Whispering Surf Camping Resort

Pentwater, Michigan

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Come vacation with us!

Drop your anchor here, we've been a family camping resort on West Michigan's Gold Coast since 1913. 2015 is our 102 year of operation making us the oldest campground in Michigan. Located on a narrow peninsula between Bass Lake and Lake Michigan we are a beach resort, the ideal place for you and your family to spend your summer. We have a shallow, safe, sandy private beach on Bass Lake and it is only a short, eight minute walk to a world class, off the beaten path, beautiful, white sugar sand, public beach on Lake Michigan.

GUARANTEED clean & friendly! We're inspected by Good Sam, our 2015 rating is 6.5/7.5*/7.

Since 1913

History of Whispering Surf Camping Resort

Whispering Surf Camping Resort is forested with white pine, oak and white birch and nestled between the clear blue waters of Bass Lake and the white "singing sands" of Lake Michigan. Relax in a quiet area, tucked away in the slow-moving pace of the North woods. Enjoy our clean, safe, private Bass Lake beach! Or if Lake Michigan's moody waters intrigue you; swim, relax and enjoy one of the world's finest beaches. A white, sugar sand beach like found no where else in the world, listen to the music of the sand as you walk across it.

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RESERVATIONS ARE TAKEN VIA THE WEB ANYTIME. Reservations are needed for Holidays and from the end of June through the middle of August. Phone reservations are taken at the office from Memorial Day week through Labor Day weekend at 231 869-5050. A credit card guarantee is required to reserve a campsite. Check out 1 PM and Check in is after 3 PM.


Whispering Surf Camping Resort


Since 1966, almost 50 years the Yaple family have been your hosts and we look forward to making you feel at home. Whispering Surf Camping Resort opened in 1913 as Camp Morrison, a tent camp, and has operated longer than any other campground in the State of Michigan.

4-10 Sites
11+ Sites
First 3 weeks of June 20% Discount 25% Discount
Last 3 weeks of September 20% Discount 25% Discount
First 2 weeks of October 20% Discount 25% Discount

* There is a 2-day minimum on all group discounts. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.  
Group reservations for more than three sites are accepted only for the quiet time dates above. To receive the quiet time discount, the discount must be requested at check in.




The resort is open from May 1st through October 31st


SUMMER PHONE (231) 869-5050
A camp host is at the campground entrance from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. From May 1st when the campground opens until Memorial Day week and from the Monday after Labor Day until the park closes October 31st, please call our office and leave us a voice message with your phone number or an email and we will get back with you as soon as possible. There is usually an attendant working in the park during the off season.

Opportunities to work and play as a workcamper at Whispering Surf