Most of Michigans campgrounds are located on the little peninsula of land that looks like it should be part of Wisconsin. This is because that is where a majority of Michigan's National Parks are located and campgrounds generally tend to follow National Parks.
Keeweenaw National Park and Pictured Rocks National Park are both popular destinations on Michigan's northern extension that pull in a lot of tourist traffic. Both are an easy day-trip from a majority of the campgrounds that dot the peninsula between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
At Keeweenaw, the park serves as a commemoration of the copper mine and former industry that existed on the territory for the previous 7,000 years. Natives turned the shiny copper into tools and implements; modern day settlers set up industrial operations that made the region rich but exhausted the supply of the metal.
Pictured Rocks Park is just as it sounds, a beautiful collection of geologic formations that make for a picturesque park. Sandstone cliffs and dunes mixed in with waterfalls, all on the shore of Lake Superior makes this a classic tourist draw that have many reaching for their cameras more than once.
There are several campgrounds convenient to the Pictured Rocks and Keeweenaw. Colwell Campground and Camp Seven Lake Campground both sit roughly equidistant between the two a campground anywhere on the lake will serve you well for seeing these two parks.
Michigan is known for its harsh climate, so be prepared for the weather to turn nasty if you're camping anytime other than the middle of summer. Even then, the weather coming off the lake can be unpredictable. Check the forecast and be prepared for the weather. Also check with the campground to make sure they're open for the season or they haven't shut down for the winter already if you're camping in Spring or Fall.
Michigan campgrounds can get crowded during peak times and often sell out. Eliminate the need to pull your kids out of school early to get a prime campsite by booking your spot online before you leave.