Camping in or near Grand Rapids lets you take advantage of our awesome natural wonders and still enjoy easy access to our big-city amenities. All of these Kent County campgrounds are secluded yet close enough to major thoroughfares to let you quickly get to local restaurants, attractions, nightlife, shopping and more – either in your own vehicle or via Lyft and Uber.

They’re also perfectly situated for you to explore all the outdoor recreation opportunities in Kent County – including biking/hiking, golf, fishing and boating!


Duke Creek Campground is located in Cedar Springs, about 25 minutes from downtown GR, and offers 100+ camping sites and a few camping cabins, plus a heated pool, horseback riding and free wi-fi. Open May 1-October 15. 

Cedar Springs RV Resort, also in Cedar Springs, is a “Good Sam Park” with 157 campsites on a 25-acre park, a sandy swimming beach on a private lake (that is also annually stocked for fishing), kayak and paddleboat rentals, pickleball and basketball courts, large clubhouse, recreation hall and playground. Open May 1-October 31.

Scalley Lake Campground is about 30 minutes from downtown GR on a private lake in Belding (20 minutes from charming downtown Rockford). Amenities include cabins, free wi-fi, swimming, and boat rentals. Open May 1-September 30. 

Wabasis Lake Campground, roughly 30 minutes from downtown GR, features 75 modern and primitive sites plus eight rental cabins and one lakefront cottage (weekly only). It’s located within Wabasis Lake Park, which includes more than one mile of shoreline on an excellent fishing lake. It’s also about 20 minutes from Rockford. Open for the season beginning the last weekend in April-last weekend in October. 


Allendale/West Grand Rapids KOA Holiday, 30 minutes from downtown GR, offers RV sites, premium tent sites and deluxe cabins. There are lots of amenities for kids, including a pool, two playgrounds, three fishing ponds, a jump pad, and more. Open all year. 

Conestoga Grand River Campground, 30 minutes from GR, is situated on the Grand River, with deep water access to Lake Michigan, Grand Haven and Spring Lake. Choose from 100 grassy sites and enjoy the heated pool, game room, camp store, kayak and canoe rental, volleyball court and more. Enjoy main season camping from May-October. 


Indian Valley Campground and Canoe Livery, about 30 minutes from downtown GR in Middleville (and 10 minutes from Caledonia), includes both modern and rustic campsites as well as an indoor pool, sandy beach, mini golf, fishing boats, camp store and more. Rent a canoe, kayak, paddle boat or tube to travel the beautiful Thornapple River. Open April 15-October 22. Winter camping is available by reservation only. 

Tyler Creek Golf Club & Campground is about 30 minutes from downtown GR and offers 200 modern and rustic campsites. Amenities include a nine-hole golf course, clubhouse with bar and grill, fishing pond/trout stream, swimming pool, ice cream shop and bounce house. It’s also 10 minutes from Caledonia – and just five minutes from Boulder Ridge Animal Park. Camp during the 2024 main season from April 1-October 31. Winter camping available from November 1-April 14. 


Bazan Baldwin Oaks Family Campground welcomes motorhomes, trailers, pop-ups and tents to its Hudsonville location, about 25 minutes from downtown GR. Each lot has their own fire pit, picnic table, water and electric. Enjoy the heated pool, game room, volleyball court, basketball court, corn hole, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard, hayrides and more. Open April 1-October 26 for the 2024 summer season. Winter camping available from Oct 27-March 31. 

Chapel in the Pines Family Campground, also in Hudsonville, features 100 spacious sites and sandy beach, swimming and fishing lake, and gospel music barn. Both sunny and shady sites are available, each with their own electric, water, fire pit and picnic table. The 2024 summer season kicks off on April 24. 

Hungry Horse Campground, 30 minutes from GR, includes 96 RV, tent and cabin sites spread out over 90 acres. Three swimming pools, playgrounds, a jumping pad, merry-go-round and hiking trails are just a few of the amenities in store for campers. Open May 1-October 15 for the 2024 main season. 

Woodchip Campground is about 20 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids in Byron Center (home of the mega-popular Tanger Outlet Mall). Woodchip’s 101 grassy, shaded camping sites, each with its own picnic table and fire pit, are just steps away from a pool, jumping pillow, basketball and volleyball courts, and more. 70 winter sites with heated water risers are available for those who enjoy winter camping. Summer activities begin the first weekend in May. 

Steamboat Park Campground is an RV park roughly 20 minutes from downtown GR in Jenison. Situated on the Grand River – great for fishing, kayaking and boating – it offers 108 full hook-up sites, a heated pool, boat ramp (watercraft are welcome at no extra charge), wi-fi, heated pool and playground area. Enjoy trail and park access to the Idema Explorer's Trail and Ottawa County Parks' Bend Area Open Space. Be sure to catch a cruise on the campground's reproduction paddle-wheel riverboat, The Grand Lady. 2024 main season runs from May 1-October 1. Off-season camping available from October 15-April 30.