Insta Launch Campground & Marina

20 Park Ave
Manistee, MI 49660
(231) 723-3901
Location: 44.26497, -86.30504

Open Apr 01 - Dec 01
Last Year's Rate
$40 to $45
Card(s) Accepted
debit cards   discover   visa   mastercard


Type (Campground)
Partial Handicap Access
Emergency Phone


Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Pets Welcome
Pet Restrictions
Pet Restriction on Quantity
Tent Camping Allowed


Total Spaces (170)
Spaces Available (100)
Width (30)
Max Length (80)
30 Amp
Grass Sites (100)
50 Amp
Seasonal Sites
Shaded (Mostly)
Full Hookups (16)
Water (19)
Electric (67)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (6)
Pull-thru Size (30 x 80)
Back-ins (30 x 45)
Site Length (80)
Fire Rings
Table at Site
Trash Pickup at Site


WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
On-Site WiFi Tech Support
3 Devices supported per Overnite Site
100 Sites with WiFi

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (All Weather)
Restroom and Showers
Restroom/Showers ($)
RV Supplies
LP Bottles Only
Snack Bar
Self-Service RV Wash
Fishing Guides
Fishing Supplies
Onsite Rentals (10)
Sells Fishing Licenses

Recreational Facilities

Boat Rental
Boat Marina
Body Of Water (Big Manistee River)
Rec Hall
Outdoor Games
Rec Open to the Public

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)

ATV Riding
Mountain Biking

Hunting Nearby (within 20 miles)

Season: Fall
Sells Hunting Licenses

On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

Insta Launch Campground & Marina
Avg Rating 2.5out of 5 stars 2.5 out of 5 stars  (2) Reviews
3 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
1.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
2.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

Insta not no launch

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2020
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Campers beware, this is more of a fishing camp, than a family campground... If I were planning a fishing/camping trip, I might give this place 3 stars.. The staff was friendly to be sure, but the campground is mostly seasonals, and not very well kept up.. Kinda reminds me of old riverside plot camping...
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Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2016
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Campsites were generous in size and the staff were extremely accommodating and pleasing to deal with. Store is stocked to support the local fishing options offered in the area and the boat launch and boat docks are adequate for most boats under 20'. Our primary suggestion is that it is time to remodel the restrooms (compared with all of our recent experiences elsewhere) and more frequent and through cleaning of the restrooms would be appreciated as few full service sites in the campground require the use of the permanent facilities.
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