

This Michigan Boondocking Map contains locations of free boondocking and free campgrounds where bloggers and YouTubers have produced detailed reviews. Click on a map marker to access their reviews…

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Michigan Boondocking Maps

Dispersed Camping in Michigan

Updated: March 29, 2024

Michigan is not well-known for dispersed camping, but there are definitely some picturesque places for free camping and boondocking in...

Places to Camp for Free in Michigan

Michigan State Camping Laws and Regulations

Is Camping Allowed on Michigan State Land?

Updated: March 28, 2024

Yes, camping is allowed on Michigan state land. Michigan state lands are managed by Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Existing...

Michigan Rest Area Rules

Updated: April 5, 2024

Is overnight parking allowed at Michigan rest areas? How long can you stay at a Michigan rest area? Is camping...

Federal Lands in Michigan