Terms of Service

I agree, and shall cause my children, invitees and guests, to abide by the Park Rules, including those rules and policies published at www.leelanaupinescampresort.com, posted at the Premises or otherwise communicated in any manner by Northgate Leelanau Pines, LLC d/b/a Leelanau Pines Campground (“Leelanau Pines”). 

I further understand and agree that Leelanau Pines does not give credit or refunds due to the discomforts of nature. Leelanau Pines's refund policy varies, depending on the timing of the cancellation notice in advance of the reservation date, as follows:

Campsites: You must be at least 21 years old to reserve a campsite. If a reservation is cancelled more than 2 weeks prior to the arrival date we issue a full refund, minus a $25 transaction fee; or Camp Credit in the full amount can be elected. For a cancellation of a reservation more than 1 week, but less than 2 weeks, prior to the arrival date we issue Camp Credit for 50% of the payment and the balance is forfeited. For a reservation cancelled less than one week prior to the arrival date, the full amount of the reservation payment is forfeited.

Camp Credit is only redeemable at this location and must be used within one year from the issued date and can only be applied toward your site, cabin rental, add-ons, or Campspot point of sale transactions. For reservations paid with a credit card, cash refunds will be credited to the credit card on file with respect to reservation.

As a participant in a recreation activity, I am responsible for acting within the limits of my ability and heeding all warnings regarding participation in the activity. I will maintain control of myself and any equipment while participating in the activity and will refrain from acting in any manner that may cause or contribute to injury to myself or to others.

I HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE Northgate Leelanau Pines, LLC, d/b/a Leelanau Pines Campground, its owners and agents (collectively, Leelanau Pines Management), from any and all liability to me, my children, my invitees/guests, personal representatives, and heirs for any loss or damage on account of injury to person (including death) or loss or damage to property relating to, or arising out of, use and occupancy of the Leelanau Pines property, facilities, golf carts, amenities, pools, water park, jumping pillow, the river (including, but not limited to, kayaking, tubing and swimming) and hot tubs (collectively, the Premises) and any dangers and hazards associated with acts of nature such as changing weather conditions; high winds; thunder and lightning; temperature fluctuations; falling trees; tree limbs, ice; or encounters with wildlife.

I HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS Leelanau Pines Management, and each of them, from any loss, liability, damage or cost (including attorney fees) they may incur due to injury (including death), damage or loss of property relating to use of the Premises by me, my children, and/or my invitees/guests or due to any incidents that may occur during my stay. I understand that, although Leelanau Pines Management makes every reasonable effort to provide a secure environment, the security of my person, my belongings, and all persons registered in my party is my sole responsibility.

As a courtesy, our employees, if so requested, may assist with directing you to your designated campsite. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that the site will accommodate your specific trailer/RV and that you will not hit any branches, bollards, trees, etc. when positioning your RV on the campsite. You agree to indemnify and hold Northgate Leelanau Pines, LLC, d/b/a Leelanau Pines Campground, its owners and agents (collectively, “Leelanau Pines Management”) harmless from any loss, liability, damage or cost (including attorney’s fees) that may result from an employee assisting or directing you onto a campsite. Furthermore, you release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue Leelanau Pines Management for any and all liability, loss, or property damage relating to an employee assisting/directing you to your site.

The Premises are privately owned and THE Leelanau Pines MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE to anyone for any reason except for those prohibited by law. Leelanau Pines Management reserves the right to require any person or party it deems necessary, to leave the campground based on violations of Park Rules or behavior management deems inappropriate or disturbing to others. Harassment or mistreatment of our staff or other guests, including but not limited to, racist comments or hate speech, will not be tolerated under any circumstances. I have read this notice and agree to it as well as all Leelanau Pines Rules and regulations. In addition, I understand that I am responsible for the actions of all persons registered in my party, including any children, and any guests that visit during my stay. On behalf of each person in my party, I grant Leelanau Pines and its affiliated entities and promotional partners the right to include any photographic, video and other visual portrayals of each person in my party in any medium and for any purpose.

