Campground:  Call 231-723-3901

Paddlesports: Call 231-233-3265

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Enjoy the beautiful city and county of Manistee, MI!

With a rich history, family friendly activities and a vibrant night life, visitors of all ages will find plenty of fun in Manistee, MI! Using Insta Launch Campground & Marina as your base, you will be able to enjoy all that Manistee has to offer.


Whether you are looking for a family vacation or just a guys' weekend of fishing and relaxing, there's plenty here for everyone. Call 231-723-3901 to book a reservation.

Learn more about the Manistee Area

Great sites and activities for all ages!

  • Take part in world class fishing

  • Soak up the sun on the beaches of Lake Michigan

  • Tour the historic sites

  • Stroll along the Riverwalk

  • Win big at the Little River Casino

  • Connect with nature at the Huron-Manistee National Forests!

Enjoy rustic camping or have all the amenities of home

At Insta Launch Campground & Marina, we have camping and rental units to suit everyone's needs and budgets. Enjoy all that Manistee has to offer as well as our comfortable and homey facilities. Call 231-723-3901 for more information today!

For information about recreational opportunities and upcoming events, check out:

Pontoon at sunset Manistee harbor Family canoeing Manistee during salmon run

2019 Events Calendar

Whether you come to camp, fish, play, or just relax, Insta Launch and the Manistee area have the activities for you.  Take a look at the listed activities, and make your reservations today so you don’t miss out on the FUN.

May 17th & 18th – Tight-Lines for Troops Charity Fishing Tournament

Manistee City Marina - This is a great tournament and great cause - come and support our veterans.    

Contact  Pam Hamilton at 231-889-5815 or

June 8th & 9th – Michigan Free Fishing Weekend

Residents and out-of-state visitors can fish for free (License fees are waived), so come on up and try your luck catching the big one.

June 16th – Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast

Bring Dad up for the weekend and give his wallet a break.

June 19th –  MCSFA Kid's Fish Day

June 21st  - Ladies Classic Pro/Am Tournament

June 22nd & 23rd – MCSFA Budweiser Pro/Am Tournament

July 4th - July 7th – Manistee National Forest Festival

The premier 4th of July celebration in Michigan – this 4-day event features Fireworks, Carnival Rides, Flea Markets, Craft Shows, Entertainment, Concerts, and more – fun for the whole family. Contact the Manistee Chamber of Commerce (800) 288-2286

July 23rd - 25th – Salmon Splash Pro/Am Fishing Tournament

Fishing Tournaments and Various Events all week; Relay for Life events, Beer Tent, Entertainment, Family Fun events, Volleyball Contest, and more.  Sponsored by the Manistee CVB - Contact Capt. Fred at 231-723-7975



Sept 1st – Insta Launch Campground & Marina Big Fish Tournament

Come to the store to register no later than 8/31.  Prizes, food, and bragging rights.

Sept. 6th - 8th - Manistee Monster Mania Tournament

Seng's Marina - Sponsored by Little River Casino - Go to for more information

  • Boat Rentals  

  • Canoe, Kayak, and Tube Trips on the Big & Little Manistee Rivers

  • Little River Casino shuttle

  • Manistee area Concerts, Fairs, Plays, and other activities– Too much Fun to List


Contact the Manistee Chamber of Commerce or Manistee County Visitors Bureau to learn about surrounding community events such as fairs, festivals and tournaments.

Other activities available during your stay at Insta Launch Campground & Marina

Contact the Manistee County Sport Fishing Association, 231-889-5769

Contact the Manistee County Sport Fishing Association, 231-889-5769

Contact the Manistee County Sport Fishing Association, 231-889-5769