Welcome to the wonder of camping in Northern Michigan

Stay in the quiet and breathtaking woods of Northern Michigan. Located on the 45th parallel and nestled near the Alpine Village of Gaylord, our Basecamp to the Great Outdoors is the perfect getaway for you and your family or group. Our campground is the source of endless fun and adventure with walking trails, a brand new playground and jump pad, a swimming pool for all, a mini golf course and Gaga ball pit. You can use one of our many banana bikes or 4-wheel pedal carts to get around, whether that's to visit our camp store or to go sluicing in Up North Mining Company, and on your way, you can stop by our KampK9 Park for your four-legged group members to enjoy in the fun too.  

The adventure doesn't stop outside the campground. Northern Michigan is home to many great lakes for fishing and water sports, plus trails for hiking and biking from Gaylord to Mackinaw City, such as The Iron Belle Trail and the North Central State Trail. You can also take a day trip to Mackinaw City, home of the Mackinac Bridge and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, see the incredible Thunder Bay Underwater Preserve or visit the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. Our campground is also located in the heart of the Gaylord Golf Mecca, with many golf courses to choose from. Gaylord is home to many great events and festivals year-round, including Alpenfest and the Big Ticket Festival!

After a great day of sightseeing, come back and relax, enjoying your campsite with cable TV available, or you can stay in touch using our free, high-speed Wi-Fiperfect for working remotely or for school, or streaming your favorite shows and games. 

Whether you're staying in one of our big-rig friendly RV sites, tent sites, Cabins, or Deluxe Cabins, your next great adventure is here!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 120' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/26 - 9/4)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Mini Golf
  • Firewood ($)
  • Bike Rentals
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

Save 20% on Mid-Week Stays!

Stay mid-week and save! Available any weeknight (Sunday - Thursday) and Save 20% each night. Save an extra 10% with a valid KOA Rewards account. 

What: 20% savings when you book a weeknight stay (Sunday - Thursday)

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid on stays Sunday - Thursday only.
  • Offer based on availability. 
  • Applicable with KOA Rewards.
  • Offer not valid toward existing reservations. 
  • Minimum length of stay rules may apply. 
  • Offer not valid on stays 28 nights or more. 

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Local Area

Alpine Village

Enjoy the Alpine Village motif of Gaylord, sister city to Pontresina, Switzerland! Gaylord is located in Otsego County, where there are numerous restaurants and unique shops in this quaint city. Gaylord has many events through the year including farmers markets, concerts, and the annual Alpenfest held in July.


Water Sports

Located only a short distance from the shops and streets of downtown Gaylord is Otsego Lake. The county's largest and most popular lake, it's enjoyed by visitors and local residents alike. Nearly five miles in length and about one mile across at its widest point, Otsego Lake has the added attraction of a concrete boat ramp for day use at the Otsego Lake County Park.

Otsego County also boasts beaches that are a perfect way to beat the heat. With miles of public waters for swimmers and boaters to cool off in, Otsego County can keep the fun going as the temperatures rise.

Wah-Wah-Soo - off Old 27 South on Otsego Lake - is only 1/2 mile from the campground and a great place to spend your day!



The Gaylord Golf Mecca marked its 30th year in 2017, and the greens of 22 courses continue to beckon golfers of all playing levels to their links.

Boasting 22 championship courses and numerous awards from golf magazines and organizations, the Gaylord Golf Mecca provides plenty of great quality golf to match every style of play. For further details, call the Gaylord Information Center at (989) 732-4000.


Elk Viewing

Elk viewing is a popular pastime in Gaylord! The city of Gaylord maintains an elk herd and provides viewing areas for the public to stop and watch the impressive herd. Under the city's care, the roughly 70 elk can be viewed from near the Elk's Lodge off Grandview at Elk View Park. The herd is contained on 108 acres. City staff feed the animals corn, hay and sugar beets, plus vitamins. The herd started with three elk 14 years ago, when a local nature center closed. Currently, a few of the bulls weigh well over 800 pounds and stand roughly 6' tall. The bulls will don their massive horns during the fall and winter, dropping them in the spring.


Campground Awards and Programs

  • RV Share