Getting Back to Nature at Rustic Rafters!

clip_image002Nestled away in the wilds of Northern Michigan is a pure jewel of a campground, Rustic Rafters!

With 5 cabins a whole mess of camp sights, pavilion and some of the nicest showers I’ve ever used while camping, Rustic Rafters gives you an excellent base camp for whatever adventures you are embarking on.

Just north of the campgrounds on the main road is a huge atv trailhead. To the east is Houghton Lake, a touristy town replete with gift shops, hotels and restaurants.

Going west you’ll run into the little town of Lake City, the seat of Missaukee County. Built around Lake Missaukee, or Muskrat Lake as it used to be known is my preferred location for resupply. Foster’s market…the burgers in the meat dept. are to die for!!

And if your looking for fishing, your in the center of the action with several popular fishing lakes a short drive from camp.

clip_image004The camp sites are well spaced with plenty of green between you and your neighbor and each one has a fire ring, picnic table, water and electrical hook ups.





The showers are divine! Not only are they clean, but the interior decoration is nothing short of awesome and captures the feel of being “up north”! The camp ground is really family friendly with two play areas and plenty of open land to run around. By the pavilion are horse shoe pits for a casual game or a family tournament! Did I forget to mention the volley ball net? Don’t forget your bikes! The road that runs inside the property is great for kids to ride on and it makes a nice after dinner stroll for mom and dad!


clip_image008If you’re looking for wildlife, look no further. Deer routinely meander through the camp sites and can be found in the surrounding fields at dusk. If your lucky enough, you might catch a glimpse of a bear or track of a cougar on the back roads and two tracks where the more adventurous go!

clip_image010As the evening moves into night the howling of the coyotes, the crackling of the fire and the star filed sky make a perfect end to a day of exploring or site seeing!

Ray and Marjean are your hosts and their dog, Worthless, is the campground mascot! Ray regularly drives the property when he’s not building new cabins to check on his campers to see if they need anything. Oh! be sure to have dog treats for Worthless!

Click here for more information and to make your reservations!

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