Welcome to Karner Blue Campground!

Karner Blue Campground

Welcome to Karner Blue Campground, where beauty, solitude and nature come together! Named after the the Karner Blue butterfly, our goal is to do what we can to preserve this federally endangered beauty living in a narrow band from Eastern Minnesota to New Hampshire. Located in West Michigan and neighboring Manistee National Forest, our campground is set within a beautiful oak grove overlooking our small lake and private beach. Assuring the integration of our campsites into this beautiful area while we strive to manage and improve the nature and wildlife in our area to keep our butterflies safe, is our primary goal. There are certain areas of the campground we plan to never develop to preserve the land for our butterfly’s home, allowing us to enjoy the beautiful Karner Blue butterfly’s presence for life!

While here, we invite you to enjoy our wild Lupine flower, the only plant Karner Blue butterflies feed on in the caterpillar stage. Once they become butterflies, the Karner Blue feeds on the abundance of wild flowers found in and around our campground and area.

Our campground boasts viewing of all types of wildlife and is just an arms-length away from the Hart-Montague Bike Trail, Hiking trails, Lake Michigan, Beautiful White Lake and many other smaller fishing lakes.

As owners, Karner Blue Campground allows us to do what we love most, connecting with people and nature. Our main goal is to provide each guest with a wonderful camping experience while exceeding their recreational needs. We look forward to having you in our campground to enjoy the beauty and activities of Karner Blue Campground and our area.


Tonight’s meal doesn’t have to only be served with fresh caught fish. Stop by the Montague Farmer’s market, Montague Foods or Lewis Farms orchards for farm to table eats.


The White Lake Chamber of Commerce is the best resource to provide guidance on other area attractions.

Currently we have 25 sites: 22 electric and water, 3 rustic and plans to expand! Every site comes with a fire ring, picnic table and trees for shade. We have a dump station on site as you exit our facility. There is much more to come in within the near future!

Great place to be!!! If I had more time, I would of spent my whole summer here!! Great job to Brody and family thar have worked so hard to accomplish... read more

Tim Gillett Avatar Tim Gillett
August 26, 2023

Awesome campground. My wife and I absolutely love it here.. It is a great place to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet. Very friendly people, and a great place... read more

Alex Kaminski Avatar Alex Kaminski
May 14, 2022

We loved our stay at this campground! The hosts were super friendly, the sites were just right and it was a quiet setting right near hiking. But I did way... read more

Emily Lawler Avatar Emily Lawler
September 7, 2021