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Address: 903 Wilderness Park Dr, Carp Lake, MI 49718
Phone Number: (231) 436-5381
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A beautiful spot right in the water

The campground is beautiful, with lots of evergreen trees and winding paths down to its own beach. The campsites seem small, at least on the east end of the part right by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Wabash, Indiana
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Wabash, Indiana
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The campground is beautiful, with lots of evergreen trees and winding paths down to its own beach. The campsites seem small, at least on the east end of the part right by the beach. There were lots of dogs but all were fastened and well behaved. Many families with children and bikes, but no excessive noise. We wish the roads... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This park is great for hiking, biking, birding, picnicking, and swimming. AND it is not very crowded! We spent the entire day enjoying this park twice on our trip and we still didn't do everything we wanted to do.

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It's a great location and Lake Michigan is right here and stunning. That said, no campsites have any privacy and it feels like everyone is camping together. Clean and well kept and great ranger staff.

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Montague
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Beautiful State Park! Very quiet compared to a lot of parks. We were located along the back in the Pines area - very secluded. Close to Mackinaw City - a lot cheaper than a hotel! So glad we chose Wilderness. By the way - lots of raccoon activity - even when the food is out of sight :)

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Mackinaw City, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It is a nice park with a beautiful beach. The bathrooms are far from clean. I was very happy I lived close enough to drive home and shower. The dead tree limbs could be trimmed down and it would open up some space in a very crowded park where the spots are small. I was very disappointed after spending time... More 

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Milford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

great drive, easy to get to , and very nice place to check out. Must go here and check it out. Michigan is AWESOME!!

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Petoskey, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Have been camping there every summer for 35yrs can't think of any other place I would rather go. Leaving to go back tomorrow. Cant tell you how much I enjoy the park

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Livonia, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The state park land is gorgeous...the campsites not so much...campers packed in like sardines right on top of each other...no privacy between sites...some really too small for RVs to park on...Rules not enforced...noisy...speeding cars in camp...Chaos...Will try it again in the fall...maybe it will be more enjoyable. Bathrooms and showers not good...need updating...The State has a jewel there that they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Went for a few days with my husband. Our site was just enough space away from the others. We were able to leave for the day and go to Mackinac island, the park is about 5 miles from the ferrys. Also, it's a dark sky park, so we were able to see the stars and planets, and even the northern... More 

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Nice campground. We went for our anniversary but will return with the kids. Beautiful views of Lake Michigan. Clean bathrooms. Showers could use some attention.

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