Welcome Campers !! We have openings for the blessing of the Bikes 2014, the 13th annual blessing of the jeeps (May 3rd) hosted by Cadillac Jeepers, and all holiday weekends and other special events in this area. Please read the next five paragraphs !!

Memorial Day weekend will be the pig roast (and another non pork meat) with chili cook off, bring your own table service. Dishes to pass are welcomed but not necessary or expected, contact the office for chili cook off rules.

Winner of the chili cook off gets a free seasonal for the remainder of 2014 camping season (May 1st 2014 through April 30th 2015). Second place gets a free month and third place gets a free week.

Fourth of July weekend fireworks display (aprox. 1 hour long), traditionally we've fired up the grill for this event as well. We usually have chicken and ribs, hot dogs, or even the ocassional goat or lamb depending on the interest level.

Ann's Putman Lake RV Park and Campground Inc (and paintball too) is a recently remodeled outdoor recreational park located on 62+ heavily wooded acres on the tranquil Putman Lake, designed for Children and Adults alike, right here in Western Northern Michigan's Lake County, just outside of Baldwin. With our own trails, Sand Pits and ATV ORV trail access, and much more.  In the spring of 2008 and again summer 2010 the campground changed ownership (without a name change yet), and we, in 2008/2009 and 2012, purchased more property for our customers enjoyment. In 2010/11 installed new wells, water and power throughout.

Our Motto: Legal, Ethical, and Moral with a Smile (or we aint a gonna do it).

Our Business statement:  Give our customers what we promise, or more for the cost we promised, or less, in the time frame we promised or sooner.


We are as much of a natural Outdoor Recreational Park as we are an RV Park and Campground.  We aren’t at all that fancy, but we strive to provide what we can for your children and yourselves to enjoy while relaxing. Boredom isn’t a viable option here, yet peacefulness is imminent. 

We aren’t by any means a parking lot style campground, nor is our wooded resort well manicured; we, as well as most of our customers, like el natural. 

We have 90 sites scattered over a mile of roads throughout our wooded resort.  We have 9 different camping area’s all having their uniqueness aiming to please most anybodies preference.  (Horse shoe, Cul-de-sac, Petting zoo, Lakeside, Mature Adults, Lakefront, Peanut, Non Electric and Group area/s.)  Our Pricing is uniform throughout (except for the non electric sites and group rates) Each area has its uniqueness, making most all areas equally attractive to a variety of folks that stay here.

Folks constantly and repeatedly tell us we are the best campground they’ve ever seen.  Nobody has, nor could we imagine them to tell us we are the fanciest and best groomed.  We concentrate on peacefulness, nature and the natural outdoor pleasures children and, adults alike enjoy the most, in a relaxed atmosphere.

Regardless of our website, our amenities do change periodically according to what’s available for us to provide for our customers.  Our Key concern is rain or shine our guests enjoy our down to earth, backwoods, Campground and Recreational Park with the modern amenities built in. Be sure to ask about changes and Amenities that are of key concern to your family.

Wildlife surrounds our area, fish and swim in Putman Lake, and make lasting friendships with those that enjoy what you do. We are conveniently just the right distance (1 mile) from the quaint and quiet town of Baldwin, about one and a half hours north of Grand Rapids or NE of Muskegon and south of Traverse City, or 1 hour west of Clare, 2 hours north of Kalamazoo and NE of Holland. 2 and ¾ hours northwest of Lansing; or 4 hours north of Chicago, or 4.5 hours northwest of Toledo, or 3.5 hours northwest of Detroit, to allow for your well deserved relaxation or invigorating fun. 

You'll have everything you need right here whether it's a nostalgic camper, your RV, or even roughing it in a tent.  We have Private Bathrooms with private showers in them and privy's scattered throughout the campground for your convenience. Most of our campsites are very large and heavily wooded. We have trimmed the trees back to make access with your extra large rigs an easy uneventful pleasure.

For the fisherman, we have some of the nation's finest fishing, with 156 lakes and 46
trout streams/rivers nearby, to include our private lake frontage.  If memory serves correctly, in 2011/12 Field and Stream dubbed Michigan the nation’s finest trout fishing.  Lake County is home to Michigan’s finest trout fishing.

There is a ton of entertainment right here locally for your pleasures to include ORV/ATV Trails, Hiking, Swimming, Quality Eating, Fishing, Snowmobiling, Hunting, Bowling, Golfing, Mushrooming, Fall Color Tours (we have been called a mini theme park), and Ski Resorts and Lake Michigan Light Houses and Beaches are only a short Drive;  most of all relaxing with nature. For more information on area attractions visit Go-Michigan.com, a Manistee National Forest and Michigan Travel Guide.

  • Pig Roasters Available
    Chicken Roaster Available
    Fish Smoker Available

We also can arrange for a catered Pig Roast with a regional company that specializes in catering pig roasts and the likes. The caterer has proven time and time again to be of top character.  Rest assured no disappointments.

12 x 26 Pavillions available for your private gatherings like family reunions and
     other group events (with or without side walls). 

When possible we try to have them strategically placed throughout the campground for our customers needs.  For your exclusive use of the canopies contact us to reserve one.

Quiet Respectful Motorcycles are welcome here and despite our one way traffic for everybody’s convenience are allowed the path of least resistance for access to their registered campsites.

Putman Lake RV Park and Campground Inc.

2240 W.Wonderland Street
baldwin, mi 49304


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