Whitewater Township Park
Camping on Elk Lake
Camping close to Traverse City and Elk Rapids, Michigan
55 Campsites for Tents and RVs
Elk Lake View Campsites
The campground at Whitewater Township Park is now closed for the 2022 season. The dock will be in at the launch until approximately the end of October. Please check back for information about the 2023 Free Camping Weekend in May.
Please direct inquires to Whitewater Township Offices at (231) 267-5141.
Free Camping Weekend in May
Every year the campground will re-open in May with Free Camping Weekend. Please check back next year to book your site for the free camping weekend.
Refund Policy (Modify or Cancel a Booking)
With at least 14 days’ notice of change in arrival and/or departure date that results in an overpayment, a refund will be issued, with the exception of the $8.00 reservation fee+ the 1st night camping fee.
If less than 14 days’ notice, no refund will be issued. Full camping fee only refunds will be given under certain limited circumstances. The $8.00 reservation
fee is nonrefundable. Full camping fee refunds must be approved by the Parks & Recreation Administrator.
No refunds will be given for early departure based on the weather or other discomforts of nature.
Within the Whitewater Township Park, there are approximately 2 miles of nature trails that wind through various landscape and gentle terrain. Maps are available at the Ranger Station located at the entrance of the campground.
A beach volleyball court is located north of the picnic/pavilion area.
A two-lane asphalt boat ramp with parking area (handicap accessible) and vault toilets (handicap accessible) are located adjacent to the picnic area.
The picnic/pavilion area includes a marked swimming area (swim at your own risk; there is no lifeguard on duty), playground equipment, charcoal grills, large fire pit, and a hand pump for drinking water. Electricity is available when renting the pavilion.
Pavilion reservations will be accepted beginning January 1, for the upcoming season, with payment due within 30 days. For reservations made after April 1, payment is due within 7 days. Reservation fees shall be waived for school groups and non-profit organizations whose physical address is in Whitewater Township.
Pavilion Rental Fee: $100.00. If cancellation is 30 days or more in advance, $25.00 of the $100.00 fee is non-refundable. No refunds if cancellation is less than 30 days in advance.
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Camping in Northern Michigan
55 campsites near Traverse City and Elk Rapids, Michigan.
Access to sandy beach and boat launch on Elk Lake.