Great Family-Friendly Campgrounds Near Grand Rapids

Sandy beaches & boat rentals. S’mores by the fire & sleeping under the stars. These Grand Rapids campgrounds have all the makings of a kid-friendly summer vacation!

Woodchip Campground (Byron Center) See why families love to go to Woodchip! With 122 grassy, shaded sites — and fun activities to pack every hour — you’ll also see why no one wants to leave! Let the kids enjoy the pool and playground, inflatables, arts & crafts, barrel train rides, and a giant jumping pillow — plus free root beer floats for the perfect cool-down. There’s even a dog park for four-legged family members!

Tyler Creek Golf & Camp (Alto) With amenities for every one in the bunch — even a 9-hole golf course, parents — put a trip to Tyler Creek on your summer bucket list! Take dips in the 50,000-gallon pool, go tubing on the creek, and see what you’ll catch from the fishing pond or cold-water trout stream. Bring the kids on evening walks to Tyler’s Treats Ice Cream Shop — then let them burn off energy in the bounce houses!

Indian Valley Campground and Canoe Livery (Middleville) Bring your family to Indian Valley and camp out right next to the Thornapple River! Choose from large, grassy, shaded sites (modern and rustic available) and splash at the heated indoor pool or sandy swimming beach. On top of mini-golf, wagon rides, a playground, and paddleboats to rent, the whole family can fish together — on the Thornapple, or at the spring-fed pond. Rent bikes, canoes, or kayaks and make memories that’ll last all summer long!

Steamboat Park Campground (Jenison) An RV campground just seven miles from Downtown Grand Rapids, Steamboat Park is the place to be, families! Hang back to enjoy a heated pool or head out on the Grand River for an epic adventure! (Many campsites are right on the river, and watercraft are welcome at no extra cost.) While you’re here, pack a picnic and board The Grand Lady — a paddlewheel riverboat that offers sightseeing cruises!

Wabasis Lake Campground (Greenville) Nestled on Wabasis Lake with more than a mile of shoreline, this spot features 75 spacious sites, plus cabin rentals with gorgeous lake views. Let the kids swing & swim at a playground on the beach, or rent tandem kayaks and go for a family float!

Duke Creek Campground (Cedar Springs) With a heated outdoor pool, horseback riding, fishing, a playground, game room, and barrel train rides — camping at Duke Creek might be your best decision all summer! Choose from over 100 sites (or rustic and modern cabin rentals) and enjoy special themed activities that pack this campground’s seasonal calendar!

Cedar Springs RV Resort (Cedar Springs) Staying at a top-rated Good Sam Park with your pick of 150+ sites on a private, five-acre lake? It’s a guaranteed great time for the whole family! Add boat rentals and a swimming beach — plus a game room and free weekend hayrides — and you start to paint the fun-filled picture of Cedar Springs RV Resort in summertime!