Looking for year-round camping access close to home, but with that up-north natural vibe? 

Come visit Waldenwoods Family Recreation Resort!  Waldenwoods provides year-round camping in a Northern Michigan setting, surrounded by beautiful trees, wildlife, and water.  We offer memberships for all of your needs at affordable prices.  Just a quick drive northwest of Detroit in Hartland, Michigan.  With our new expansion, we offer over 400 full & partial hook-up campsites with plenty of room for your RV and/or tent so you and your entire family can enjoy your stay!  Take advantage of our 1500 acre family-owned property including a heated pool, indoor jacuzzi, sauna, 150 acre spring-fed Lake Walden, free boats, waterpark, 5k hiking trail, golf course access, and much more!  Schedule your historic tour today and receive a free camping stay gift.  Vacation comfortably with your family in our safe, secure, and private historic resort today!

Please scroll down to view more information regarding our travel program, RV storage, and winter camping then schedule your historic tour at Waldenwoods.  We can't wait to meet you and your family!

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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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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).

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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.

Storage

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).