Wilderness State Park Michigan
Open Year Round

Wilderness State Park Michigan has everything to be a perfect Northern Michigan camping experience all year round. It has over 10,000 rugged acres and 26 miles of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline.

Wilderness State Park in northern Michigan is on the shores of Lake Michigan

Wilderness State Park Michigan is only 11 miles west of Mackinaw City, Michigan so it's a perfect location for camping overnight or just to spend a day on the trails hiking, cross country skiing or playing on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. You can choose to stay overnight in one of the many Mackinaw City hotels or to stay on beautiful Mackinac Island.

Terrain Has a Bit of Everything

With around 16 miles of hiking trails and 20 miles of cross country skiing trails working through its 10,000 acres of remote land. Be careful for it can be easy to get lost in this large parkland.

There is a variety of year-round activities to enjoy while in this premier park in northern Michigan. From hiking to cross country skiing in the winter months to swimming and picnicking on the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan to boating and, of course, fishing in its ponds.

Campsites Are Varied Too!

Wilderness State Park Michigan shoreline has terrific recreational activities.

Both in the Summer and Winter

The park has 250 modern campsites in the summer months either near the Lake Michigan shoreline or in the wooded areas. They include modern bathhouses, electric and sanitation stations in the campgrounds. The bathhouses are not open from November through March. The campgrounds are open from April 1 to December 1.

Cabins are available too - six rustic cabins and three rustic bunkhouses.

What's fantastic is winter camping is available. It's fun to reserve one of the rustic cabins near New Year's Eve. To be camping in the winter wonderland of northern Michigan is a terrific way to start a new year. None of the roads are plowed so be ready to lug all your gear to the cabins. But there is plenty of cut firewood at each cabin throughout the year!

For a detailed map of Wilderness State Park Michigan click here.


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Insider Tip: Wilderness State Park allows hunting between September 15 and March 31 in designated hunting Safety Zones. So Hunters and Hikers, as well as campers, should wear blaze orange clothing. And its wise to carry a map and compass due to the size of the park in case you get lost.

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