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  • 1923 River Road, Frankfort, MI 49635, USA
  • 231-352-9535

Excellent Salmon, Trout, Perch fishing in Lake Michigan or fishing off of Frankforts beautiful piers, also several other inland lakes nearby. Fish cleaning station, fish freezing, beautiful Lake Michigan beaches within 2 miles, large grassy sites with scattered shade. Rental cabins available. On 22 Mile, Hiking and Biking Trail.

Phone: 231-352-9535

Max RV Length: 80

Latitude/Longitude: 44.614276 , -86.197051

Total Sites: 100

Camping Season: April 15 - October 10


  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi


Going North on US 31 From Junction of M-115 and US 31 at Benzonia, go 2 miles further North to River Road (AKA Traverse Ave or 608) and turn Left (West) and go 5 1/2 miles to the campground. Going South on US 31 From Junction of M-115 and US 31 at Beulah, go 1 block South to River Road (AKA Traverse Ave or 608) and turn Right (West) and go 5 1/2 miles to the campground. Going North on M-22 Go to Elberta to the bridge and turn Left (East) at River Road, go 1 mile to the campground. Going South on M-22 Go into Frankfort, turn Right at the AandW (still M-22) and go to bridge. Turn Left at River Road and go 1 mile to the campground.


Thursday 04/19/2018 0%
Mainly sunny. High 41F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 04/20/2018 10%
A mainly sunny sky. High 43F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 04/21/2018 0%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 44F. Winds light and variable.
Sunday 04/22/2018 10%
A mainly sunny sky. High 48F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 04/23/2018 0%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High near 50F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

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  • Member Since: November 20, 2012
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Rude Mgmt Disgusting Restrooms


July 9, 2010

I want to share a terrible experience at Betsie River Campsite. At 10 oclock I suddenly needed to use the restroom. You know how it is, you are eating and sleeping differently while camping and suddenly it hits you. I quickly walk to the restrooms praying I don't have an accident on the way. There is a sign that says "Restroom Closed for Cleaning". I am standing there and a middle aged woman with short blonde hair and a masculine persona tells me the bathrooms are closed. I said it was an emergency. She said it didn't matter, she wasn't going to open the bathrooms just for me. I asked what I should do. She said, "What would you do if you were at Wal-Mart?" That question is wrong on so many levels I won't try to address it. With no other options I went into a stall and used the restroom while this woman shouted profanity at me while I did my business. When I was finished the owner, Wilbert Lavely, prevented me from leaving the restroom and asked me if I could read. I said I had an emergency and he asked me over and over if I could read. I told him to call the police and let's let them resolve this. He said the sign posted there had been there for years and that I should know the restrooms were closed for an hour. I told him it was my first visit. Finally he let me out of the restroom while the woman who I originally dealt with screamed profanity at me. I went to Barbara Lavely in the office to get my refund and leave. She explained that this happenned all the time and the woman who cleans the restroom gets frustrated because she can't get her work done. I told her that there needs to be a place for people to use the restroom at all times at a campsite. She said that they are willing to watch the women's room so that a guy can use it when the restroom is closed. Neither Wilbert or the blonde woman made that offer available to me. I would have gladly taken it. The campground itself is mediocre. Kind of a big grassy and rock-roaded parking lot. A handful of shady looking locals live on the site year round. I would recommend looking at the Platt River campground. Much nicer. Frankfort - the town and beaches are awesome. Just stay away from Betsie River Campsite and you will have a great time.

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