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Wilderness State Park

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Address: 903 Wilderness Park Dr, Carp Lake, MI 49718
Phone Number: (231) 436-5381

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Love this park.

There isn't anything we don't love. The view is wonderful. Park is clean. Really close to a lot of attractions. We are repeat campers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Cindy L
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Flint, Michigan
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Flint, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

There isn't anything we don't love. The view is wonderful. Park is clean. Really close to a lot of attractions. We are repeat campers.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Wilderness State Park is magical and truly wild, if you stay out of the campground. Rent a cabin instead, either deep in the woods, or on the shore of Lake Michigan. Bunk beds, an outdoor water pump, a port-a-john and a wood stove provide your only modern comforts, leaving you to your own devices to make your own fun. Miles... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Best campground I've stayed on Lake Michigan. We arrived there shortly after a storm without reservations on Labor day weekend. There had been a lot of cancellations, and the attendant said there were no lake side campsites left. After looking at the availability map I chose a site near the lake across from the playground/beach. The picture below was our... More 

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Peoria, Az.
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135 reviews 135 reviews
64 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Be sure to buy your groceries in town before you come out this way. Once you are here you will really enjoy the lake and the view and all the nice people.

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Hudson, Florida, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Gaylord DNR has drained O'NEAL LAKE. It's HORRIBLE!!!! Habitat has been destroyed! Don't visit......It will break your heart!

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Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This state park is located right on Lake Michigan. It's only 15 minutes from Mackinaw City/Mackinac Bridge. The view from the lake side campsites is spectacular. It's away from the road so all you hear at night is the waves washing ashore.

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Macomb, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stayed on the water front side, which was pretty nice. Water was really clear and not unbearable as far as the temp. The sites on the water side are all sandy and in the pines are cement pads. The only drawback I have about it is the bathrooms are dirty.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Not the quiet place we'd imagined - considering its name - but it takes about 5 miles of winding roads through dense woods to get there. High concentration of people packed into our loop over weekend - less on weekdays, but still plenty (all those families out for their last summer camp-outs). Shower water temp and pressure were good, but... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

First time camping in a MI State Park, what a huge disappointment. Stayed here three nights and three nights at McClain. To start with staff are less then welcoming, they check you in but that is about it. No warm and fuzzy here. There is no water hook up at sites and only 3 shower stalls for all the campers... More 

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Marcellus, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We spent a few nights in the Big Stone Cabin, which is away from the campground and very isolated. It was so nice to camp without neighbors. A short walk takes you to a private beach (very rocky, bring water shoes!) but clear with a wonderful view of the bridge. Our kids truly enjoyed this spot. The cabin offers 4... More 

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