Our History

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 buses 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 Campgrounds.
  • 2013
    Mount Pleasant Resort — Mount Pleasant, MI
    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.
  • 2015
    Corporate Headquarters — Bay City, MI
    The corporate office outgrew our longtime home on Henry Street in Bay City. We purchased the Landmark Building, affectionately known by locals as the “Kresge Building,” in downtown Bay City. We’re grown our office space and our capacity to serve you! Stop in and see us sometime.
  • 2016
    Kalamazoo Resort — Kalamazoo, MI
    A great opportunity arose for us to purchase the former Spring Lake Resort in Kalamazoo, Michigan! It is now known as Outdoor Adventures Kalamazoo Resort and is open to guests. With three spring-fed lakes, a fishing pond, acres of lush greenery, wildlife, and more this gem is a welcome addition to the Outdoor Adventures family!