Platte River Campground gets its name from the nearby Platte River. This body of water, along with the nearby Lake Michigan, makes the campground very popular with watersports enthusiasts. In addition to fishing, guests can find opportunities for activities like hiking, boating, and nature spotting.
A few different options are offered in Platte River as far as sites go. Tent-specific, non-electric sites run at the base rate at $22. If you're coming in an RV, a non-electric site will run you $26 per evening. RV sites with electric hookups are even more expensive at $31 per evening. If you've got a group coming, double sites are offered for $50 a night.(However, pets are not allowed at the group sites.) Every single one of these sites comes with the standard picnic table and campfire ring, as well as nearby public bathrooms and shower facilities. Canine companions will have to sleep in your vehicle or tent, as well as stay on a leash throughout their stay.
If Fido needs to take a bathroom break, there are a few trails located just to the north of Platte River that make the perfect place for them to stretch their legs. The closest is the Platte Plains trail, which is a level and relatively sedate stretch suitable for folks of all abilities. If you bring your canine just be sure to keep them on a leash, as well as picking up and messes they might deposit on the ground.
Costs listed here pertain to the Platte River Campground only, and don't reflect pricing for any of the surrounding areas or activities. Passes for the surrounding Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are $20 a week, or $40 annually and are required for admission to Platte River.
While neither the Platte River or the shores of Lake Michigan are located within the Plate River campground, they're both freely accessible and just a short distance away. Species commonly seen here are yellow perch, lake trout, smallmouth bass, and bowfin, among others. Tagging is in full effect for some of these species, so make sure to check the Michigan state DNR website for up-to-date information on the requirements. Dogs are welcome on the beaches of Lake Michigan, as well as the shores of the Platte River, provided they're kept away from other guests.