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Wilderness State Park

903 Wilderness Park Dr, Carp Lake, MI 49718-9791
+1 231-436-5381
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Spacious and a great view!

Looking for a great place to camp? Bring your family and friends! Campsites are very spacious. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tracy S
Saginaw, Michigan
Great rustic sites with a beautiful view of Lake Michigan!

We stayed in the rustic section of the state park. These spots were somewhat private and had an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brighton, Michigan
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903 Wilderness Park Dr, Carp Lake, MI 49718-9791
+1 231-436-5381
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a great place to camp? Bring your family and friends! Campsites are very spacious. We tent camped and only used half the site. Great view of Lake with a short distance to the beach. We were also able to get a magnificent view...More

1  Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the rustic section of the state park. These spots were somewhat private and had an amazing unobstructed view of Lake Michigan. We stayed at site "CC" and our only complaint was that people kept walking through our site to get to the...More

2  Thank keelyrose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Forget the dark sky park, just camp here and bring your sleeping bag and binocs/telescope to the beach! This is the darkest sky I've seen in a long while. They have a dark sky viewing area but it was more fun to just lay in...More

Thank Liz J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tent camped over the weekend and it was great. Very nice park and the staff clearly take pride in making sure everything is kept up and love to share their knowledge of the area. The campground is divided up into four areas and the...More

1  Thank Audreyleigh99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so disappointed in this campground. The sites are very small and there is absolutely no privacy. Our fire pit was about five feet from the site behind us. They had a family of ten camping and they were having fun family time together,...More

Thank 303margaretp
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spent a long weekend at the Wilderness State Park near Mackinaw City. The park is about a 15 minute drive to the nearby Headlands International Dark Sky Park and about 20 minutes to Mackinaw City. (The drive takes a bit longer than you would think...More

1  Thank jal010
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Convenient to all area attractions, this is a huge state park with lots of trails. The Pines campground is lovely and quiet. The showers were broken while we were there, but otherwise it was very clean. The naturalist is so knowledgeable. Don't miss his programs.

Thank MrsKA59
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Kind of secluded, definitely still a natural beauty beach/shore line in West Michigan. Great place to take the family.

Thank shorning
Reviewed 9 July 2017

There are two camping areas to this park - the "regular" - typical Michigan State Park, and then the more special 18 full hook up sites just one dune from the lake. We did not camp, due to the difficulty in getting reservations, but did...More

Thank KennyMSQ56
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to get a walk-in tent site in their new tent camping area. Boy what luck! The view was amazing of the lake. Beautiful sunset. There was a breeze from the lake keeping the bugs away too. Kids could walk out to the...More

2  Thank 3leaf
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20 July 2017|
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Response from KennyMSQ56 | Reviewed this property |
Hiked for several hours, no ticks. Mostly black flies
Mark L
9 June 2017|
Response from jerryab9rj | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the swimming. We didn't go in the water. MOST of the shoreline in that area is pretty rocky. It was not far from the campsites we saw though. Water is likely pretty cold even in August.