Camping Near the Great Lakes & Upper Midwest Region

Explore amazing campgrounds surrounding the Great Lakes & Upper Midwest Region of the US with KOA.

Midwest Region
Paradise Cove on Lake Superior, Michigan
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Midwest Region

  • States

    Iowa Michigan Minnesota Wisconsin

  • Climate

    This region has a climate consistent with continental to humid-continental climate. Summers are hot or very warm with higher humidity. The region experiences regular snowfall every winter with longer, cold temperatures. The snowfall is often very heavy due to the "lake effect" and increased moisture around the this Great Lakes area region. Late spring through fall is the best time to camp in the Upper Midwest Region. Camping in a cabin or RV at a KOA camprground in this region is a perfect way to explore the area, either in the warm summer months, or you will be comfortable during the cooler fringe camping seasons as well.

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  • About The Midwest Region

    A large part of the Upper Midwest Region is made up of three of the Great Lakes and their surrounding coastlines. Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron border the states at the northern section of this region. These lakes offer numerous recreational opportunities and natural beauty to explore. Beaches and state parks dot the coastlines of the states surrounding these lakes. Two national parks are within this region. Isle Royale National Park is an island park within Lake Superior in Michigan state. Voyageurs National Park is located in northern Minnesota and is surrounded by four lakes. Voyageurs is comprised largely of water and shares some waterways with Canada. Known as "America's Dairyland," Wisconsin produces a lot of dairy products, especially cheese. Major cities in Wisconsin include Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay. Wisconsin Dells is known as the "Waterpark Capital of the World," and will not disappoint you with the quantity here.

    Minnesota, "Land of 10,000 Lakes," has plenty of state parks and recreation areas. Most of the residents live in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area, also known as the Twin Cities. Michigan is made up of two peninsulas; the Lower Peninsula, and the Upper Peninsula. They are connected by the Mackinac Bridge where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet. Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline of all the states and offers numerous state parks and ways to enjoy the lakes, including a lot of recreational boating. The largest metropolitan area in Michigan is Detroit. In Iowa, make a visit to the "Field of Dreams" movie site or the famous covered bridges that inspired "The Bridges of Madison County" movie. Maquoketa Caves, Backbone, and Ledges are a few of the Iowa State Parks to visit during your time in Iowa. The capital and largest city is Des Moines--make sure to visit the Iowa State Fair if you are here during the fair's run in August.

Best Places To Go While Camping In The Midwest Region

Backbone State Park, Iowa

Devil's Lake State Park, Wisconsin

Isle Royale National Park, Michigan

Itasca State Park, Minnesota

Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park, Michigan

Noah's Ark, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota

Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota

Holland, Michigan

KOA Campgrounds in the Midwest Region

Des Moines West KOA Holiday
Des Moines West KOA Holiday

34308 L Avenue, Adel

Newton / Des Moines East KOA Journey
Newton / Des Moines East KOA Journey

1601 East 36th Street South, Newton

Onawa / Blue Lake KOA Holiday
Onawa / Blue Lake KOA Holiday

21788 Dogwood Avenue, Onawa

Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA Resort
Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA Resort

4550 Hess Rd, Waterloo

Des Moines West KOA Holiday

34308 L Avenue, Adel

Newton / Des Moines East KOA Journey

1601 East 36th Street South, Newton

Onawa / Blue Lake KOA Holiday

21788 Dogwood Avenue, Onawa

Allendale / West Grand Rapids KOA Holiday
Allendale / West Grand Rapids KOA Holiday

8275 Warner Street, Allendale

Auburn Hills / Holly KOA
Auburn Hills / Holly KOA

7072 E. Grange Hall Rd, Holly

Coloma / St. Joseph KOA Holiday
Coloma / St. Joseph KOA Holiday

3527 Coloma Road, Benton Harbor

Covert / South Haven KOA Holiday
Covert / South Haven KOA Holiday

39397 M140 Highway, Covert

Detroit / Ann Arbor KOA
Detroit / Ann Arbor KOA

6680 Bunton Rd, Ypsilanti

Emmett KOA Holiday
Emmett KOA Holiday

3864 Breen Road, Emmett

Gaylord KOA Holiday
Gaylord KOA Holiday

5101 Campfires Parkway, Gaylord

Higgins Lake / Roscommon KOA
Higgins Lake / Roscommon KOA

3800 W. Federal Hwy, Roscommon

Ludington East / Pere Marquette River KOA Holiday
Ludington East / Pere Marquette River KOA Holiday

11713 West 40th Street, Branch

Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA Journey
Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA Journey

