Rent-A-Tent and Rent-A-Tipi Programs

in Upper Peninsula State Parks

Michigan Upper Peninsula State Parks have Rent-A-Tents available in 7 parks for your pleasure and convenience. Although the Rent-A-Tent program is available to everyone, the program is designed for people with little or no camping experience. Tents are set up within the campground and are limited to a single family, or a group of four unrelated people.

Rent-A-Tipi is a new addition to the Rent-A-Tent program. The camper is given a chance to try a different camping style and setting. The tipi's are authentic tribal replicas and are available to rent in 3 U.P. state parks.

You must bring bedding, cookware and tableware, water jug, rain gear, first aid kit, lanterns, flashlights, insect repellent and if you have one, a portable stove.

When you arrive at the park your tent or tipi will be erected on a wooden platform. They are equipped with two folding cots, two foam pads, a broom and a picnic table. A propane stove, lantern and ice chest may be rented for an additional $3 per night. A $20 deposit may be required by the park to rent the additional equipment. So we suggest that you check with the park prior to your arrival.


Baraga State Park M-203 Hancock. MI 49930. (906) 482-0278 - Tipi

Bewabic State Park M-203, Hancock, MI 49930. (906) 482-0278 - Tent/Tipi

Brimley State Park Route 1, Box 202, Brimley, MI 49715. (906) 248-3422 - Tent

Indian Lake State Park Route 2, Box 2500, Manistique, MI 49854. (906) 341-2355 Tent/Tipi

Lake Gogebic State Park 599 M-107, Ontonagon, MI 49953. (906) 885-5275 - Tent

McLain State Park M-203 Hancock, MI 49930. (906) 482-0278 - Tent

Van Riper State Park P.O. Box 66, Champion, MI 49814. (906) 339-4461-Tent

1. Call or visit the park to check if tipis or tents are available for your visit.

2. If you phone to make a reservation, fill out an application and send the application and total camping fee to the park. (Remember to include the rental fee for equipment, if you are going to need it.)

3. You may also send the application direct, but we don't recommend it, please call the park and confirm your reservation.

If you are unable to use your reservation, notify the appropriate park office. You must notify the park at least 24 hours before your reserved date to receive a full refund. If the cancellation is received less than 24 hours prior to your expected arrival, one night camping fee will be deducted from the refund. If the park is not notified until after the first reserved night, the camping fee for that night, plus the fee for each previous reserved night will be deducted from the refund.

Tent/Tipi Etiquette
Please help keep these tents/tipis clean and attractive. Please dispose of trash properly. The park staff may remove any individual or party who is in violation of state park rules and regulations. If there is no damage to state property by an evicted group, a cancellation fee will be deducted from a refund for unused time.

1. Dogs or other pets are not permitted in tents.

2. All motor vehicles require a state park motor vehicle permit

3. Park all vehicles in designated areas.

4. Applications to a party are limited to no more than 15 nights at any park.

5. Tent/tipi occupants are required to adhere to state park regulations and are liable for damages.

Call the individual state park to reserve a tent or tipi.

Please feel free to call or write for further information on Rent~A-Tents/Rent-A-Tipis or any of the other programs about Michigan state parks.

Parks Division
P 0. Box 30028
Lansing Ml 48909
Phone 517/373-1270

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