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The entire Schummer family enjoys getting away and camping for many weekends each spring, summer and fall.  If you love to camp and your vacations take you to the Great Lakes State (that's Michigan), here is a list of some beautiful state parks and some great campsites.  I also like to hear of more so email me campgrounds that you have enjoyed over the years.

Future updates to this page may include maps of the campgrounds and links to the maps to get to the camps.

State of Michigan Camping Home Site

Map of State Parks in State of Michigan

Big Bend Campground

513 Conrad Road
Standish,  MI  48658

Primary Sites: All look good

Notes: Nice canoeing on the Rifle River, clean facilities.

Cedar Springs

334 Melita Rd.
Sterling, MI 48659

Primary Sites: 22,23,24

Notes: Nice campground, not much shade, excellent canoeing on Rifle River.

Cheboygan State Park

4490 Beach Rd
Cheboygan, MI 49721

Sites: 44,46,49,54,58,60

Fort Custer Recreation Area

5163 Fort Custer Dr.
Augusta, MI 49012

Sites: None noted

Hartwick Pines State Park

Route 3
Box 3840
Grayling, MI 49738

Sites: None noted

Holland State Park

Ottawa Beach Rd.
Holland, MI 49424

Sites: 39

Holly Recreation Area

8100 Grange Hall Rd.
Holly, MI 48442

Sites: 141

Interlochen State Park

S. M-137
Interlochen, MI 49643

Primary South Side:(water sites) 369,371,373,387, 
(other) 300,338,337,347,349

Primary North Side:(water sites) 23,25,27

Secondary North Side:93,94,97,107,110,113,114,115,116,117

Lakeport State Park

7605 Lakeshore Rd
Lakeport, MI 48059

Primary Sites: 18,19,21,23
Secondary Sites: 41,43,47,228,229,231,232,246

Ludington State Park

PO Box 709
Ludington, MI 49431

Beechwood Primary: 267,297,298,300,305,306,309,321,322,328,356,358,360,366
Cedar (not as many trees) Primary: 138,140,165,175,198,202,204,206,217,225
Pines Primary: 54,63,67,69,71,79,80,81,82,83,93,95,97,99,104

Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area

3871 Hurd Rd.
Metamora, MI 48455

Primary Sites (favorite): 52,54,56
Primary Sites (south): 23,25,31,32,43,98,99,100,101,102,108
Secondary Sites (south): 34,127A,127B,127C
Primary Sites (north): 138,158,169,184,192
Secondary Sites (north):165

Muskegon State Park 

3560 Memorial Dr.
Muskegon, MI 49455

Lake Michigan (North) Campground
Top Gun: 105
Primary: 60,66,70,98,101,103*,106*,108*,109*
Secondary: 37,46,48,50,52,55,57,59,61,63,71,73,77,78,82,173,25,130,163,167,169,171,177,178

Channel (South) Campground: Don't bother

Orchard Beach State Park

2064 Lakeshore Rd.
Manistee, MI 49660

Top Gun: 42,44
Primary: 15,17,19,21,71,72,73,124,148,150,154,156,157,162,164

PJ Hoffmaster State Park

6585 Lake Harbor Road
Muskegon, MI 49441

Top Gun: 69,87,89
Primary: 38,61,108,119,121,136,140,161,166,265,283,299,301,303,305,307
Secondary: 27

Notes: Lots of trees, plenty of hammock opportunities

Petoskey State Park

2475 M-119
Petoskey, MI 49712

Sites: None noted at this time.

Pinckney Recreation Area

8555 Silver Hill
Route 1
Pinckney, MI 48169

Sites: 174, 6, 9, 173, 10, 12
Notes: Excellent biking/hiking on the Potawatomi Trail

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area

7800 Gale Rd.
Waterford, MI 48327

Sites: None noted at this time
Notes: Excellent biking/hiking on the trail that surrounds the park

Port Crescent State Park

1775 Port Austin Rd.
Port Austin, MI 48467

Sites: None noted at this time

Silver Lake State Park

Route 1 Box 254
Mears, MI 49436

Primary: 8,23,25,79,81
Definitely not: 66-75,20-40,102-114,202-219

Sleeper State Park

6573 State Park Rd.
Caseville, MI 48725

Sites: 128

South Higgins Lake State Park

106 State Park Rd.
Roscommon, MI 48653

Sites: Never been here, but comes highly recommended

Stafford County Park (Huron)

PO Box 231
Port Hope, MI 48468

Sites: 1-14, (not 17), like 14

Straits State Park

720 Church St.
St. Ignaus, MI 49781-1729

Primary Sites: 1,2,4,9,11,13,14,15,17,18,19,23,25,31,107,111
Secondary Sites: 94

Traverse City State Park

1132 US-31 N.
Traverse City, MI 49686

Sites: None noted at this time.

Waterloo (Portage Lake) Recreation Area

16345 McClure Rd
Chelsea, MI 48118

Primary back side: 33,34,35,36,37,41,43,84
Primary beach side: 97,100,104,106,132,134,136
Secondary (small, narrow): 56,58,60,82
Secondary (sunny): 38,76

Wilderness State Park

Box 380
Carp Lake, MI 49718

This has to be one of our favorite campgrounds of all time.  The location is 11 miles west of Mackinaw City.  In the middle of nowhere

Primary Sites: 119,120,121,122,126

Wilson State Park

910 N. First St.
Harrison, MI 48625

Primary Sites: 10,27,68,69,71,73,112,120,122,127,128,147,152,154
Secondary Sites: 14,131,149

Young State Park

02280 Boyne City Rd.
Boyne City, MI 49712

Sites: 93,146,148,150


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