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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...

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...

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...

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...

Holland State Park

Holland State Park Campground Review

We headed to the Lake Macatawa unit of Holland State Park for a quick weekend trip in August, 2017. We enjoyed a Memorial weekend there in 2016 so we thought we’d try it out again. We prefer the Pines loop because of the shady trees and new, beautiful (read: more beautiful than my bathroom in my actual house) bathroom/shower facility Campsite Our site (67) was...

Fort Custer Recreation Area

Ft Custer Recreation Area Campground Review

Camp the Mitten member, Andy was kind enough to share this review! We have camped at Fort Custer Recreation Are many times over the years, mainly because we live only 10 minutes from there and call it our “home park.” It is located not too far from I94, in-between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, making it very easy to get to. Campsite Fort Custer has two loops, the East...

Bay City State Park

Bay City State Park Campground Review

We visited Bay City State Park on the way home from our week-long trip to Harrisville State Park. We enjoyed our trip so much that we just weren’t ready to come home so we snagged a cancellation and spent one more night in the camper. Bay City was right on our way home so we figured it was a great way to check out another state park in our quest to visit all of them...

Otsego Lake County Park Campground Review

We traveled to Otsego Lake County Park unexpectedly over the Memorial Day holiday weekend in 2018. We had planned to spend all weekend at Hartwick Pines but the crazy hot weather sent us searching for a swimming destination one day into our trip! A few friends and family members were camped at the park so we made a call and got SUPER lucky to find an open spot right...