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Fall destination.

We had a great site with lake view. Fall color was spectacular. Sites are large with great fire... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
Theresa R
via mobile
2 night leg of U.P. MI camping trip

Nice state park right on water -pretty site difficult parking with 29" 5th wheel great location to... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
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903 Wilderness Park Dr, Carp Lake, MI 49718-9791
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great site with lake view. Fall color was spectacular. Sites are large with great fire pit. Close to local attractions and easy access to the upper peninsula. We were able to take several day trips to the surrounding areas. Park was quiet...More

Thank Theresa R
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Park is set in a beautiful area surrounded by woods and water but the campground restroom facilities really need updating badly. The money spent on the new so called luxury camp sites should have been used for updating what was already there first.

1  Thank Bill W
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Nice state park right on water -pretty site difficult parking with 29" 5th wheel great location to nearby tourist sites bathrooms & showers surprisingly outdated, small, and in dire need of upgrading.

1  Thank zoeygirl68
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful trails and a well organized list to use for geocaching. I would love to spend another day here exploring. We hiked 11 miles yesterday and loved every minute. Don't miss a visit to this park.

1  Thank djpeters
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here to camp not knowing what to expect. The check in process was simple and was completed quickly in the ranger station. We got a beach front site with amazing views!! The sites have fire pits in which to enjoy....More

4  Thank sehill23
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Visited this park which now has camp sites for larger motor homes. The sites are spacious, paved and level. The park has a very nice beach, and playgrounds for the kids, and numerous hiking trails. Park location is far enough away from city lights that...More

5  Thank dplace2016
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We rented a 24-person bunkhouse for Labor Day weekend with several family members. The building was in great shape and clean, the bunk beds were very sturdy. The campsite was clean, as was the rest of the park. The beach was clean, with shallow water...More

3  Thank Ross S
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Our favorite swim of our vacation was an impromptu dip into Sturgeon Bay just off Lake Shore Dr. Technically part of Wilderness State Park, this area does not require a pass. Busy park on the side of the road, cut through the paths in the...More

Thank tuftsgrad
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Nice park, 15 to 20 minute drive from Mackinaw City. Decent size, level sites. Miles of trails and things to do. Showers aren't the best, moderate water pressure and hot water randomly comes and goes. Trail maps lack info about parking lots and trailheads. No...More

Thank Kimberlee M
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This review is for the newly opened "RV" park just before the main Wilderness State Park campground. I stumbled upon this new RV park that the State Park just opened in a news report last winter on the internet. It said most sites (letter sites)...More

2  Thank coolt77
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cordelia s
6 September 2018|
Response from SteveMonrovia | Reviewed this property |
All of the hiking trails are open to biking EXCEPT Waugoshance point and any beach areas. Basically, any established trail. There are some nice flat sections and some hilly sections. Be sure to ask a ranger and note which... More
21 August 2018|
Response from BrianD317 | Reviewed this property |
The tent sites have a fire ring, but no grills or grates. I used my Coleman stove to cook and the fire ring was solely for atmosphere.
Camille T
8 July 2018|
Response from SteveMonrovia | Reviewed this property |
They do not allow dogs in the rustic cabins. The fine print in the reservation states as much. I know because I wanted to bring our dog : )