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We believe that the great outdoors is an excellent place for Michigan families to spend quality time together. We make it our goal to provide the very best surroundings, amenities and activities in a variety of locations to meet the ever changing demands of today's families. We welcome you to our website. Please take a few moments to see what we have in store for you. As you explore each of our resort camprounds, you will find virtual tours and slide shows of our cabins, campsites and ammenities as well as maps and directions. We look forward to serving your recreational and camping needs and making the quality time with your family even more enjoyable.
All our resorts are situated just minutes off I-75, making all locations easily accessible. From our most southern resort, Lake Shore in Davison (just over an hour north of the Detroit Metro Area) to the most northern, Lake of the North in West Branch – with Saginaw Bay in Standish, Wilderness in Omer and Rifle River in Sterling in between – the possibilities for fun are endless. Each resort has it own unique personality, all offer camping and rental accommodations ( cabins, cottages, vacation homes and park models ). We encourage you to visit all of them.
History of Outdoor Adventures
Founded in March 1995, Outdoor Adventures is a Michigan based corporation dedicated to serving Michigan families. We have put a lot of hard work and dedication to provide some of the finest camping resorts anywhere. Following is a time line of the growth of our company.
1995 — Saginaw Bay Resort — Standish, MI
Formerly H&R Campground, the original property had just 80 campsites, a store, bathhouse and a very small pavilion. As you can see when you navigate to the Saginaw Bay Resort section of our website, what started as very humble beginnings has become one of the finest family camping resorts around.
1996 — Wilderness Resort — Omer, MI
Once known as Sunshine Valley Campground, this resort lives up to its current name – it is truly a wilderness retreat. If your family wants to get in touch with nature, this is your place. Not shy on amenities, Wilderness is sure to please everyone in the family. Just check the Wilderness Resort page on this website and you will see why.
1998 — Rifle River Resort — Sterling, MI
Situated right on the bank of the Rifle River, we turned the former Cedar Springs Campground into a great place for water sports enthusiasts. Acquiring a canoe livery business along with the property, we have canoes to rent and shuttle busses for transportation to the drop-off locations, so you can float back to the resort. Take a look at the Rifle River Resort pages to see all the fun you will have!
1999 — Lake of the North Resort — West Branch, MI
What was once known as Lake George Campground, this resort is located on Lake George – a 200 acre, nearly 100 foot deep, all sports lake. This resort has a large private beach and boat docks. With boats you can't help but have fun! See the Lake of the North section of this website for all the services, amenities and fun you will enjoy.
2001 — Guest Service Center "Corporate Office" — Bay City, MI
Putting our main office building more centrally in the state allows us to serve you better. See our contact page for office hours, telephone numbers, etc.
2001 — Lake Shore Resort — Davison, MI
The addition of the former Smoke Rise Resort fulfilled our need for a location closer to the Detroit Metro Area. Accustomed to our high quality of facilities and service over the years, many of our campers asked us to get a location closer to their “down state” homes. Only minutes from M-23, I-75, M-15 or M-24, and just 5 miles north of I-69 (making it easy to avoid traffic), the campground was an immediate hit! Look at the Lake Shore Resort section of the website and be amazed at everything this resort offers.
2003 — Lake Shore’s “North Shore Property” — Davison, MI
Acquisition of property on the north side of the lake more than doubled our ability to meet the high demand put on this resort. We are continually adding more to this location.
2011 — Lake Shore Resort's Water Fun Zone Waterpark— Davison, MI
Opened July 2011 the Water Fun Zone Water Park was an immediate hit. While camping or renting a cabin, use of the water park is free of charge. Enjoy a relaxing float around the Lazy River or have a "Splashing Good Time" in the Wading / Splash Pool , Multi Sports Pool or Hot Tub. Come and see for yourself, we are sure that you will agree that "Nobody Offers More"in the Mid-Michigan area than Outdoor Adventures Resorts and Campgounds.
2013 — Mount Pleasant Resort — Mount Pleasant, MI (Opening 2015)
Formerly known as Shardi's Hideaway. Located in Mount Pleasant, home of Central Michigan University and Soaring Eagle, makes this a place with endless entertainment opportunities. Soaring Eagle Casino and Entertainment Complex has gained national recognition and brings top-notch comedians, musicians and artists to its stage and is just minutes from this resort.
2014 — Grand Haven Resort — Grand Haven, MI
Located seven miles south of downtown Grand Haven known as Coast Guard City USA. The United States Coast Guard has a long and prestigious history in Grand Haven. Each year a week long celebration is held here to honor the men and women of the United States Coast Guard. The Coast guard Festival is packed with activities, events, and attractions for all ages. The resort is also located just minutes from Grand State Park Beach, Rosy Mound Natural Area and "Kirk Park" a lakefront area with a dog beach and trails.