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Hartwick Pines State Park

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Address: 4216 Ranger Rd # (M-93, Crawford County, Grayling, MI 49738-6349
Phone Number: 800-447-2757; 989-348-7068
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Beautiful State Park

Camped at site #21 for 2 nights, close to the clean, modern restroom/showers. Lovely level wooded site with a paved pad. Bugs were not a problem as long as you have insect spray.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Manistee, Michigan
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Manistee, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Camped at site #21 for 2 nights, close to the clean, modern restroom/showers. Lovely level wooded site with a paved pad. Bugs were not a problem as long as you have insect spray.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Haven't been there for years but was pleased to discover it remains a great state park experience. There is now a paved walk throughout but the feel is still an intimate quiet feel. The Forrest is awe inspiring. Gave this 4 stars instead of 5 because the two young ladies giving a lumberjack laundry demonstration were less then good presenters.... More 

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Montague, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four with an 8 and 7 year old enjoyed a couple hours of the logging museum and hiking around the Old Growth Forest. Go enjoy the huge trees!!

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Thank Curt H
Niles, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gorgeous State Park! Loved the old Forest walk and the Nature Center. And let's not forget the loggers Museum! A must-see!

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Thank wildwolfbite
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park has many trails through varied habitats and one paved trail that takes you to a reproduction of a logging camp. We did not get to spend enough time in the park on our one day visit, but enjoyed the birding, especially the evening grosbeaks near the Visiter Center.

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Thank Sora72
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is so good to spend time with nature, so quiet and beautiful. We came here to see the big trees and its so amazing. You are allowed to bring your dog here with leash of course and have to clean if they poop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't have many expectations staying at this campground for a night but it blew me away! Unlike a lot of state park campgrounds, our site was wooded and very secluded. It was quiet (with the exception of the weird people in the site next to us, but you can't blame the campground for them) and the bathrooms were clean... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you live close it is short adventure with the family. We didn't walk the whole park. We just went to the lumbjack camp and 1-6 on the tree map. It was very sad to see the monarch tree was broken and dead from a wind storm. Very peaceful and pretty with all the trees. Great tip for anyone that... More 

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Marion, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't at the state park long as it was just the starting location for our Kirtland's Warbler bird finding tour. The visitor center is large and has an impressive glass back wall with window mounted feeders that in June were being visited by many rose breasted grosbeaks. We did pay the $9 for the park visitor pass even though... More 

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice state park with several short hikes. The logging history museum is pretty interesting with informative exhibits. There were not very many people around when we visited, so it was quiet and you could take your time looking at things. The black flies were out, but they were not terrible and they did not stop us from... More 

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