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Camping in Michigan’s rich landscape is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life while finding a deeper connection with nature — all things that complement cannabis consumption. When you have the itch to get out and explore some of the top-rated camping sites in Michigan, use this guide from the experts at JARS to find the right spot for you and your crew. 

South Higgins Lake State Park – Roscommon, MI

Head to Northeast Michigan to take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of Higgins Lake, bring along a metal detector to try your luck at searching for ancient treasures along the shoreline, or rent a canoe for a day under the sun. No matter what activities you decide to get into, this tranquil park allows you to experience true serenity and observe some of Michigan’s wildlife in their natural habitat. As the second-largest campground in the state park system, there is no shortage of options when it comes to top-rated campsites. 

Tahquamenon Falls State Park – Paradise, MI

Soak in the sights and sounds of one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River at the Tahquamenon Falls State Park in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Spanning nearly 50,000 acres of undeveloped woodlands with gushing waterfalls, endless hiking trails, and 13 inland lakes, there’s more to love about this camping destination than just its enchanting waterfall. 

Enjoy this park with that special someone or put together a group trip for all of your friends to make memories that last a lifetime. Depending on your style, you can book a real backcountry experience or go for a more modern setup. 

Huron-Manistee National Forest – Manistee, MI

Get lost in the endless sea of Jack Pine trees and fall head over heels for the winding rivers and creeks in Northwest Michigan at Huron-Manistee National Forest. Tucked between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, this iconic park sprawls nearly one million acres, making it perfect for a weekend adventure. With a wide range of campsites available, you can choose to camp alongside the lake, scenic rivers, streams, and, of course, deep in the woods.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – Munising, MI

You may have heard of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore before and trust us—this park lives up to its dazzling reputation. With sandstone cliffs, sheltered beaches, towering dunes, lakeside views, and thick forests at every turn, it’s no wonder this visually arresting area is a must-see for camping connoisseurs. Besides the usual hiking, kayaking, showstopping scenery, and wildlife sightings, camping is extremely popular at this location. Make a reservation beforehand to make sure that you have the perfect spot for your outdoor endeavors. 

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – Empire, MI

Located on the northeast shore of Lake Michigan, this world-renowned location is known for its giant scalable dunes, which truly take your breath away at first glance. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore also features long stretches of sandy beaches, forest-lined trails, historic farmhouses, and fragments of old shipwrecks.

Fit for the adventurous soul, there’s a lot to explore at this enchanting destination and plenty of places to pop a tent. From riverside campgrounds with electric hook-ups, showers, and modern restrooms to reservable sites for groups of up to 20 people on South Manitou Island, you can find exactly what you need.

Porcupine Mountains State Park – Ontonagon, MI

Affectionately dubbed the “Porkies” by locals and regulars, the Porcupine Mountains State Park is perfect for an “off the grid” getaway. With over 60,000 acres of old-growth forests, waterfalls, rivers, babbling brooks, and 90 miles of hiking trails, it would behoove you to pack a good old-fashioned map to explore Michigan’s largest state park. This massive park features both modern and rustic campgrounds so there is something to fit every kind of camper. 

Sleepy Hollow State Park – Laingsburg, MI

Take in the unspoiled splendor of this peaceful gem in East Central Michigan. Filled with the calls of over 228 species of birds including blue jays, bald eagles, and waterfowl, this destination is a dream world for birdwatchers and anyone who appreciate wildlife. Hikers can also enjoy Sleepy Hollows State Park with miles of trails that wind through woodland forests and prairie grasses. Pitching a tent won’t be an issue here with approximately 181 modern campsites to choose from. 

Happy camping. 

When you pack your suitcase and camping gear for your next adventure, make sure to make a pit stop at the nearest JARS location to satisfy your cannabis needs. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful, introspective strain to help you reflect in the great outdoors or an energetic strain to carry you through a day hike, our budtenders will be able to point you in the right direction. 

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