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Wilderness State Park, Carp Lake
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  • 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. 
  • 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...  more »
  • 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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  • Great little gem. Very quiet. People brought their own seats to the beach and just watched the lake for hours. From the. Road you see plenty of bikers coming through and stopping by to chill a bit. On the other side there is a little dune that you can clime. Great spot.
  • Many families come year after year, some for decades. That says a lot about the beauty and uniqueness of the park. Terrific clear water and hard sandy bottom as far out as you could care to swim, multiple trails and miles of unadulterated beaches. Fantastic night skies, next door to an international dark sky park. One of our absolute favorite places to visit and relax. This park offers all the best of Michigan's natural wonders. It is not a high tech modern example of an RV resort, it is simply a place of unbelievable beauty that has been set aside for public use.
  • We stayed in the new rustic addition that opened spring of 2016. We booked campsite X. By far this campsite was one of the best. The sites are small but you have wonderful views of Lake Michigan and just a short stroll from your site to a great beach. Campsite Y was also lakefront and very nice.
  • We found Petoskey stones. The water was perfect. Great breeze off the big lake for flying the kite. One of my favorite state parks. Make your reservation early, to get a camp site just off the beach.
  • Wilderness State Park is a massive forest that you could spend days exploring. There are miles of hiking trails, shorelines and beaches, and a year round campground. A convenience store is in the middle of the park for servicing your snacks, beer, and ice needs. Just down the road is the Headlands Mackinac Dark Sky park if you want to see a night sky that would never get in the city. The dark sky park is open 24/7/365 and is free admission. Highly recommended you tour Wilderness Park and the dark sky park.