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Thurston Park Campground, Central Lake

A family campground in the heart of Antrim County’s Chain of Lakes.

Welcome to Thurston Park, Central Lake’s premier park and a beloved family campground nestled in the heart of Antrim County’s Chain of Lakes. With its prime location at the northwest end of Intermediate Lake, Thurston Park offers an exceptional outdoor experience for both tent campers and RV enthusiasts.

At Thurston Park, we take pride in providing excellent facilities and amenities to enhance your stay. Whether you’re looking to embark on a boating adventure, relax on the beach, or engage in family-friendly activities, our park has something for everyone.

Camping Reservation Portal Opening

Our reservation portal will open the 2nd Tuesday of January of the corresponding year at 8am.

Example: The 2025 season Camping Reservation Portal will open on January 14, 2025 at 8am, as it is the 2nd Tuesday in January of 2025. 

Thurston Park Campground
7854 Bradford Street
Central Lake, Michigan


Call for additional information at:

  • 231-544-6483
  • 231-676-8539
We now accept online reservations and you can pay with Visa, MasterCard or Discover!

For those eager to explore the sparkling waters, we offer a convenient boat launch, allowing you to set sail and discover the wonders of the Chain of Lakes. You’ll find limited waterfront campsites that provide a tranquil setting and the opportunity to wake up to stunning lake views.

Additionally, we offer limited full hook-up sites, ensuring your RV camping experience is comfortable and convenient. All sites are equipped with electric hook-ups to accommodate your needs. A dump station is also available for your convenience.

Our dedication to your comfort extends beyond camping amenities. Thurston Park features well-maintained restrooms and showers to ensure you can freshen up after a day of outdoor fun. A children’s playground offers a safe and enjoyable space for little ones to expend their energy, while children activities cater to the entire family’s entertainment.

We understand that pets are cherished members of the family, which is why Thurston Park welcomes dogs and other pets. You can bring your furry friends along to enjoy the great outdoors and create lasting memories together.

The park is designed to provide ample opportunities for relaxation and community gathering. Public docks are available for those who wish to take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront or cast a line into the crystal-clear lake. A charming gazebo offers a serene spot to take in the scenic beauty that surrounds you. Additionally, our pavilions are available for rent, making them ideal for hosting gatherings, picnics, or special events.

Thurston Park also caters to the modern needs of our guests. Stay connected with loved ones or share your outdoor experiences with the world, as we offer free WiFi throughout the park.


Thurston Park Campground

Whether you’re seeking a weekend getaway, a family vacation, or a peaceful retreat, Thurston Park is the perfect destination for you.

We invite you to immerse yourself in the beauty of Antrim County’s Chain of Lakes and experience the warmth and hospitality that define our premier park.

Campground Amenities

  • Boat Launch
  • Water Front Campsites
  • Full Hook-up site
  • Dump Station
  • Electric at all sites
  • Restrooms and Showers
  • Playground
  • Public Docks
  • Gazebo
  • Pavilions (available for rent)
  • Easy access to downtown for shopping, restaurants and ice cream.
  • Nearby golf, hiking trails, fishing and public parks.
  • Thurston Park Campground also has free WiFi for our campers.
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