8.5 Excellent
Champion, Michigan

Van Riper State Park

Champion, Michigan

851 County Rd AKE, Champion, MI 49814
Champion, Michigan 41814
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 0
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 46.520795
Longitude: -87.984691

Elevation: 1583' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access ?
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes
  • Casino Casino ?

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2 Reviews

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Following a beautiful drive along the shore of Lake Superior, with a stop at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, we ventured further west to beautiful Van Riper State Park on Lake Michigamme. There are 2 campgrounds, one "Rustic" with 40 sites and the other "Modern" with 147 sites. We opted for the "Modern" with electric hookup (water was spaced throughout the campground). Sites are well-spaced, fairly level grass and dirt with plenty of space between campers, but not a whole lot of privacy. Each site has a nice picnic table and a fire ring. Firewood is available at the check-in as well as ice. We arrived at 4:30pm on a Monday and there were lots of sites available. Very friendly person at the dest gave us a map and told us to take a drive through and pick a spot from the many available. We picked #43, forested on one side and close to the beach. We were disappointed with the road noise at first, but it quieted down at night. Also train tracks nearby with a train arriving at 7 pm and another at 7 am so it didn't bother us during the night. Just steps from our sites was a stairway down to the lake and we experienced a beautiful sunset the first night. The swimming beach was a short walk from the site. We would definitely stay here again! We camped at Van Riper State Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The sandy beach is beautiful, and there is a bath house, benches and a playground. There are some nice nature walks and wildlife viewing areas. Also several walking paths with beach access leading to another part of the park with boat launch and convention center. We liked it so much we decided to stay an additional night and set out on our bicycles and were able to find a nice 17 mile ride down a quiet logging road across the highway toward Clowry and back again. It was great fun.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Oh, my! What a beautiful park! On-line reservations were made with ReserveAmerica, so their up-charge is reflected in the rate. Check in was friendly and easy. Our site was ADA, which I did not knowingly request. Perhaps a glitch with RA, or perhaps I wasn't paying attention and clicked through the reservation process. We are only here for an overnight, so no problem according to the ranger. Sites are very roomy - electric only. This campground is very family friendly; satellite-friendly not so much, but our site worked. And - the best for last - FREE WiFi! We are very impressed with Michigan state parks. MI DNR you are three for three. Well done! We camped at Van Riper State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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