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!


Woodchip Campground is about 20 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids in Byron Center (home of the mega-popular Tanger Outlet Mall). Woodchip’s 122 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.

Steamboat Park Campground is an RV park roughly 20 minutes from downtown GR in Jenison. Situated on the Grand River – great for fishing and boating – it offers 65 full hook-up sites, a heated pool, boat ramp, wi-fi, and playground area.


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.

Lakeside Park Campground, also in Cedar Springs, is a “Good Sam Park” with 15o+ campsites on a five-acre private lake, a sandy swimming beach, boat rentals, game room and golf practice area.

Scalley Lake Campground is about 30 minutes from downtown GR on a private lake in Belding (20 minutes from charming downtown Rockford). Amenities include 40+ campsites, cabins, free wi-fi, swimming and boat rentals.

Wabasis Lake Campground, roughly 30 minutes from downtown GR, features 90 modern and prime sites plus three rental cabins and one 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.


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.

Tyler Creek Golf Club & Campground lies about 30 minutes from downtown GR and offers 150+ modern and rust 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.