Scenic camping spots on the water to check out this weekend

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) – Nothing says “Pure Michigan” like a sweet camping spot on the water. It’s serene, the sunsets are amazing, and it’s an overall amazing way to spend a summer weekend. Here are 7 spots around West Michigan that you can camp on the water.

Silver Creek RV Resort

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Located in Silver Lake, Michigan and just steps away from Silver Lake and Lake Michigan beach, this beautifully landscaped park is exclusive to campers with RVs.

Cartier Park Campground

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Located in Ludington, Michigan this campground has so much to offer. From the carferry, to biking paths to the beautiful city beach and Ludington State Park, your camping experience can be as relaxing or adventurous as you choose.

Scottville Riverside Park

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Situated on the Pere Marquette River, Scottville Riverside Park will you give you a rustic feel, yet an adventurous camping experience.

Grand Haven State Park

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This breath-taking 48 acre park is located on the shore of Lake Michigan and the Grand River to the north. There are endless attractions from the pier and lighthouse, making a trip to the famous “Pronto Pups”, or checking out downtown Grand Haven’s surf shops and delicious restaurants. Camping in Grand Haven State Park will feel luxurious and have something to offer for all ages.

Holland State Park

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This expansive park is nestled between the two sandy beaches of Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa. It is perfect for lying under the sun all day, or renting a kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard to venture down the Lake Macatawa portion of the park.

Van Buren State Park Beach

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Located in South Haven, there are activities for rain or shine. On a sunny day can find yourself walking down the Pier or taking an hour ride on the “Lindy Lou”, an electric powered river launch, up and down the Black River. If the weather is not looking like a beach day,

Muskegon State Park

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Offering hiking trails, fishing, a boat launch, and even a metal detecting area, this state park of Muskegon has a lot to offer. Walk along two miles of shoreline on Lake Michigan, onto Muskegon Lake. The views are priceless, making your camping trip memorable.

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