Hi Michigan! I know you are out there!


Active Member
Jul 31, 2015
On our trip up to Mackinac Island we must have seen over 100 pop ups on the road. It got to be so frequent that my husband remarked, "It's like every other vehicle is towing a pop up!". So just wanted to say Hi and glad to see pop up camping alive and very well in the great state of Michigan!


Super Active Member
Oct 7, 2009
Oh yes, we're out in force around here! We are very blessed with wonderful state parks. Why stay home? [;)] Hope you enjoyed Mackinac. Did you stay at Straights?


Super Active Member
Jul 5, 2011
Macomb County Michigan
They are very popular here! So much so that the prices for used pups are redonkulous!! When shopping for a N2U pup, I was amazed at how much cheaper they are in the surrounding states.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed your time here in Michigan. There is sooooooo much to see and do here. Y'all come back anytime!


Active Member
Jan 15, 2016
We just visited Mackinac Island also. Very awesome. We camped at the KOA in St. Ignace. Our first trip to the UP. Definitely won't be our last.

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Active Member
Jul 31, 2015
We stayed at Burt Lake. It was a very nice campground-very quiet at night. (The bathhouses could use some updating). But we loved our stay there and would like to go back.


Active Member
May 22, 2016
I got a great price on mine and noticed very good prices on others in my area. I live in Ann Arbor.
I paid $6000 for a mint 2006 fleetwood niagara. Nada guide said $7300


Active Member
Jul 20, 2016
Michigan camper checking in!

I just got my first PUP, but have been camping all my life.

We always do the Bridge Walk up at Mackinaw annually, and have always stayed at the Mackinaw Mill Creek campground. The last few years, with infants, we have been in the bridgeview cabins, which while beautiful and convenient, cost a fortune.

Now we have the PUP, and we are excited to take it up north, but unfortunately all the electric/water hookup sites are long gone.

I guess we will have to go rustic with our new toy...


Active Member
Jul 7, 2016
A Yamaha or a Honda Inverter gen set would make a nice addition to you new purchase. Check out the boondocking section of the site for additional tips and suggestions.


Active Member
Jul 31, 2015
D_Gibb said:
We always do the Bridge Walk up at Mackinaw annually, and have always stayed at the Mackinaw Mill Creek campground.

We stayed at Burt Lake for our Mackinac Island vacation (as our home base). We really liked that park (although the shower house needs updating badly). How do you like Mackinac Mill Creek? We considered it but it looked like campers were packed in tight.


Active Member
Feb 28, 2016
West Michigan, USA
I see sooooo many pop-ups here in Michigan, both on the road [PUC] and at campgrounds [PU]. I'm always wondering if the PUP I see belongs to someone I've talked with here or in a pop-up camping group on Facebook. I told my husband, "I'm not sure if I notice them more now because we have one, or because they're just getting more popular."

It does seem like there is a pretty big market for used ones in my area.


Active Member
Jan 23, 2011
I grew up in Michigan but now live in SE Wisconsin. Michigan has the best state camp grounds in the country. We try to make at least one trip a year.


Super Active Member
Aug 15, 2010
Seen lots of them on the road but only about 6 counting mine where I camped this past week. One next to me was brand new gave the newbe a pointer on the awning make sure it's slanted down from the pup. He had the end high so there was a dip in the center

Running Wolf

May 11, 2015
Edwardsburg Mi Irons Mi
We got our PUC last summer due to back issues that prevent anymore tent camping and love it. Love it so much we reviewed how much we were spending and realized we where spending a ton.
While in Balwin for the blessing of the bikes this spring we chanced across a nice 2.5 acre lot for sale. Yep, you guessed it, we bought it. Now we have our own private place to camp. No electric, no water, no party next door. Our next door nieghbor is the Manistee National Forest, litterally.

There are 100's of miles of orv trails, the rivers to kayak or tube down, you have to try not to find a place to fish lol It even has a ghost town to explore, something I will be visiting soon.

The other half was septical at first, but now would rather be there than home. Actually, now there is being called home and down here is just the work camp. Due to a converter issue we don't have the 12v lights, but get by extremly well with head lamps and on occasion a couple candles, until of course I get the new converter installed. [}:)]