Whispering Surf Campground at Bass Lake

7070 South Lakeshore Drive, Pentwater, MI 49449, USA

The Place

Whispering Surf Campground at Bass Lake embraces the idea of old-fashioned camping – forested with oak, pine and white birch and nestled between the clear blue waters of Bass Lake and the white sands of Lake Michigan. Tucked away in the North Woods, it’s a slow-moving pace where you can relax and enjoy the best of what camping has to offer. Our campground is guaranteed clean and friendly! Reservations are strongly recommended for all weekends & holidays and for groups.

Park Rules


All pets must be on a 6-foot leash and tethered when on your campsite. No pets may be left unattended outside or in tents/pop-ups. Pets left alone in RV’s must remain quiet during your absence. You must clean up after your pet anywhere on the camp property. Pet stations have been provided for your convenience. The maximum number of pets per site is 2 – no exceptions. Obey all the rules while using the Bark Park.

PLEASE NOTE: All property adjoining Whispering Surf Campground is privately owned. Please respect our neighbors by not trespassing. When going to the beach, please walk only on roads and designated trails. Respect other campers and do not walk or ride through other campers sites.


These rules are intended to provide a safe and fun experience for ALL of our guests.

If you have any questions, please contact the office. (231) 869-5050


1.     RV Check-In after 3 PM and before dusk.

2.     RV Check-Out 12 PM.

3.     Cottage Check-In 4 PM -- Cottage Check-Out 11 AM.

4.     Quiet Time 11 PM - 9 AM -- no outside music, TVs or noisy activities. 


6.     Campfires must never be left unattended.

7.     Only 1 RV, 1 picnic table and 2 vehicles per site -- one immediate family or 4 unrelated adults per site. A 8’ x 6’ or smaller tent may be used on an RV site.

8.     Firearms must remain in your camper at all times.

9.     Do not cut/damage any trees or insert any hooks or nails into trees.

10.  Motorcycles may be ridden to and from the campsite only.

11.  Bicycles may be ridden in camp, on roads, beach area and public areas except for the hills in front and behind the lodge.

12.  Alcohol may be consumed inconspicuously on your site. Use of illegal substances or misuse of alcohol are grounds for immediate ejection.

13.  Electric golf carts may be operated by licensed drivers and children over 10 when accompanied by an adult. Gas-powered carts are not allowed.

14.  Boats, sport utility vehicles and utility trailers must be parked in the overflow lot -- check with the office.

15.  No dogs allowed on our beach. There are dog-friendly beaches in the area; check with the office.

16.  Trash will be collected roadside throughout the day. Last pickup is 8 pm or must be kept in the RV or car.

17.  No dishwashing permitted in restrooms.

18.  Streaming on free camp WiFi prohibited.

19.  All visitors must register and pay a visitor fee -- campers are responsible for the actions of their guests. All guests must depart the park by 10 PM.

20.  Parents are responsible for their children's conduct. Children cannot be left alone in the park without adult supervision. All children, including teens, need to return to their campsite by 10 PM. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult in the Lodge.

21.  No fireworks or Chinese lanterns allowed in the park or beach. No fires allowed on the beach.

22.  Fish Cleaning: Pick up a pail and newspaper at the office. Dispose in a trash bag and return to the office for disposal.

23.  No washing of RVs or vehicles.

Site Options

Recreational Activities

BoatingCanoeingFishingKayakingMini GolfPlaygroundSwimming


Arcade/Game RoomBoat RentalsCell Phone ServiceFenced Pet AreaFire PitFirewoodInternet AccessPlaygroundRecreation HallRestroom/Shower FacilitiesTV/Satellite ServiceWaterfront
Single Post Map

Visit Website

Open May 1 - October 15

(231) 869-5050

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