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DH Day Campground is located in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, in Northwest Michigan. It's a popular family campground that provides a rustic camping experience while being close to the amenities andattractions of the national lakeshore. The campground sits near the shores of Lake Michigan and is known for its beautiful scenery and access to outdoor activities.

Camping Facilities

  • Sites: The campground offers approximately 88 rustic campsites suitable for tents and small trailers.
  • Amenities: Each campsite has a fire ring and a picnic table. There are several vault toilets throughout the campground and potable water spigots available.
  • No Hookups: There are no electrical, water, or sewer hookups at the sites. This maintains the rustic campground feel.
  • Generators: Limited generator use may be permitted during specific hours, but it's best to check the current rules before your visit.


  • Hiking: Access to a network of trails is close to the campground for day hikes or serene walks.
  • Beach Access: Gorgeous beach stretches along Lake Michigan are nearby, ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and picnics.
  • Dune Climbing: The famous Dune Climb is a short drive away, offering a fun and challenging activity for all ages.
  • Biking: Paved and unpaved biking trails are available throughout the park.
  • Scenic Drives: Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive offers stunning views of the dunes and Lake Michigan.

Reservations and Fees

  • Reservations: The campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved.
  • Fees: There is a nightly fee for camping, which should be checked on the National Park Service's official website or by contacting the park directly, as rates can change.


  • Noise: Quiet hours are typically enforced to ensure a peaceful environment.
  • Pets: Pets are allowed but must be leashed and cannot be left unattended. Specific areas of the park may be off-limits to pets.
  • Alcohol: Alcohol regulations can vary, so it's important to inform yourself about current policies.
  • Check-in / Check-out: Specific times for check-in and check-out should be observed.

Seasonal Information

  • Operating Season: DH Day Campground is usually open from spring through fall, but exact dates can vary due to weather and other factors.
  • Weather: Conditions can be unpredictable, and nights can be cool even in summer. Campers should be prepared for a range of weather conditions.

Contact Information

For the most current information and to ensure you have the latest updates about DH Day Campground:

  • Website: Visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s official website from the National Park Service.
  • Phone: Call the visitor center for any specific queries or concerns before your trip.
  • Address: Ensure you have the correct address or GPS coordinates for navigation to the campground.


Camping at DH Day Campground in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore can be a memorable experience for those looking for a rustic getaway amidst one of Michigan’s natural treasures. Ensure to plan ahead, follow the campground's and park's rules, and respect the natural environment to enjoy a safe and enjoyable camping trip.

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