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Buttersville Campground Reservations: 

  • 231-843-2114  for Campground  Reservations and Questions.
  • CLICK HERE for Online Campground Reservations.
    • Reservations for the 2024 season will be available to book online, starting March 15th, 2024 at 12am eastern. Rates will be $35/night for electric sites and $30/night for non-electric sites.
    • A minimum payment of the first 3 nights plus an $8 reservation fee per site are due at the time of booking. We have a strict NO REFUNDS POLICY so make sure you have entered all of your information correctly before submitting your payments!
      • Tip: When booking make sure to add the number of adults per site. The max is 4 adults per site. Also, add the type and length of the RV you are staying in unless you are tent camping.
  • Buttersville Site Map
  • Open from May 15 - October 15
  • Lake Michigan Beach Frontage
  • Day Park/Picnic Facilities
  • Dog-friendly
  • Camping
  • Playground
  • Seasonal Campsite Application


Father Marquette Memorial Park - 852 S. Lakeshore Drive

  • Day Use Park
  • Boat Launch to Pere Marquette Lake
  • State of Michigan Historic Site


Memorial Tree Park - 1550 N. Washington
(Closed for the Winter)

  • Day Use Park
  • Modern Restrooms (Seasonal)
  • Playground
  • Hiking and Biking Trails
  • Picnic areas
  • Scenic View Benches
  • T-Ball Diamond
  • Pavilion Reservation Available (approx. 1,000 sq. ft.)


Suttons Landing Park - 5610 W. Iris Rd.


  • Day Use Park
  • Modern Restrooms (Seasonal)
  • Boat launch for small craft on the Pere Marquette River
  • River Frontage with Boardwalk (Accessible)
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Playground
  • Pavilion Reservation Available (approx. 1,800 sq. ft.)  


Pere Marquette Conservation Park- 1560 S. Lakeshore Dr.

Stretches from Lake MI along South Lakeshore Dr. and East along Iris Rd.

  • Day Use Park area with 2 Pavilions which can be rented daily for gatherings. There is a separate fee for each. (Former DOW AC Park) The larger pavilion is 40' x 60' and the smaller is 32' x 32' in size. Both have picnic tables inside.
  • Pere Marquette Lake Access. 
  • Open space for walking, hiking and biking.  
  • Parking/staging areas off Iris Rd and S Lakeshore Drive.
  • Lake Michigan Beach Access with paved parking lot. (Buttersville Beach) 
  • PMCP Master Plan


Cancellation Policy
(approved August 10, 2021)

Pavilion rental –

Cancellations made up to the day of the event, will receive a 100% refund. No refunds will be given if the notice of cancellation is given after the event. Cancellation refunds will not be transferred to events in future years. Reservations will be taken beginning Jan. 1st for the current year.

Hall rental –

Cancellation made up to the day of the event will receive a 100% deposit refund. No refunds will be given if the notice of cancellation is given after the event. Cancellation refunds will not be transferred to events in future years. Reservations will be taken beginning Jan. 1st for the current year.

Daily Campsite rental –

Cancellations result in loss of payment. No refunds for any reason. Reservation can be rescheduled and payment applied to new reservation for the current year.

Seasonal Campground rental –

Cancellations made prior to opening day will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after opening day will receive a prorated refund based on the number of days from opening day to the date of cancellation.



Contact Information

Phone: 231.843.2114 (seasonal)
Patrick Mousel, Campground Manager

Pere Marquette Charter Township
1699 S. Pere Marquette Hwy.
Ludington, MI  49431

Additional Contacts: Buttersville Campground Manager, Patrick Mousel: 231.843.2114 (seasonal)
Pere Marquette Township Hall 231.845.1277