Michigan State Park Campgrounds Plan for Record Year, Here Are My Favorite Spots
Planning on doing some camping in Michigan this summer? You're not alone, so you had better make your reservations soon.
Did you know that in Michigan you can reserve a campsite up to six months in advance? The Department of Natural Resources Chief of the Parks and Recreation Division Ron Olson has some good advice. If you want to get out of the house and enjoy our state's wilderness, plan early. This summer will be a crush of people enjoying our state parks and campgrounds.
This year RV dealers say the demand for trailers and RVs is so great that they can't even keep them on the lot, they sell out so fast.
I grew up camping with my family, and we have camped on the shores of Lake Superior all the way down to southern Michigan. Here are a few of my favorite spots.
Ludington State Park is a beautiful spot to camp or just spend the day. Awesome beaches, three different parks to choose from, and an incredible series of trails to hike. To stay at this state park, you will need to make reservations in advance. Looks like they might be all booked for Memorial Weekend.
Holland State Park on Lake Michigan offers one of the best sandy beaches in the state. This is also a great spot for a day trip, in case you didn't book ahead. Holland has some great restaurants you can check out after a day at the beach.
Want to camp nearby? Sleepy Hollow State Park in Laingsburg fits the bill. Along with it being a short drive, the park is lovely as well.
Want to camp far away? Lake Gogebic State Park in the Upper Penninsula is one of those spots that is totally worth the drive. The beauty of Michigan's U.P.is a sight to see.
Other State Parks on my recommendation list- Grand Haven State Park, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Interlochen State Park, Wilson State Park on Budd Lake in Harrison, and South Higgins Lake State Park.
A reminder to make reservations because there will be a lot more people heading out to camp so make sure you don't get shut out.