My family and I have camped at HSP once a year for 6-8 years now. Its a great State Park. I will say upfront its the only State Park I have camped at.
The contact post staff are always very helpful and friendly. Since we camp 4-7 days at a time, I get the non-resident yearly pass as its cheaper then paying day by day. Plus the pass is good for all the State Parks in Michigan. Its $30 for the year for a non-resident.
The park itself is well maintained. We usually try to go for the campsites in the 17-36 range as they tend to be more grass / trees and on the edge of the park. This way its a bit more private.
My family enjoys going for walks around the park and trails. When it gets too hot, the beach is a quick walk away and Lake Huron is always refreshing.
There are a couple of large bathrooms with showers that are usually pretty clean and tidy. Bring a set of flip flops for the showers as they can get messy sometimes.
Harrisville is a quick drive and short walk (less then 1 km) away. It has a grocery store, ice cream store, pizza place, drug store, laundry mat...etc.
Near the entrance to the park there is a great ice cream store. We always make sure to take the kids to it a few times for a treat.
Also at the park entrance is a set of train tracks. During the weekdays there is a 8-9p train that we take the kids to see. They put some coins on the tracks and get excited as the train goes over them.
But...... there is another train that comes through at 2-4am ish and blows its whistle at every crossing from Harrisville to the Park. So its pretty loud and will probably wake you up. After a couple of nights I didn't really notice it.
Overall I highly recommend this park for camping. Its our favorite and will be our benchmark for other State parks.
- Also Known As:
- Harrisville State Park Hotel Harrisville