- 5020 116th Avenue, Allegan, MI 49010, USA
Located within the Allegan State Game Area, Ely Lake Campground offers a quality camping experience that is located close to town but has a definite backcountry feel. Ely Lake contains 73 primitive campsites (16 of which are open to equestrian camping), vault toilets, and a swimming beach on Ely Lake. You will also find DNR Public Access sites to both Ely and Little Tom Lakes. (Ely has a no motor rule, so bring your canoe or row boat!) Ely is open year round, so come out and enjoy some fabulous fall or winter camping! Ely also has several trails for hiking and cross-country skiing.
Max RV Length: 40
Check-in Time: 3PM
Check-out Time: 3PM
Total Sites: 80
Camping Season: Open Year Round
- swimming pool
- lp gas
- modem connection
- sewer hookups
- other swimming
- cable tv
- dump station
- recreation hall
- group area
- phone hookups
All unreserved campsites are available on a first come/first served basis. For reservations, in addition to the $5 non-refundable reservation fee per site, campsites are $12/night per site plus additional $3/horse per night (without a season pass). Reservations must be made and paid for at least 5 days prior to camping date to be finalized. All campsites will appear as reserved in the online system during the 5 days prior to arrival. Contact Parks Office directly to check availability. To make online reservations go to: http://www.allegancounty.org/Government/PD/Campsites.asp?pt=
This is primarily a horseman's campground with 30 miles of equestrian trails. Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a 6' leash and not be left unattended.
Please open the attached Allegan County Park Rules Ordinance #1010 for a complete list of rules: http://www.allegancounty.org/docs/PD/PD2008_Ordinance1010.pdf
All unreserved campsites are available on a first come/first served basis. A $5 non-refundable reservation fee per campsite is required. Reservations may be canceled 10+ days prior to camp date. Under 10 days NO refunds.
Wednesday 10/11/2017 20%
Mostly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 50s.
Thursday 10/12/2017 10%
Cloudy skies. High near 65F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 10/13/2017 10%
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 73F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 10/14/2017 90%
Showers and thunderstorms. High 73F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Sunday 10/15/2017 80%
Cloudy. Periods of rain early. Thunder possible. High 64F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
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August 15, 2017
Campground is much better than four years ago. Still Lake Ely to swim, canoe and swim in. Still Little Tom Lake to canoe and fish in. Great hiking trails to take up your day. Real life back woods where you can truly enjoy the outdoors. Yes bug spray and citronella. This is the forest.
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May 29, 2013
Here twice in two years and both times horrific. How bad? During first 2012 stay loud partying until 2 a.m.(f-bombs, loud music and cutting trees at midnight) culminating in a several police cars converging on the campsite next to me looking for drug felons (who'd left minutes before). Second a repeat with campers returning from bars at 12a.m. - 1 a.m. and firing up music, loud dogs and what ever the he%% they wanted until after 2 a.m. Here the no alcohol, no fireworks and 10 p.m. quiet times are a joke. This is where Allegans finest go to party the night away with seeming indiscretion.
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