Barnes Park Campground

Barnes Park Anna Hall, Parks Director

PO Box 504
12298 Barnes Park Road
Eastport, MI 49627
Phone:  231-599-2712

Office Hours:
Closed for season, please contact or call 231-599-2712

Reservations for the 2023 camping season open on April 12th for reservations of 7 nights or more, and April 15th for 2 nights or more


Antrim County's Barnes Park Campground offers Northern Michigan's finest camping. Located on Grand Traverse Bay, the park offers spacious wooded campsites. The friendly safe environment makes this park a perfect place for a family vacation or a quiet get-away. Barnes Park Campground - CopyWhether you choose to walk the beach, sit by the campfire, hike in the woods on our trails, or ride your bike, make Barnes Park Campground your vacation destination in 2023.

Please watch for more detailed information on the events planned for each of these weekends, and contact or 231-599-2712 with any questions!

5/19 - 5/21       3rd Annual Free Camping & Clean Up Weekend
5/26                 Camping Officially Opens!
5/26 - 5/29     Memorial Weekend
5/27                  Petoskey Stone Festival
6/23 - 6/25     Winter Wonderland at the Park Weekend 
6/30 - 7/4       4th of July Weekend
7/1 - 7/8          *Local Event, Traverse City National Cherry Festival
7/15 - 7/23      *Local Event, Charlevoix Venetian Festival
8/2 - 8/5        *Local Event, Elk Rapids Harbor Days 
8/6 - 8/12       *Local Event, Northwestern Michigan Fair
9/1 - 9/4           Labor Day Weekend
9/14 - 9/16       *Local Event, Paddle Antrim Festival
9/30                  *Local Event, Traverse City Trails Festival
10/6 - 10/8       3rd Annual Halloween at the Park Weekend

Reserve Now on Campspot

Campspot FAQ

I entered my dates but no results return
If you enter your desired dates & no results display, this means there is likely no openings for the selection. We require a 2 night minimum for non holiday & five night minimum for holiday weekends.
Lock Site Fee 
While we guarantee your chosen site type & amenities, our automated optimization system may change your site location. You can guarantee your chosen site location by paying a $10 lock fee. 
Is the park still first come first serve?
The park has been by reservation only since 2020. This has helped more campers enjoy the park, reduced unused campsites & enabled us to improve the park with the extra generation of funds.


  • In total, 116 spacious, wooded electric and rustic campsites for tents, RVs, motorhomes, vans, trailers, campers, etc.
  • Dump station (for non-campers, $15) and water fill station
  • Each campsite is outfitted with a fire ring and picnic table
  • Two modern bathhouses with shower facilities that are clean and ADA accessible. Showers are coin operated (quarters), $0.50  for 5 minutes of water
  • Two spacious pavilions with electrical outlets, each pavilion has 10 picnic tables and 4 BBQ grills (You can reserve a pavilion for the day ($50) by using our online reservation system!)

Barnes Park Ordinance

The following ordinances pertain to Barnes Park
Barnes Park Ordinance

Campground Liscense 2022

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Anna Hall
Parks Director

PO Box 504
12298 Barnes Park Road
Eastport, MI 49627