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Wilderness State Park

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Address: 903 Wilderness Park Dr, Carp Lake, MI 49718-9791
Phone Number: (231) 436-5381
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Geocaching

Beautiful trails and a well organized list to use for geocaching. I would love to spend another day here exploring. We hiked 11 miles yesterday and loved every minute. Don't miss... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
djpeters
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Fenton, Michigan
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Fenton, Michigan
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful trails and a well organized list to use for geocaching. I would love to spend another day here exploring. We hiked 11 miles yesterday and loved every minute. Don't miss a visit to this park.

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1 Thank djpeters
Rotterdam, New York
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here to camp not knowing what to expect. The check in process was simple and was completed quickly in the ranger station. We got a beach front site with amazing views!! The sites have fire pits in which to enjoy. The bath houses were clean and open 24hrs. We were amazingly lucky and got a... More 

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Avon, Indiana
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51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this park which now has camp sites for larger motor homes. The sites are spacious, paved and level. The park has a very nice beach, and playgrounds for the kids, and numerous hiking trails. Park location is far enough away from city lights that the night skies are filled with stars and constellations. Of course we got our usual... More 

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1 Thank dplace2016
Lyons, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a 24-person bunkhouse for Labor Day weekend with several family members. The building was in great shape and clean, the bunk beds were very sturdy. The campsite was clean, as was the rest of the park. The beach was clean, with shallow water that went out 50-75 yards with a sandbar. There is plenty of space between sites,... More 

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Boston, MA
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our favorite swim of our vacation was an impromptu dip into Sturgeon Bay just off Lake Shore Dr. Technically part of Wilderness State Park, this area does not require a pass. Busy park on the side of the road, cut through the paths in the dunes, and hop into the clearest water! No services or lifeguards. Really calm, crystal clear... More 

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Thank tuftsgrad
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice park, 15 to 20 minute drive from Mackinaw City. Decent size, level sites. Miles of trails and things to do. Showers aren't the best, moderate water pressure and hot water randomly comes and goes. Trail maps lack info about parking lots and trailheads. No camp store or firewood here, but there are a couple privately owned tiny stores. Views... More 

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Thank Kimberlee M
Traverse City,
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is for the newly opened "RV" park just before the main Wilderness State Park campground. I stumbled upon this new RV park that the State Park just opened in a news report last winter on the internet. It said most sites (letter sites) had either a lake view, an obstructed view or partial view of the lake. We... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We camp here from time to time. There are three lake loops and one pines loop off the lakefront. The pines spots are newer and all paved with lots of trees and shade. The 2 loops spots designated by numbered spots are older and more rustic. The range for really small to pretty large. The dirt road gets dusty and... More 

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Onondaga, Michigan
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 7 nights in August. Beautiful campground, really enjoyed our site (29) as it was very wide and had good space for our 25' camper. The lakeside sites, while beautiful, are quite shallow, and I'm not sure how much I would enjoy everything being on top of each other. It's a bit of a windy drive back... More 

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Cheboygan MI
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

We recently had a family reunion / camping weekend here. We loved camping the the Pines, the upper level campground. Very quite and family friendly. It is just a short drive to the beach which is very nice. We were able to get sites all next to each other and the staff was very helpful. They do enforce quite hours... More 

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