Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Platte River Campground
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Location
Address: Empire, Michigan 49630
GPS: 44.71278, -86.11778
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Local Directions: From jct US 31 & Hwy 708: Go 5 mi NW on Hwy 708, then 3/4 mi W on Hwy 22, then 1/4 mi NW on Lake Michigan Rd.

Contact Information
Local Phone: 1-231-326-5134
Website: http://www.nps.gov/slbe/planyo...

Open
All year

  Sites
96 RV Sites, 83 Tent Sites, 96 Electric and Water, 83 No Hookup

Rates
Daily Rates: $12.00 - $21.00

Facilities & Services
Dump Station, Hot Showers, Restrooms

Recreation
Boat Ramp, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Swimming

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Total Sites179
   
RV Sites96
   
Tent Sites83
Electric and Water (96)No Hookup (83)
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Very Nice
BakemeaCherryPie
Newbie
July 28, 2013
Before staying there, be aware its a National Park CG and federal laws are in force. Extremely large tents and screen houses do not fit within the wood boundry with a fixed picnic table and fire pit. Also know the length of the parking pad beforehand so your unit will fit. No wheels allowed off pavement.
If you are looking for a quiet campground during the day and early night, this one is not for you. Early spring and fall camping is actually the best! Mostly adults then during the weekday. The Ranger staff is the greatest. But if you violate, expect contact with the law enforcement Rangers. Also when making reservations, those folks don't know anything about the campground other than what is written down in front of them, and yes, they will say your tent or RV will fit, not! Call the Platte River CG direct for site size etc, but you cannot reserve with them by phone. Each site has 50 amp, 30 amp and 2- 20 amp in the electric box. NO on-site water hookup; fill up at the dump station or carry water from individual areas within the campground. BE aware of fire danger before making a camp fire ! Canoe the Platte River, BUT it gets really busy, crowded and roudy due to alcohol. Pets MUST be on a 6 foot leash and not tied to run around to poop in the surrounding sites and pick up the POOP !!
But its a great CG in the winter too. One half of loop one remains open in the winter but only a select few sites. Heated Bath

We stayed here in a 5th Wheel.
 
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