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Wilderness State Park

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Address: 903 Wilderness Park Dr, Carp Lake, MI 49718-9791
Phone Number: +1 231-436-5381
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2 night leg of U.P. MI camping trip

Nice state park right on water -pretty site difficult parking with 29" 5th wheel great location to nearby tourist sites bathrooms & showers surprisingly outdated, small, and in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 27, 2016
zoeygirl68
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Clarkston, Michigan
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Muskegon, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Located north of Petoskey and south of Mackinaw City this state park has "modern" (electric on site, no water/sewer)camping on the shoreline. It also has rustic and tent camping.

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Midland, Michigan
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Lake Michigan is beautiful. The large park itself is beautiful as well. The only problem is the campgrounds. Crowded and noisy is the norm. We were in the main campground. The gravel road was so dusty, we couldn't open the windows in our large tent facing the road. Everytime a car drove by, a huge cloud of dust would engulf... More 

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Thank Bill B
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice place . Wasn't busy when we went . Plenty of camping spots lil close to each other . Though very close to mackinaw

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Thank Rich B
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We had a great site with lake view. Fall color was spectacular. Sites are large with great fire pit. Close to local attractions and easy access to the upper peninsula. We were able to take several day trips to the surrounding areas. Park was quiet this time of. Great experience and would definitely do it again. Only down side was... More 

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Grand Traverse County, Michigan
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Park is set in a beautiful area surrounded by woods and water but the campground restroom facilities really need updating badly. The money spent on the new so called luxury camp sites should have been used for updating what was already there first.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice state park right on water -pretty site difficult parking with 29" 5th wheel great location to nearby tourist sites bathrooms & showers surprisingly outdated, small, and in dire need of upgrading.

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Fenton, Michigan
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 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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Rotterdam, New York
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 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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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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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Lyons, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

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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