Wilderness State Park, Carp Lake

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#5 of 9 in Parks in Emmet County
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  • We stopped in the off season and found the campground to still be pretty full. They are in the process of updating and modernizing the facilities. Some campsites have short trails to the waterfront. T...  more »
  • It's a little challenging to get to the coastal trail, but worth the effort. You drive west along the Wilderness Park Rd. until it turns into unpaved Waugoshance Point Rd., follow to the west end wher...  more »
  • Drove all through the park and stopped in many places along the beach, checked out some cabins, and they are in the wilderness! The campsites are as close to the water as you want them to be, and the ...  more »
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  • One of my favorite places to stay in Michigan. if you are lucky enough to get a waterfront space you not be disappointed. See the gorgeous pictures included in this review. It's a well put together camp ground, clean and well kept. Everyone is neighborly and respectful. The DNR, Rangers, and camp hosts are friendly an knowledgeable. it's a short drive to Mackinaw City so there is always something to do. It's location makes is frequent to strong storms in the July and August months so keep an eye on the weather. A word of caution, on heavy downpour rains, the road side camp sites can "flash flood" but dry out quickly. if you are in a tent, make sure you seal your seems, even if the manufacturer says they already are. Enjoy!
  • One of our favorite MI parks. Had campsite that backed up to beach. Beautiful sunsets. Sites can be a bit small. So much to do in the area.
  • A real wilderness area, beyond the Campground. Summer Campground can be a suburban nightmare. Out on the trails it is peaceful. Lots of wildlife if you're quiet. Great photo opportunities.
  • Most campsites are full hookup, and trailers and tents are packed in close together without privacy. We heard that walk in sites are more private and nice but there are only a few and all were booked. Beach by campsites is only a few feet wide from grass to water (lake level really high this year) but stretches for miles and is soft and sandy. Incredibly beautiful. A 4 mile drive ( or lovely bike ride ) to west from campsites was a beach that was very secluded . Only one other party besides ours on a day that campsites were fully booked. (This beach is a bit more rocky but still pleasantly sandy.) Good for swimming, kayaking, biking, traveling to Mackinac Island ferry for a day trip, more.
  • Wilderness state park is a very pretty park. With a lot of hiking trails and a lot of wild life to see. It's a 5 star park.
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