Camping

Beaver Island has two established campgrounds. Both are owned and operated by the Island Townships.  Also, approximately 35% of the Island is State forest land.

OPEN: From April 1st to the last of November
RESERVATIONS: There are no reservations taken.  It is on a first come, first serve basis. Note: Campgrounds are rarely full more than one day at a time.
SHOWERS: The Emerald Isle Hotel offers a dedicated bath, soap and towels included. $10.00 per adult, $5.00 per child.
MAPS: New 2013 Island maps are for sale at the Chamber of Commerce office, next to the Ferry Dock. Or we can send you a map via mail for $7.00 including shipping and handling.
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SAINT JAMES TOWNSHIP CAMPGROUND

 

SAINT JAMES TOWNSHIP CAMPGROUND BILL WAGNER PEAINE TOWNSHIP CAMPGROUND
LOCATION: St. James Township Campground is located on the north end of Beaver Island.  It is off Donegal Bay Road one mile outside the Harbor.  The campground overlooks Lake Michigan and Garden Island, with views of Squaw and Whiskey Islands.$5.00 per night per campsite LOCATION: The Bill Wagner, Peaine Township Campground is located on the East side of Beaver Island.  It is seven miles south of the St. James Harbor, accessed via the East Side Road.  The campground is on the shore of Lake Michigan with a view of the west coast of mainland Michigan.$10.00 per night per campsite
 St. James Township Campground  Bill Wagner, Peaine Township Campground
SITES: There are twelve campsites in the park.  All sites are rustic/primitive in nature.  There are no showers or electricity. There are pit toilets and hand pumps. SITES: There are twenty-two campsites in the park. All sites are rustic/primitive in nature. There are no
showers or electricity.  There are pit toilets and hand pumps.

 

Other points that may be of interest:

See Transportation for information about how to get to the other islands in the archipelago for camping.

See Recreation for information about guided trips, expeditions, and ecotours.

See accommodations for the Island’s Bed and Breakfasts, Hotel and Motels, and Cabins and Cottages for Rent.