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Betsie River Camp Site

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Bowling Green, Ohio
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We (3 families) stayed here after Sleeping Bear Dunes Campground filled up. They were kind enough to be able to get three campsites all together. Apparently to get into the Dunes campground you have to book more dates than you need and then go back and cancel them after the time is 6 months ahead. Nasty little loophole that people...

Thank QuinnLynnCa
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I didn't realize when booking campsites in Michigan you should start doing it in the winter. It was early spring when I looked, and most places were booked the weekend we were looking to stay, Betsie River had some good reviews, so we gave it a try. we arrived on Thursday to a pretty empty campsite which was nice, we...

Thank Ally O
New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We visited this campsite outside of peak season. The site was clean. The bathrooms were clean (and heated!). And the staff were really great. We forgot a couple small items and they were quick to help us out with the things we needed - all with a smile on their faces. It is situated near a small town with a...

Thank Ans_SA
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We'd never been to the Frankfort area and needed a campsite for a couple of nights. Betsie River had good reviews and it sounded like a good base camp to explore the area. A big fishing event on the Betsie River was taking place and apparently this place is really popular with the fishermen - campground was full and there...

Thank puremichigan2015
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We stayed there five nights. There were some thing we liked and some things we didn't. One thing that really impressed me was the fact that they had big dusk-to-dawn lights, but they didn't use them! Since we have a pop up, ambient lighting is often an issue at night. The staff was very friendly too. It was nice to...

2Thank Eric18_13
Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great campground with clean facilities. Short 5 minute drive to either local Lake Michigan beaches: Frankfort or Elberta. You'll want to go to the Elberta side if you want a place to take your dog. Looking forward to visiting again!

1Thank Angelkw-71
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We (husband, 2 elementary age kids, myself) don't normally enjoy campgrounds--we prefer hike-in sites so we can enjoy peace and quiet in nature. However, we needed a place to spend a night before catching a ferry to North Manitou Island, and Betsie River Campsite was one of the nicest campgrounds I've stayed in. It is family run, and the family...

2Thank trueindigo
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 29 July 2016

No state campgrounds sites available so took a chance on Betsie River. Homey, small, quiet; clean bathrooms, good hot showers. Nice family run private campground. The pull through sites are very narrow and small, so if you like your space, probably not a good choice. We were in the back row with the tents, 2 sites beside each other, so...

Thank Ehancick
DeWitt, Michigan
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Came here for the weekend with my husband and puppy, and our daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter meet us and we had a fantastic 4 day camping weekend,. We have a pop up and they had a tent, the weather was beautiful and the campsites were clean and quite large. The campground is very well maintained and the owners super friendly...

1Thank SharieN_13
Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend in June this year. Pros: Pleasant staff, camp store where you can buy firewood and other supplies, very affordable, clean grounds, clean restrooms, great location (in the woods, but close to Benzonia for any errands you might need to make). Cons: Only one - I wished the lots were more private....

Thank Angela J

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )

Additional Information about Betsie River Camp Site

Address: 1923 River Rd, Frankfort, MI 49635-9395
Region: United States > Michigan > Benzie County > Frankfort
Number of rooms: 120
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“Back row (tent row) has most privacy. If you get a cabin, get the one farthest from the road.”
trueindigo, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are no bad sites here.”
SharieN_13, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The cabins are perfect if you can get one!”
197dirkb, 26 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Tell Daylene what you need in your site and she'll make sure you get a good match”
FarmerJane, 6 Jul 2013 | Read review
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