Beaver Island has two established campgrounds. Both are owned and operated by the Island Townships.

Beaver Island Retreat – Glamping that provides luxury outdoor accommodations designed to bring you unprecedented comfort while experiencing serenity and dark skies in nature unspoiled. Environmentally friendly and focused on protecting the island’s natural resources, The Retreat provides almost everything you need to be comfortably immersed in nature. Your Hotel Safari Tent has over 180 Sq. Ft. of interior space with all the amenities of a hotel room. Safari Tent areas are very private, designed so guests can be fully independent at their tent for leisure, cooking, and campfires when disconnecting from the world. Our guest kitchen, laundry, and pavilion with a complete bar area are open 24 hours a day and fully stocked with appliances to make your experience easy and stress-free. Our individual bathhouses are exclusively designed with high-end amenities, providing privacy and comfort when needed most. Unlimited Ice. Unlimited Firewood. Unlimited Lump Charcoal. Bottle of Wine on arrival. Learn more at
(330) 413-4434 Address 34195 Kings Hwy, Beaver Island.
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Township Owned Campgrounds

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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. $20.00 per night with no electricity per campsite and $30.00 per night with  electricity per campsiteLOCATION: 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 eighteen campsites in the park.  All sites are rustic/primitive in nature.  There are pit toilets, a porta potty building 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.

OPEN: From May 25 to the end of October.

RESERVATIONS: Use our Online Reservation System

SHOWERS: 4 outside showers with hot and cold water

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.

MAPS: New Island maps are for sale at the Chamber of Commerce office, in the Community Center. Or we can send you a map via mail for $7.00 including shipping and handling.

See Glamping, There is also a private venue which provides a luxury camping experience known as Glamping.

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