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Camping is a key contributor to the state's $17 billion tourism industry. The declaration supports the economic and recreational contributions that the camping industry provides to Michigan's overall tourism, as well as promoting camping as an inexpensive and family-friendly recreation option year-round in our state.
Michigan has more than 950 licensed, private, recreation vehicle parks and campgrounds, with more than 111,000 licensed campsites. The state has more than 160 county or government operated campgrounds with over 14,700 sites-from rustic to full-service. Michigan also boasts over 307,000 licensed recreational vehicles, including motor homes and travel trailers.
Michigan is home to 102 state parks and recreation areas-as well as 134 state forest campgrounds-under the auspices of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and seven forests/parks/lakeshores in Michigan under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service. Collectively, Michigan offers 15,000 sites on state and federal lands designated for camping.