Ionia State Recreation Area Campsite Information

Entrance Fees:

Just $12 when purchased with your license plate registration renewal, the Recreation Passport is your very own key to exploring Michigan state parks, trails, historic sites, boat launches, and more. It’s the easiest way to support and protect these resources for the next generation.

Michigan Resident Vehicle Passport When Purchased:

with Annual Plate Renewal via Secretary of State $12
at State Parks (Valid Until Next Vehicle Registration) $17

Michigan Resident Motorcycle Passport When Purchased:

with Annual Plate Renewal via Secretary of State $ 6
at State Parks (Valid Until Next Vehicle Registration) $11

Non-Resident Annual Pass $34
Non-Resident Daily Pass $  9

Camping Rates:

Bathrooms and showers will close for the season on November 1.

Modern $ 22 per night

Semi-Modern $ 20 per night

Beechwood Rustic $ 17 per night

Equestrian $ 20 per night

2 Mini Cabins $  52 per night

2 Modern Cabins $101 per night

*Please Note: Pricing is Subject to Change at Any Time.


Registration Office: 8am-10pm • Check-in: 3pm, Check-out: 1pm • Quiet Hours: 10pm-8am

Alcoholic Beverages:

Possession of alcoholic beverages by minors is strictly prohibited.

Animals and Pets:

Pets are not allowed in cabins. Pets must be kept on a 6-foot leash. Animals must never be left unattended. Please clean up after your animals.

Special Camping Rules:

Campers may not camp for more than 15 consecutive nights. No minors in possession of alcoholic beverages strictly enforced. Check at office prior to setting up on site. Visitors must leave the park by 10pm. Two vehicles allowed per campsite. Despite the change in law, the use of marijuana in public is still not legal/allowed.

Don’t Move Firewood! Help Protect our Michigan State Parks and Campgrounds!:

Invasive insects and diseases have killed MILLIONS OF TREES in Michigan–often after hitching a ride on firewood. Please don’t transport firewood! At most campgrounds, it can be purchased on the premises or from nearby vendors who sell USDA-certified firewood. If certified firewood is not available, purchase your firewood as close as possible to where you will burn it. If you purchased wood and don’t use it all, remember- don’t transport it or take it home with you.


Advance camping reservations can be made up to six months 130 in advance of a customer’s planned arrival date for both campsites and harbor slips. Advance reservation for overnight lodging or day-use shelters can be made up to one year in advance. Reservations can be made 24/7 by visiting or Mon-Fri: 8am–8pm, or Sat-Sun: 9am–5pm by calling 1-800-44PARKS (1-800-447-2757).

More Information:

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Write: Ionia State Recreation Area
2880 W. David Highway • Ionia, MI 48846

Call: (616) 527-3750

*Recreation Passport price subject to change.

Welcome to Ionia State Recreation Area

These businesses welcome you and wish you an enjoyable stay.

Beachside Concessions

Blundy-Hoppes Tire & Auto Clinic, Inc.

Brick Street Antiques

Caswell’s RV

City of Ionia DDA

Denny Farms Farm Market & Bakery

Ionia Chamber of Commerce

Ionia Theatre

Little Caesar’s of Ionia

Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce

Moo-ville Creamery

Sparrow Ionia Hospital