Empire Township Campground

empire_campground.jpg Empire Township Campground
7264 W. Osborn Road
P.O. Box 234
Empire, MI 49630-0234


The Empire Township Campground is open from mid-May to mid-September. The 60 site rustic campground is located in a wooded area and is 5 miles from the Village of Empire  and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore headquarters. The campground is divided into a Hardwoods Section, a Pine Tree Section and features 9 campsites with electricity and 3 group sites.  Camping fees are as follows:       

                                           Tent Site      $25.00 - $28.00/night
                           Electric Site    $30.00+/night
                           Group Site       $45.00+/night 

Coin operated showers, one flush toilet, ice, and wood are available on site.  Outhouses and drinking water are located throughout the campground as well.

NOTICE: No firewood/logs from outside Leelanau County are allowed to be brought into the campground. Please purchase firewood only from local vendors. Bringing firewood into the campground from anywhere else can rapidly spread destructive pests and diseases.



Please provide the following information in your email:

  • Dates of Arrival & Departure.
  • Number of people in your party (including children).
  • Type of site you are requesting: tent, electric, or group.
  • If a tent site, the number & size of tent(s).
  • One tent is allowed per site. Two tents may be allowed based on size. There is a $5.00 charge for an additional tent per night.
  • If you are camping with a RV, pop-up camper etc., please provide the size so manager can place you in an appropriate sized site.
  • Provide your billing address and cellular telephone number. The manager will contact you for credit card deposit information to secure and complete your reservation.

A non-refundable one night charge, per week, is required to secure your site and a 50% advanced payment is required if you are reserving for more than 7 nights.

Late arrivals after office hours shall automatically be charged on the credit card information on file.

If you cancel your reservation after business hours the day before your arrival date or on the day you are scheduled to arrive, there will be a Full Charge for Last Minute Cancellations. 

           Please take a moment to review our "Campground Map" and "Rules & Regulations" at the links provided below.

Open Season: May 15th - September 15th

 Check In Time: 1:00 pm   

   Check Out Time: 11:00 am (A late fee will apply for unauthorized late check-outs.)                                                                                       

Closed for Lunch: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Click here for Campground Map

Click here for Campground Rules