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Betsie River Camp Site – Frankfort, Michigan

We’re inching north everyday, and the views become increasingly beautiful. We pulled into Betsie River Camp Site in Frankfort, Michigan and fell in love with the area. The coastal community offers a historic downtown with modern dining and miles of beachfront parks. The Betsie Valley Trail runs right in front of the campground and winds through Lake Betsie and into the expansive Lake Michigan.


Here’s the breakdown:

Location: Frankfort, Michigan

GPS: 44.61842, -86.21477

Price: RV Sites starting at $35/night & Cabins starting at $75/night

Date/Temp: The weather was perfect during our stay. The days were a sunny 65 degrees, and the lows dropped into the mid 40s. We camped here from June 7-10th.

Amenities: The RV sites offer water & electric hookups and the campground has free internet that works well. We streamed movies and uploaded videos to our YouTube channel. There’s also a cafe in the lobby that serves breakfast and lunch. If you’re looking for some daily activities, bike & kayak rentals are available. There’s a central bathhouse with toilets and showers – during our stay it remained very clean.


Noise: Betsie River Camp Site was very peaceful. Regular foot traffic and conversation took place during the day, and campfires into the evening. This is a family-friendly park where the visitors seem to be respectful of each-other.

Wifi/Cell: Our T-Mobile hotspot received no service, but our AT&T had solid 4G LTE connection. The park’s wifi worked great, and we remained connected to it throughout our visit.

Grocery/Errands: The town of Frankfort is a mile away and had everything we needed. The grocery store, post office, shopping, and dining are all a short drive away.

Dog Friendly: The campground is dog friendly and so is the town. We were able to walk river on the beach and let her test the waters of Lake Michigan. The city also offers free doggy-bags to encourage owners to pick up after their pets.

Entertainment: The hiking trails were our favorite form of entertainment. We could hop onto the Betsie Valley Trail from our campsite and walk through downtown and to the beaches of Lake Michigan. There are multiple lighthouses, antique shops, and ice cream parlors to check out, too!

If you’re up for a 20 mile adventure, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is located north in Empire.

Check out our vlog of touring Frankfort:


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Disclaimer – A big thanks to Betsie River Camp Site for allowing us to camp free of charge.  As usual our thoughts and opinions are our own and not swayed or purchased.  We just like to explore and discover new places!

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