Michigan State Park Campgrounds

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Port Crescent State Park

Port Crescent State Park Campground Review

We camped at Port Crescent State Park in June, 2019. We loved it so much we’re heading back again in the summer of 2021. Port Crescent State Park is located in Michigan’s thumb near Port Austin. It took us 3+ hours to drive from the Lansing area but it was a relaxing trip driving through beautiful farm land with very, very little traffic.  Our Campsite We camped on...

Grand Haven State Park Campground

Grand Haven State Park Campground Review

We traveled to Grand Haven State Park in June, 2019. When we booked the trip we hoped for sun and beach time. Instead, the weather was cool, cloudy, and very windy during our stay so we swapped out swim suits for sweatshirts and made the best of it. We didn’t have high expectations for this campground because we weren’t sure it was the right fit for us. Our family is...

Yankee Springs Campground

Yankee Springs Recreation Area Campground Review

We visited Yankee Springs Recreation Area for this campground review in July, 2018. We stayed at the park one night on our way to Silver Lake Resort and Campground. This was a rare adult-only trip for us so we had a chance to explore outside the campground more than we typically do on a layover stop. If you’ve read our tips for traveling with kids, you know we love...

Orchard Beach State Park Campground Review

We traveled to Orchard Beach State Park Campground in Manistee, Michigan in April, 2019. The weekend was chilly but the views were absolutely amazing. When we arrived on Friday morning we had the place almost completely to ourselves! Empty Campground!OfficeCampground Entrance Our Campsite at Orchard Beach State Park: We camped on site 39 which was a specious pull...

North Higgins Lake State Park Campground Review

After several trips to South Higgins Lake State Park, we decided it was time to visit and review North Higgins Lake State Park’s campground. We love visiting Higgins Lake because it’s relatively close to home (2 hours from Lansing) and it makes for an easy trip straight up US 127. Both campgrounds are located minutes off the highway. Our Campsite at North Higgins...

Van Buren State Park Review

Van Buren State Park Campground Review

We traveled to South Haven, Michigan for our Van Buren State Park review in July, 2018. We love spending a summer weekend on the shores of Lake Michigan so we were excited for some beach time. Van Buren State Park isn’t one of the most popular parks in Michigan’s State Park system so we had somewhat low expectations. We had a fantastic weekend and we were really...

Lakeport State Park

Lakeport State Park Campground Review

We camped at Lakeport State Park in June, 2018. Over the last couple years, we’ve visited several campgrounds on the East side of Michigan including Harrisville State Park and Tawas Point State Park. We enjoy that the Lake Huron beaches tend to be less crowded than Lake Michigan beaches. And, call us crazy but sometimes we like the rocky shorelines. Rock hunting adds...

Tawas Point State Park

Tawas Point State Park Campground Review

We visited Tawas Point State Park in July, 2016. We added this campground to our “must visit” list because we were really hoping to explore the east side of Michigan and Lake Huron and the promises of almost-Lake-Michigan-like-sandy beaches. We liked this area of the state so much we visited Harrisville State Park the following year. Our Campsite at Tawas Point State...

Straits State Park

Straits State Park Campground Review

Camp the Mitten member, Andy was kind enough to share this review of the campground at Straits State Park! Straits State Park is located on the North side of the Mackinac Bridge, just outside of Saint Ignace in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, which is nicknamed “God’s Country,” and for good reason! If you’re looking for a central location to use as a base camp to...

South Higgins Lake State Park

South Higgins Lake State Park Campground Review

We’ve visited South Higgins Lake State Park a several times in the last few years. Our first visit a quick overnight stop on our way to Young State Park. We love finding pull-thru sites to break up a trip because our kids are young and struggle with long trips on Friday nights. More on that here… The park was so beautiful that we decided we had to come...