Travel Diaries: Whispering Pines Campground in Mancelona, Michigan

Whispering Pines Campground
3060 Mancelona Road, Mancelona, Michigan 49659, United States
Campgrounds are the perfect place to explore all that Michigan has to offer. With more than 1,000 campgrounds statewide, you’re sure to find the perfect getaway. Set up camp in the forest, discover backcountry camping, get lost among the pine trees – when it comes to campgrounds in Michigan the possibilities are endless.
RV sites give you the comfort of home with full hookup service, some will even offer clubhouses, pools, and high-speed internet. You can stay in an RV, tent camp, and even check out Airbnb to see if there is a camper available to rent. Whatever camping adventure you’re looking to do, Michigan has something that will match your needs.

Recently, I found myself ready to hit the road for an adventure. With COVID in full swing, I don\’t feel as safe visiting hotels as I once did. Therefore I found myself glamping, at one of the nicest campgrounds I have ever been to. Whispering Pines Campground is located in Mancelona, Michigan which is between Traverse City and Petosky.

Whispering Pines Campground Sites Offer: 
Each site is spacious (seriously, I have never seen sites this spacious before) and is surrounded by mature pine trees that not only provide shade but privacy as well. All sites have a grassy area and include a picnic table and fire ring.

Full Hook-up – (water, electric and sewer) 30/50amp, Pull-thru, and back-in sites available.
Water/Electric – 30/50amp, Pull-thru, and back-in sites available.
Tent – includes electric and water.

Whispering Pines Campground Activities: 
I was extremely impressed with everything the campground had to offer. With so many activities, including nature trails, there really is no reason to leave.

Heated pool
Pickleball Courts – Don\’t know how to play? They\’ll show you!
Basketball – 1/2 court
Cornhole – 2 sets, free to use, over by the Big Red Barn.
Nature trails – 1.7 miles of beautiful, weaving trails!
Star Gazing – You will see so many stars it\’s unreal.
Crafts and Activities – Each weekend, for both kids and adults!

Whispering Pines Campground Amenities
1. Camp Store. The camp store features grocery items, candy, beverages, RV supplies, ice, wood, and more.
2. Onsite trash pickup – 10:00am & 8:00pm.
3. Firewood and Ice – Delivered to your site!
4. Private gender-neutral bathrooms/showers (cleanest I have EVER seen at a campground).
5. Wifi – Available in the Rec. Barn

Nearby Towns: 

Bellaire (home of Short\’s Brewing Company) (Torch Lake) – 21 minutes
Gaylord – 30 minutes
Boyne Mountain – 30 minutes
Grayling – 40 minutes
Petosky – 45 minutes
Charlevoix – 45 minutes
Traverse City – 50 minutes
Harbor Springs – 1 hour
Mackinaw City – 1 hour 22 minutes

If you\’re looking for the perfect campground to get away, I highly recommend Whispering Pines Campground in Mancelona, Michigan. The employees are nice, you get a spacious private site, the bathrooms are sparkling clean, the trails are beautiful, there are plenty of activities and despite there being children the campground is actually very quiet.

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