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Wilderness State Park

903 Wilderness Park Dr, Carp Lake, MI 49718
(231) 436-5381
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Carp Lake
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Campground hosts available till midnight making check in easy. Campsites are large yet close together. If you want a lakeside sunset, pick 77-81 I think. The time of year perhaps didn't have much to do with the bugs, but it was damp so the bugs were bad. The trails were lengthy and diverse, but water and tall grass ruined some... More

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Maumee, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

You cannot beat the location of this campground if you love the beach and nature trails! It's a beautiful setting and the sites are quite large. The rangers are very helpful in pointing out good trails in the area. The only critters we worried about were the food stealing seagulls :) And their Book Nook was a great place to... More

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Cedarville, Michigan
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95 reviews 95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Miles of shoreline, deep forests, hiking trails and views. Doesn't get much better than this. This area is also home to the Piping Plover nesting ground so areas of the beach may be off limits during nesting time, no worries- there is plenty of beach area left. FYI, lots of bugs in early June.

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Northern Michigan
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This Memorial Day we stayed at the Sturgeon Bay cabin and were not disappointed. From the cabin it is just a quick walk down to the shore line. (Though this spring it was QUITE wet and we were glad we had boots to trek through the mud to get down there.) The kids loved checking out the pitcher plants along... More

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Lake Orion, Michigan
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The name says it all, you are pushed back deep into the wilderness. That's what makes this park great! Your surrounded by Lake Michigan and trees. There are so many trails and shoreline to explore and the campsites are always impressive.

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South Lyon, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Camped here in aug. 2012. Beach and views are wonderful. Campground is avg for state park. Nice trails. A bit of a drive to town but nice quiet park.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for a couple of nights in October - we were able to park right along the waters edge and had breathtaking views of the Northern lights & the gorgeous stars at night. The beach was pleasant to walk along, and the park was fairly empty. Fabulous stay! Will definitely be back next fall! I'm... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Nice view of the lake and the site was nicely shaded by trees. The bathrooms were pretty clean. It was about a 20 minute drive into Mackinaw City. I would stay again!

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Oxford, Michigan
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Usually stay in the rustic cabins as they are quiet enjoyable places to stay, was late trying to make a reservation for September so pulled out the tent and went for what I was hoping to be a 6 day stay. Didn't quite make it that far but found the East and West Lakeshore campgrounds little changed since my last... More

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cincinnati ohio
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This was our first time camping in Michigan, and it was incredible!!The park is so gorgeous, green and lush. The beach is beautiful. Lovely soft sand, crystal clear water with a sandy bottom. Perfect for kids because the water is shallow. Wonderful people. So friendly, warm, helpful and personable. It was cool to see just as many tent campers as... More

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