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Wilderness State Park

903 Wilderness Park Dr, Carp Lake, MI 49718-9791
+1 231-436-5381
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Lots of Trails & Camping. Close to Mackinaw City.

We stopped in the off season and found the campground to still be pretty full. They are in the... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Josh C
via mobile
Great Place for a Day Hike

It's a little challenging to get to the coastal trail, but worth the effort. You drive west along... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Thomas W
Lake Orion
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  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
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903 Wilderness Park Dr, Carp Lake, MI 49718-9791
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in the off season and found the campground to still be pretty full. They are in the process of updating and modernizing the facilities. Some campsites have short trails to the waterfront. The campground is also very close to Mackinaw City and the...More

Thank Josh C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

It's a little challenging to get to the coastal trail, but worth the effort. You drive west along the Wilderness Park Rd. until it turns into unpaved Waugoshance Point Rd., follow to the west end where there is a parking lot on the north side...More

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Drove all through the park and stopped in many places along the beach, checked out some cabins, and they are in the wilderness! The campsites are as close to the water as you want them to be, and the trails go way back into the...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We came after Sept 1 so dogs were allowed on the beach. Beautiful view of the mighty mac and 2 lighthouses. Also saw two freighters go by. Relaxing and had the beach almost to ourselves.

1  Thank Kelly P
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Picture relaxing in late evening on a secluded beach to the sound of waves gently lapping on the lake shore, a celestial spectacle overhead, surrounded by pine forest. That's Wilderness State Park situated 15 minutes west of I-75 near Mackinaw City, MI. The park has...More

1  Thank ohioabogado
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We camped at this park for 2 nights. Our site was #69 and we were steps from the sandy beach with it's lovely sunsets. The campsites are a bit tight and you have to watch for the trees when you back your trailer in. All...More

1  Thank ccc1055
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Visiting the area we stopped by to stretch our legs and get a nice walk in. There are many trails in this park, well maintained and at each trail crossing there is a map making it almost impossible to get lost. You could hike all...More

1  Thank Murilette
Reviewed 13 September 2017

fall fest is all about kids/grandkids weekend ..... games, pumkins carving , trickor treat ,custom contest, hay ride,hunted trail ... i do miss the past a dish dinner on sat... but it still a blast

1  Thank Joelle B
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to camp especially new area- I had site E right on the water! Close to bike to bridge for Labor Day activities-has camp store w great coffee & homemade donuts . Would stay here over Strights state Park

1  Thank Karen P
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Our Family had a Wonderful time at Wilderness State Park The highlight of our trip was the Presentation about Bats given by Bob, at the Nature Center. Very interesting. Our grandchildren were so excited to hear what Bob had to say, and talked about how...More

1  Thank micamper2017
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Questions & Answers
21 July 2017|
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Response from KennyMSQ56 | Reviewed this property |
Hiked for several hours, no ticks. Mostly black flies
Mark L
10 June 2017|
Response from jerryab9rj | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the swimming. We didn't go in the water. MOST of the shoreline in that area is pretty rocky. It was not far from the campsites we saw though. Water is likely pretty cold even in August.