Welcome to Waldenwoods Family Recreation Resort, your year-round camping paradise in SE Michigan, offering that authentic "Up North" vibe without the long drive. Embrace the freedom of spontaneous getaways close to home, allowing you to camp more and spend less while still enjoying the allure of a true up north experience.

Nestled in the heart of Michigan's stunning landscape, surrounded by majestic trees, abundant wildlife, and serene waters, Waldenwoods provides the perfect escape for RV and tent camping enthusiasts seeking a quick retreat that captures the essence of up north living.

With our exclusive memberships tailored to cater to all your camping needs, you can unlock a world of adventure at affordable prices. No need to plan months in advance – just pack your bags, hop in your RV, or set up your tent, and immerse yourself in that up north ambiance whenever you desire.

Conveniently located just a short drive northwest of Detroit in Hartland, Michigan, our resort offers the best of both worlds – a quick and easy journey to your camping haven, complete with the rustic charm and tranquility of an up north getaway.

Explore our newly expanded site, featuring over 400 full and partial hook-up campsites, providing plenty of room for you and your family to enjoy your stay comfortably. Enjoy the nostalgia of up north living without the long hours on the road.

Indulge in the vast array of activities spread across our 1500-acre family-owned property, including a heated pool, rejuvenating indoor jacuzzi, and sauna. Dive into the wonders of 150-acre spring-fed Lake Walden, where you can enjoy complimentary boat rides and a thrilling waterpark adventure.

For those who love hiking, our resort boasts a scenic 5k trail through captivating landscapes, while golf enthusiasts can access a premium course with lush greens and stunning fairways.

Experience the joy of spontaneous camping while enjoying the safety, security, and privacy of our historic resort. We are committed to making your camping experience unforgettable, providing that up north vibe without the need for a lengthy drive.

So, why wait? Seize the opportunity for endless camping adventures close to home, surrounded by nature's splendor and the unmistakable up north charm. Discover the joy of camping more and spending less at Waldenwoods Family Recreation Resort today!

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Hear what our members say...

"Oh my goodness! Imagine everything you know about an average campsite bathroom, basic cement room with a drain in the floor? Not this place! This beautiful place is amazing, tile floor, wooden walls, and you can go in the bathroom barefoot unafraid! The site is great for camping, the pool is heated and there's a spa to relax in! The rangers all seem to be courteous and helpful. There's even a beach where you can rent boats and ride the lake with a beautiful view of the lodges that you can rent out."    ~Vanessa


"Fantastic resort with many activity and places of solitude. Perfect place for just about anyone."    ~Todd


"Great place to unwind with your family. Spend time relaxing on the shores of the lake, say hi to the geese or enjoy the sun on the paddle boat. The staff was extremely friendly and made the visit extra special."    ~Jeffrey


"Always love this place great atmosphere pool and lake are clean and full of fun! Campsite are clean and easy to hookup too and staff is always friendly"      ~Bobby


"Family friendly campground at a beautiful lake. Sites are level and spacious, mostly on grass. There a small beach at a clean lake. Activities include Wibits (the bouncy play structures on water), a well designed playground, fishing, kayaking and a well-stocked indoor activity center."  ~Elke
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Winter Camping

Waldenwoods Resort Campground located in Hartland Michigan offers winter camping. Once a member you may choose to leave your RV unit on a winter campsite for the period November through April. Many of our members place their RV units on a winter campsite and use them as a winter cottage. Winter camping at Waldenwoods Resort allows our members to participate in more activities throughout the winter. We offer sledding, skating, ice fishing, cross country skiing along with various indoor activities. Weekends our all you can eat fish fry on Friday nights is always a big hit. Indoors or outdoors, winter camping at Waldenwoods Resort offers the best of what Michigan has to offer.


RV & Boat Storage

Waldenwoods Resort offers private RV Camping Storage for our members. Our RV Camping Storage area is the largest resort RV storage facility in Michigan and can accommodate 500 RV units. Once a member, for a nominal fee, you may choose to store your RV in our RV storage area where it is available at a moments notice. With a phone call, our resort staff will pull your RV unit on a campsite in an area of your choosing. And when your camping stay is over, your RV unit will be pulled off site to our secure RV Storage area. Members have access to their RV unit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (depending on weather).

Bring your own boat or use one of ours. We have two boat storage areas for our members, one for pontoon boats which allows you to leave yours on our lake all summer long and a boat rack for keeping your fishing machine ready to rock any time of the day. Our marina offers a wide selection of boats to choose from. You can enjoy a paddle boat and an easy stroll around the lake, a sporty one or two person kayak race around our 140 acre all natural spring fed Lake Walden, learn to sail in our sailing club and yes, you can use one of our sail boats and windsurfers any time you come to visit, and finally our canoes and rowboats to take advantage of some terrific fishing ( you won't believe some of the pike, bluegill, and bass that come out of this lake).

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Resorts of Distinction

Resorts of Distinction is the only reciprocal network that lets you camp for FREE! We'll get you in to some of the best resorts in the country, and you'll camp for free at all of them. No other program can compare! In addition to free camping across the country, most of our affiliated resorts offer additional accommodations such as cottages, cabins, and park models, plus you'll get two weeks a year of worldwide condo access at member rates. We'll save you money and get you traveling more with our complete travel program. If you enjoy seeing the country and taking in a variety of locations, then set up your historical tour and free camp-over today! All these exciting and affordable travel opportunities are made available to you by Waldenwoods and Resorts of Distinction.

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Our Properties

Waldenwoods Resort is nestled along the coast of Lake Walden a 140 acre natural spring fed lake and center of a 1400 acre parcel owned by the Crouse Family. The property runs North West from M59 and US23 and offers miles of hiking and biking trails. Waldenwoods Properties has established several business facilities on the property such as Village Manor Retirement (116 unit senior apartments), The Shops at Waldenwoods (including Kroger and Target), The Majestic Golf Course (27 hole championship course), Waldenwoods Banquet and Conference Center, and Waldenwoods Resort (camping, cottage and country club facilities).