Tag - Beach Access

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sleepy Hollow State Park

Sleepy Hollow State Park Campground Review

We traveled to Sleepy Hollow State Park to write this review in May, 2018. Sleepy Hollow State Park is located in Laingsburg, Michigan just north of the Lansing area, making it a quick trip for us. Every time we head north for a camping destination we pass the Sleepy Hollow sign and think, “wow – we could already be there!” so we finally decided it was time to check...

Seven Lakes State Park

Seven Lakes State Park Campground Review

We were looking for a quick trip last fall so we booked a spot at Seven Lakes State Park at the Sand Lake campground because of its proximity to Lansing. When we booked it looked like we’d be one of the few visitors that weekend. We were expecting all-day campfires, cooler temperature, and lots of bike riding for the kids. We were completely wrong! Instead, we found...

Hoffmaster State Park

PJ Hoffmaster State Park Campground Review

UPDATE: We visited Hoffmaster State Park again in May, 2018. It was our first visit to the park in the Spring and it was another fantastic trip. We camped on site 27, which backed up to the creek. Our kids loved playing in the creek and even ventured in despite the cooler temps! We also spent lots of time on the playground. It was great to visit when it was less...

Muskegon State Park

Muskegon State Park Campground Review

We traveled to Muskegon State Park in July, 2018. One of our friends told us we had to check it out because it was one of his new favorites. We were lucky enough to score a campsite in the channel campground on a cancellation so we knew it was a sign that we must visit! Our Campsite at Muskegon State Park We camped on site 101 in the second loop of the channel...