Gus Macker Basketball Tournament: June 22-23
Chesaning Showboat Music Festival: July 8-14
Mid-Michigan Old Gas Tractor Association: August 16-18
Halloween Camping Weekend: September 27-29
Campground policy and fees
- 70 electrical sites
- Plus primitive sites along the river
- Drinking water
- Electrical sites $25/night by reservation
- Primitive camping $22/night
Camping clubs welcome!
For reservations: Chesaning Chamber of Commerce: 989-845-3055
The Park Offers...
- Clean modern restrooms with hot showers
- Sanitary dump station
- Fishing, Canoeing, Boating
- Volleyball sand courts
- Softball fields
- Basketball court
- Playground equipment
- Disk Golf
- Boat launch
- Handicap accessible fishing pier
- Picnic pavilions available (one with large barbeque pit)
- Picnic tables
- Fire pits
Conveniently located within walking distance of downtown
- Twin Brooks Golf Course
- Local restaurants, sit-down and take-out, some with outside seating
- Downtown shopping district
- Canoe/kayak the river
- Scrapbook retreats
- Festivals throughout the year
- Riverfront playscape for youngsters
Located along the winding Shiawassee River, the recently expanded Showboat Park Campground boasts a lovely wooded setting. It has 70 lots with electricity - as well as a number of primitive campsites situated on the river bank.
Showboat Park Campground is part of a 67-acre municipal park within the village of historic Chesaning. The lovely park, home of the famous Chesaning Showboat, is on a hillside which rolls down to the river flats. There are softball diamonds, volleyball sand courts, basketball courts, a handicapped accessible fishing pier, boat launch, three picnic pavilions, and playground equipment as well as modern restrooms and a bath house with hot showers.
The campground is secluded in a wooded area with a true "up north" feel. And yet, it is only a few minutes walk or a short bike ride away from Chesaning's quaint downtown shopping district. Among the village's year-round attractions are the Chesaning Showboat, numerous festivals, a highly-rated golf course, an antique mall and many restaurants.
The campground is well situated for day trips to premier Michigan vacation attractions including Frankenmuth, Birch Run Outlet Shopping Malls, St. Charles Rails to Trails, the Shiawassee National Game Refuge, the Owosso Steam Railroading Institute home of the steam engine Pere Marquette No. 1225 (famous as the sound effects for the movie Polar Express) and Soaring Eagle Casino at Mt. Pleasant.