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“pit toilets”(6 reviews)
“hand sanitizer”(2 reviews)
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7264 W Osborn Rd, Empire, MI 49630-9426
20.8 miles to Traverse City Airport
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

1st of all I wanna thank timberline campground for lying to me as why they were full SHAMELESS ! Empire campground will be my go to campground every sept when visiting from SC. Yolanda was awesome!C'mon-heRe! Its camping folks Gwezz! Brush your teeth at your...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank misfithunter1412
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Couldn't have picked a better place to go camping for the first time. Campground is mostly for tent campers, with one line of sitees with RV hookups. We were late arrivals but were assigned a primo site in the hardwoods section, which I definitely recommend...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank TheSpatulaMessiah
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

There are no sinks. There is one flush toilet and pit toilets. Not a big deal. Pay showers; also not a big deal. But nowhere to wash your hands or face or brush your teeth. No one from the campground makes a trip around to...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Erika H
Reviewed June 20, 2018

I will start with the only real negative, the price. Not that it is insane but $30 per night with 30 service only is higher than we have paid anywhere for pit toilets, dirt pad (not level) and 30 amp service. Now that that is...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank MichealWhelan
Reviewed October 5, 2017

We have been coming to the Empire Township Campground for the past 15 years. We have stayed in the Pines, the Hardwoods and even the electric sites. Never a bad spot. Sites are roomy, staff and the manager are helpful and friendly, the campground bathrooms...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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We are a 60 site rustic campground that offers generous size campsites, nine of which are electrical-sites and 2 group-sites. The Campground is located within minutes from the historical town of More Empire, Michigan and minutes from The Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes! Empire Beach located on beautiful Lake Michigan has much to offer for a whole day of fun for all! Less
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United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Empire
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Nearby AttractionsSee all 16 nearby attractions
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
1,690 reviews
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Empire Bluff Trail
249 reviews
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Lake Michigan Beach Park
83 reviews
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Glen Haven Historical Village
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January 26, 2017|
Response from Yolanda B |
The campground has 10 electric sites 30 amp. There is a waste dump site for RVs and you can fill your water tank there with fresh clean drinking water. The rest of the sites are non-electric tent camping sites, 60 total... More
March 12, 2016|
Response from GoddessOGeekdom | Reviewed this property |
Call the office at (231) 326-5285. They have a small website, but it doesn't accept reservations. It does, however, have a site map.
Nicole M
June 12, 2015|
Response from Yolanda B |
You may visit leelanau.cc/empiretwpcamp.asp for campground information and reservations. The campground takes phone reservations 231 326 5285 starting as of April 15th one month prior to opening date or reserve by email.
Room Tips
"RV site 57 is super wide! Large space between neighbors."
Jul 25, 2017
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"We loved campsite 10. It was really private. Surrounded by trees on all sides and we pitched our tent..."
Sep 6, 2014
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"Stay in the hardwoods area at the back of the campgrounds, near site 47."
Sep 2, 2014
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"I'd advise to visit the campground ahead of your trip if you're not too far from it. There are..."
Aug 1, 2013
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