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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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Long Weekend Trip

My family spent a long weekend at Wilderness State Park this past weekend in July and overall, we had a great time. The park was packed and the campsites are very small with no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Courtney B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family spent a long weekend at Wilderness State Park this past weekend in July and overall, we had a great time. The park was packed and the campsites are very small with no privacy which was disappointing but manageable. The bathrooms are old but they were kept very clean and there was hot water for the shower. The campground... More 

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you drive to the Southern end of the park there are dunes and really nice swimming in Sturgeon Bay. You don't have to pay either, just park along the road. There was hardly anyone there. I think it was about a 15 minute drive South from the North park entrance.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this campground for relaxing on the beach. You do need to pack bug spray and the spots on the beach book very quickly and are not easy to get into with larger campers. We were disappointed that the nature center was closed the first day despite our visit being during posted operating hours and the following day when... More 

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Roseville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent park with great water views. It did take some time to get there but what great views. We stayed in the newly opened full hook-up sites. Short walk to the beach and easy parking made this trip even better.

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1 Thank Robert S
Elmira, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall the campground is pretty decent. Their playgrounds are pretty much just swings. With a 3 & 5 year old they want at least a slide. The kids did enjoy the lake though. The one thing we did not like was that there was no soap in the bathrooms. Other than that a nice park.

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Mason, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for a campground on a Great Lake, and a co-worker who camps extensively says this place is his favorite. It has the makings for a fun and relaxing camping spot where I didn't have to scavenge fir outings to keep my boys engaged. Campsites are beautiful, and the beach was just a few steps away. When we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is utterly amazing. The view is right on the straights, it's about 10 minutes from the "Dark Park" which is even more amazing if you like stargazing and the price, while a bit high, is fairly reasonable. Most sites have power which for a tent camper (which I am) shouldn't matter, but I know how some people are... More 

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a sneak peak of the new campground a few days before the Grand Open - today 6/23/2016. The tent lots are so incredible and somewhat secluded with incredible views of the bay. Lush vegetation and bushes look like a garden. We already picked the lot we want to camp at but I won't be spilling the beans on... More 

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Howell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit to Wilderness State park first was with our kids a fees years ago and we stayed in the East lakeshore section this time we are on the west lakeshore and we love it. Better view of the lake and not as many people trying to walk directly through our campsite which most good campers know... More 

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Saint Ignace, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We just spent 5 nights in the lake front campground. It was busy and full of considerate campers. No problems with noise or rowdy people or kids. We tent camped and it was chilly at night! Even though I gave the park an excellent - I do think the bathrooms could be updated but they were clean. I highly recommend... More 

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