566 Trailsend Road, Mackinaw City

Monroe Co. / Toledo North KOA Holiday
Monroe Co. / Toledo North KOA Holiday

15600 Tunnicliffe Road, Petersburg

Munising / Pictured Rocks KOA Journey
Munising / Pictured Rocks KOA Journey

E10102 State Hwy M28, Wetmore

Muskegon KOA
Muskegon KOA

3500 Strand Road, Muskegon

Oscoda / Tawas KOA Holiday
Oscoda / Tawas KOA Holiday

3591 Forest Road, Oscoda

Petoskey KOA Holiday
Petoskey KOA Holiday

1800 North US Highway 31, Petoskey

Port Huron KOA Resort
Port Huron KOA Resort

5111 Lapeer Rd., Kimball

St. Ignace / Mackinac Island KOA Holiday
St. Ignace / Mackinac Island KOA Holiday

W1118 US-2 Highway, St Ignace

Traverse City KOA
Traverse City KOA

9700 S M-37, Buckley

Weidman KOA Holiday
Weidman KOA Holiday

1855 North Coldwater Road, Weidman

Allendale / West Grand Rapids KOA Holiday

8275 Warner Street, Allendale

Auburn Hills / Holly KOA

7072 E. Grange Hall Rd, Holly

Coloma / St. Joseph KOA Holiday

3527 Coloma Road, Benton Harbor

Covert / South Haven KOA Holiday

39397 M140 Highway, Covert

Detroit / Ann Arbor KOA

6680 Bunton Rd, Ypsilanti

Emmett KOA Holiday

3864 Breen Road, Emmett

Gaylord KOA Holiday

5101 Campfires Parkway, Gaylord

Higgins Lake / Roscommon KOA

3800 W. Federal Hwy, Roscommon

Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA Journey

566 Trailsend Road, Mackinaw City

Monroe Co. / Toledo North KOA Holiday

15600 Tunnicliffe Road, Petersburg

Munising / Pictured Rocks KOA Journey

E10102 State Hwy M28, Wetmore

Muskegon KOA

3500 Strand Road, Muskegon

Oscoda / Tawas KOA Holiday

3591 Forest Road, Oscoda

Petoskey KOA Holiday

1800 North US Highway 31, Petoskey

Port Huron KOA Resort

5111 Lapeer Rd., Kimball

St. Ignace / Mackinac Island KOA Holiday

W1118 US-2 Highway, St Ignace

Traverse City KOA

9700 S M-37, Buckley

Weidman KOA Holiday

1855 North Coldwater Road, Weidman

Albert Lea / Austin KOA Holiday
Albert Lea / Austin KOA Holiday

84259 County Road 46, Hayward

Bemidji KOA Journey
Bemidji KOA Journey

510 Brightstar Road NW, Bemidji

Cloquet / Duluth KOA Journey
Cloquet / Duluth KOA Journey

1381 Kampground Road, Cloquet

Jackson KOA Journey
Jackson KOA Journey

2035 Highway 71 North, Jackson

Minneapolis Northwest KOA Journey
Minneapolis Northwest KOA Journey

10410 Brockton Lane North, Maple Grove

Minneapolis Southwest KOA Holiday
Minneapolis Southwest KOA Holiday

3315 West 166th Street, Jordan

Rochester / Marion KOA Journey
Rochester / Marion KOA Journey

5232 65th Avenue SE, Rochester

Albert Lea / Austin KOA Holiday

84259 County Road 46, Hayward

Bemidji KOA Journey

510 Brightstar Road NW, Bemidji

Cloquet / Duluth KOA Journey

1381 Kampground Road, Cloquet

Jackson KOA Journey

2035 Highway 71 North, Jackson

Minneapolis Northwest KOA Journey

10410 Brockton Lane North, Maple Grove

Minneapolis Southwest KOA Holiday

3315 West 166th Street, Jordan

Rochester / Marion KOA Journey

5232 65th Avenue SE, Rochester

Door County KOA Holiday
Door County KOA Holiday

9245 Lovers Lane, Brussels

Fond du Lac East / Kettle Moraine KOA
Fond du Lac East / Kettle Moraine KOA

N5456 Division Rd., Glenbeulah

Hayward KOA Holiday
Hayward KOA Holiday

11544 North US Highway 63, Hayward

Hixton / Alma Center KOA Holiday
Hixton / Alma Center KOA Holiday

N9657 State Road 95, Alma Center

Milton KOA
Milton KOA

872 E State Rd 59, Milton

Oakdale KOA Journey
Oakdale KOA Journey

200 Jay Street (physical address), Oakdale

Wisconsin Dells KOA Holiday
Wisconsin Dells KOA Holiday

South 235A Stand Rock Road, Wisconsin Dells

Door County KOA Holiday

9245 Lovers Lane, Brussels

Fond du Lac East / Kettle Moraine KOA

N5456 Division Rd., Glenbeulah

Hayward KOA Holiday

11544 North US Highway 63, Hayward

Hixton / Alma Center KOA Holiday

N9657 State Road 95, Alma Center

Milton KOA

872 E State Rd 59, Milton

Oakdale KOA Journey

200 Jay Street (physical address), Oakdale

Wisconsin Dells KOA Holiday

South 235A Stand Rock Road, Wisconsin Dells

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