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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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Macomb, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

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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Logansport, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stayed in the Pines campground - sites are generally nice with paved pads, although they are a bit closer together and tighter to maneuver than what we are accustomed to in Indiana. Lakeshore campground has awesome sites right on the lake shore, but the sites and the road looping around the campground are very tight in spots. Sandy beach areas... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Was a bit disappointed in the fact that dogs were not allowed on the beach. However, the camp site was nice, albeit a bit dirty. The views of Lake Michigan were nice and there were plenty of hiking trails available.

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
37 helpful votes 37 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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