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Wilderness State Park

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Address: 903 Wilderness Park Dr, Carp Lake, MI 49718-9791
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+1 231-436-5381

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Absolutely beautiful State Park gorgeous view nice campsites. Unfortunately the bathrooms have not then opened up by April 15th. They do not allow dogs on the beach period only... read more

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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful State Park gorgeous view nice campsites. Unfortunately the bathrooms have not then opened up by April 15th. They do not allow dogs on the beach period only bummer I can think of

Thank PJCremin
Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Snow shoe and CCSki trails are open in the winter, and the beach, sand, snow, water are beautiful!! Not sure if we were supposed to have dogs with us, but we did, and they loved running up and down the beach. Probably not allowed in the summer...

Thank JeepDr
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Headed for Wilderness State Park over Christmas vacation. Was looking forward to lots of snowshoeing and great scenery. Very little snow so lots of hiking instead. Very nice trails, mostly well maintained. Some damage and down trees due to winter weather but you can tell that they are maintained normally. Not many people, only saw two other hikers the entire... More 

Thank jerryab9rj
Lansing, Michigan
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464 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

they have some real nice wide trails to hike here..better xcountry skiing when the snows right..great park and good sites to camp

Thank s g
Muskegon, Michigan
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162 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

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.

Thank Bruce H
Midland, Michigan
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

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, we couldn't open the windows in our large tent facing the road. Everytime a car drove by, a huge cloud of dust would engulf... More 

Thank Bill B
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place . Wasn't busy when we went . Plenty of camping spots lil close to each other . Though very close to mackinaw

Thank Rich B
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 this time of. Great experience and would definitely do it again. Only down side was... More 

Thank Theresa R
Grand Traverse County, Michigan
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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.

Thank Bill W
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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.

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