The Popple campground is located on the north end of the island, about a 3.5 mile hike from the Ranger Station near the Lake Michigan shore. Bring water filtration equipment and beware of poison ivy - there is a lot of it in this area. Those seeking seclusion, who enjoy a bit of a challenge will enjoy this campground. You get a great view of North Manitou Island and great access to the beach.
There are 7 Individual Sites at this campground. Campers must purchase a Backcountry Use Permit before camping. Permits are $5.00 per night per campsite. Park passes and permits are available at the Fishtown dock in Leland during the summer months. During the off-season, you can contact the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire for permits.
For more information about camping on South Manitou Island, please visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore website.