I understand that I am and remain personally liable to pay the total amount of my reservation prior to my scheduled check-in date, or at such earlier date communicated to me.  If I fail to pay the total due, I agree that Northgate Leelanau Pines, LLC may charge any remaining balance (in addition to any damage charges or other amounts owed under these Terms and Conditions) to any credit or debit card on file with my reservation. Any amounts due after 30 days will be subject to the maximum late charge permitted under state law.

Animal Waiver

I hereby agree to the following regulations and conditions relating to my dog while camping at Northgate Leelanau Pines LLC, d/b/a Leelanau Pines Campground (“Leelanau Pines”) with my dog.

  • Excluded Areas. I agree to keep my dog out of the following areas including, but not limited to the store, rec. hall, beach area, and playground area. 

  • Excluded Dogs. I agree that Leelanau Pines has the sole discretion to exclude dogs. The basis for exclusion may include, but is not limited to the following: breed-specific exclusions; due to their young age are exempted from state or local law vaccination requirements; are sick; are in heat; are aggressive, vicious, dangerous or potentially dangerous; require muzzling; or are easily frightened or sensitive, resulting in disruptive behavior (such as fighting or biting) in response to a stimulus.

  • Supervision. I agree to keep my dog on a leash or in a carrier while in all public areas of Leelanau Pines. I further agree to have my dog with me or a designated individual at all times, and understand that I may not leave the dog unattended at the campsite. I agree to prevent noise or any other disturbance by my dog, in the interest of other guests at Leelanau Pines.

  • Vaccinations. I represent and warrant that my dog is up to date on all vaccinations (including rabies and distemper) and flea treatments.

  • Disturbances. I agree that, should my dog create any disturbances, which cause complaints to be made to the management by other guests or employees of Leelanau Pines, at the request of a Leelanau Pines employee, I will immediately make arrangements to house my dog elsewhere outside of Leelanau Pines. Additionally, I understand and agree that if I do not find alternative housing for my pet after being asked to do so, I will be asked to leave Leelanau Pines and will not be issued a refund.

  • Assumption of Risk and Release. I understand that my permission to have my dog at Leelanau Pines with me is a privilege and not a contractual right. Such permission is expressly conditional upon my adherence to the terms of these rules and other rules in effect at any given time. I understand that Leelanau Pines may revoke such permission at any time for any reason. Additionally, I hereby assume all responsibility of risks, injury, damage, other harm that may occur while my dog is at Leelanau Pines or caused by my dog. Further, I hereby knowingly and voluntarily expressly release and discharge Leelanau Pines, its owner, its agents, its parent companies, members, managers, directors, officers and employees (“Released Parties”) from any and all claims, damages, liabilities, injuries, demands, or causes of action, both present and future, whether known, unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, that me or my guests or invitees may have against any of the Released Parties arising out of or incident to my dog’s presence in Leelanau Pines, whether arising from any act or omission, whether negligent or otherwise, of me, my dog and/or any guest or invitee. I further agree to indemnify each of the Released Parties for any and all such claims, damages, liabilities, injuries, demands, or causes of action, including costs, expenses, and attorney’s fees arising as a result of or related to the presence of the dog at Leelanau Pines. This provision shall be enforceable to the fullest extent of the law.

  • Acknowledgment. By signing below, I acknowledge that I have read the foregoing Assumption of Risk & Release and fully understand its provisions and implications. My execution of this Release is entirely voluntary and intended to be binding on my heirs, executors, legal representatives and assigns.

I have read this Animal Waiver and understand it is my responsibility to abide by the Rules. I further understand that it is my responsibility to ensure that my guests and invitees also comply with the Rules. Failure to adhere to the policies and rules set forth herein may result in my removal from Leelanau Pines without a refund.

Additional Terms for Lake Use

  • NEVER SWIM ALONE. At least one adult, 18 years of age or older, must be present whenever this swimming facility is in use.

  • Don’t drink alcohol and swim.

  • Only use this facility during posted hours of operation.


  • Children less than 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (an adult who is responsible for the children and their behavior).


Firearms Policy: 

I agree, and shall cause my children, invitees and guests to obey all federal, state, and local laws regarding the ownership and possession of firearms. Firearms are not permitted in any property buildings or common areas. The only exception is that I, my children, invitees or guests may have a firearm in a locked, private vehicle in parking areas if permitted by law. The discharge of firearms, BB guns, air guns/rifles, or similar devices is strictly prohibited.