Alpena County Fairgrounds
625 South 11th Avenue 
Alpena, MI 49707
P: 989.356.1847 F: 989.354.9648

Caretaker: Wes Wilder

NOTICE PLEASE MAKE NOTE: The Fairgrounds will be closing on October 15, 2020, and will reopen on May 15, 2021, for the camping season.

We are located on the beautiful Thunder Bay River and have 37 acres of scenic shoreline where you can enjoy camping, fishing, biking and wild fowl sanctuary.

We offer 69 campsites with power, 12 sites are directly on the river, showers and holding tank disposal area on site. If you are bringing your horse(s), we offer a boarding barn and arena for all campers.

The County Fairgrounds are located within the city limits and have two free boat launches to the Thunder Bay River.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 989.356.1847 or via email at

The County also has hundreds of acres of state land near by for hiking, skiing, and outdoor activities.

Planning a family reunion or wedding? Our merchants building has a kitchen and plenty of room to enjoy your friends and family. If needed, we also have a covered stage and grandstand also located on the fairgrounds.

Our fenced in kiddy park is located on the river and would be a refreshing place for a picnic while the children play on the slides, swings and other fun things kids love to do. The park also offers a covered picnic area and a relaxing environment as you watch the wildlife on the water. Next to the park, is a large area of thick green grass and shade trees to throw a blanket down, throw a frisbee or play catch with the family.

Seasonal Information

Winter storage is also available for your cars, boats, campers or anything that would need to be stored from the harsh weather.

Forms and Maps

2020-2021 Fairgrounds Rental Agreement
Campground Map
City of Alpena Bi-Path 
Snowmobile Path
Snowmobile Regulations
Winter Storage Agreement