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Old 04-13-2011, 04:04 PM
Location: SE Michigan
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The Harrisville state park is sweet, and if you enjoy craft shows Harrisville hosts a really awesome, huge show every year...I think in September, perhaps labor day. It's not a huge park but it's right on the lake and you can walk for miles on the beach.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:39 PM
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Baraga State Park is nice, and so is Twin Lakes. The only bad thing about Baraga is it is near a loud highway, but after awile, you get used to it.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:45 PM
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I like south Higgins Lake SP because of the many activities to do there. In particular, warm beach water due to the shallow lake level by the beach. And you can rent boats.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:00 PM
Location: Phoenix,AZ
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Came upon a real gem some years ago.....maybe 20 miles or so west of Brimley in da U.P......

Soldier Lake near Strong's Corner.

Woodsy campsites that are quite spread out.....lots of fishing.

Brighton State Recreation area has a little bit of everything for everybody. They have the big campground for RVs with electrical hookups and real showers and restrooms, Appleton Lake with bright spacious outhouses that are fairly well kept for what they are......and my favorite:

Murray Lake, which is only open on weekends.....closed after Labor Day and doesn't open again until Memorial Day.

The DNR (or whatever they call them anymore), enforces the "quiet rule" after sundown. They give the wild ones one chance to shut it down....after that.....they throw 'em out.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:12 PM
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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Wilkins State Park (Copper Harbor) and Tahquamenon Falls are probably the tops on our list. Both are quiet, and provide great spaces for a trailer. Grantes Wilkins is more REMOTE, but isn't that what makes it camping? The ride from Wilkins to High Rock Bay is one of the best--as is the view from the top of the peninsula. Standing at the end of Rocket Range Trail is unbelieveable.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:30 PM
Location: west mich
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Since this is about favorites, I like Ludington SP. Scenic with beaches and lighthouse, dune and forestland trails, less crowded in the Fall, adjacent to the Nordhouse Wilderness (with its own campground). A big blotch of rustic serenity extending from Ludington to near Manistee.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:20 AM
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We live very close to Ludington State Park and walk the trails at least four days a week. I notice the campgrounds are full on the weekends but during the week there are always several open campsites in each of the three campgrounds. For those hoping to camp you may want to check mid week availability.
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