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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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Nice Up North State Park

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Livonia, Michigan
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Livonia, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank kmet2016
Onondaga, Michigan
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Spartan52782
Cheboygan MI
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank seashellcity
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go for pitches by the lake if you can. As ever the facilities are excellent. Fantastic view of the lake. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank LeBernieBear
Bismarck, North Dakota
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was here just to do some geocaching. Lots of varied scenery throughout the park and opportunities to learn about the area. Spent about four hours hiking, very enjoyable.

1 Thank Norm B
Muskegon, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was excited to try the park's new "walk-in" camp sites, but was really disappointed. They are not private -- most are basically on a parking lot -- and are small. Ours, site T, was the nicest -- right on the lake and a bit of a walk in. But still not private and very small. Site S, next to... More 

Thank Lynn M
Richland, Michigan
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have gone to this park a couple of times in the past and rented one of the rustic cabins. We were able to rent one again and it did not disappoint. These are rustic, no electric, bedding. There is a pump for water, and an outhouse. It is very quiet and a short walk to your own beach. On... More 

Thank JoAnn H
Kawkawlin, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried out site Y at the new rustic campground area. Loved our site and we had a gorgeous view of Lake Michigan. However, our site was right on top of the non-rustic sites and had a lot of generator hums and radios at all hours. Definitely not what I'd call rustic besides lack of showers and real toilets. Still was... More 

Thank SarahLynnLand
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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 

1 Thank Courtney B
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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.

3 Thank alm1sf

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