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Wilderness State Park

903 Wilderness Park Dr, Carp Lake, MI 49718-9791
+1 231-436-5381
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Nice park, with nice beaches

My visit here was quick as I was headed to Petoskey and had only a short time to check out the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Geof J
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Milwaukee
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1st time here

Absolutely beautiful state park. Can't beat the views, right on Lake Michigan/Straits of Mackinaw... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
John W
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903 Wilderness Park Dr, Carp Lake, MI 49718-9791
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My visit here was quick as I was headed to Petoskey and had only a short time to check out the park. There is a $9 a day recreation passport fee for out of state visitors and it is not clear that this is needed...More

Thank Geof J
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful state park. Can't beat the views, right on Lake Michigan/Straits of Mackinaw. We're here during the off season, so we have the beach pretty much to ourselves. One can walk for miles! If you're looking for solitude, one can't beat this location. The...More

2  Thank John W
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful State Park gorgeous view nice campsites. Unfortunately the bathrooms have not then opened up by April 15th. They do not allow dogs on the beach period only bummer I can think of

1  Thank PJCremin
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Snow shoe and CCSki trails are open in the winter, and the beach, sand, snow, water are beautiful!! Not sure if we were supposed to have dogs with us, but we did, and they loved running up and down the beach. Probably not allowed in...More

Thank JeepDr
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Headed for Wilderness State Park over Christmas vacation. Was looking forward to lots of snowshoeing and great scenery. Very little snow so lots of hiking instead. Very nice trails, mostly well maintained. Some damage and down trees due to winter weather but you can tell...More

Thank jerryab9rj
Reviewed 4 January 2017

they have some real nice wide trails to hike here..better xcountry skiing when the snows right..great park and good sites to camp

Thank s g
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Located north of Petoskey and south of Mackinaw City this state park has "modern" (electric on site, no water/sewer)camping on the shoreline. It also has rustic and tent camping.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Lake Michigan is beautiful. The large park itself is beautiful as well. The only problem is the campgrounds. Crowded and noisy is the norm. We were in the main campground. The gravel road was so dusty, we couldn't open the windows in our large tent...More

1  Thank Bill B
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place . Wasn't busy when we went . Plenty of camping spots lil close to each other . Though very close to mackinaw

Thank Rich B
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great site with lake view. Fall color was spectacular. Sites are large with great fire pit. Close to local attractions and easy access to the upper peninsula. We were able to take several day trips to the surrounding areas. Park was quiet...More

Thank Theresa R
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Amy K
Is there parking right at Nebo cabin?
31 May 2017|
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Response from s g | Reviewed this property |
about 200 feet in the summer..hike in during the winter
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Tee B
Looking for local person or business that would provide a camper rental.....any suggestions?
25 February 2017|
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Response from Bill W | Reviewed this property |
TCRV in Traverse City also rents RV's. I would also look into other northern Michigan dealers closer to the Straits.
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