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Planning your Michigan State Parks vacation

With the second-longest coastline and the longest freshwater coastline in the US, Michigan has an abundance of beautiful state parks. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life, spend quality time with family and friends, or explore the wonders of Mother Nature at some of these most scenic state parks.

State Parks in Michigan: Top Accommodations

Cottage Bear Lake
Aug 9 - Aug 16
$420 per night
Cottage ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Nice Cottage in Bear Lake with Patio, Yard & Grill

Bear Lake, Bear Lake Township, Michigan
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House Montague
Jul 14 - Jul 21
$490 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Montague with Grill & Patio + Nature View

4.7
Excellent (24 ratings)
Montague, Montague Township, Michigan
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House Oscoda Township
Jun 7 - Jun 14
$178 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Oscoda Township with Private Patio

4.6
Excellent (54 ratings)
Oscoda Township, Iosco County, Michigan
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Best Michigan State Parks for Families

Best Michigan State Parks for Families

Michigan offers numerous state parks packed with interesting activities for families looking to have a great time.

  • 1. Grand Haven State Park

    Encompassing a 48-acre area, Grand Haven State Park is known for Lake Michigan's beautiful sandy shore to the west and the Grand River in the north. The park provides spectacular views of the Grand Haven Lighthouse and Lake Michigan. The state park features 174 campsites and a beautiful beach area. The park offers various exciting activities that include camping, sunbathing, swimming, fishing, picnicking, and volleyball.

  • 2. Traverse City State Park

    This state park contains a gorgeous beach on the Grand Traverse Bay, and the park is a popular campground featuring 350 campsites. Power boating and sail boating are favorite Traverse Bay water activities. Fishing charters are also available for visitors in Grand Traverse Bay.

  • 3. Lakeport State Park

    Situated on the shore of Lake Huron, this state park provides visitor access to the Great Lakes. The park has two campgrounds with a total of 250 campsites, and all sites feature a fire circle, electricity, a picnic table and a modern shower along with camp pads and pull-through sites. Both campgrounds offer a wide range of recreational activities for the whole family such as fishing, boating, and hiking.

Best Places to Stay for State Parks in Michigan

House Warren Dunes State Park
Sep 6 - Sep 13
$222 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Pleasant House in Lake Charter Township with Grill, Yard & Patio

4.6
Excellent (95 ratings)
Warren Dunes State Park, Sawyer, Michigan, United States
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Farmhouse Warren Dunes State Park
Jun 16 - Jun 23
$525 per night
Farmhouse ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Farm in Lake Charter Township with Yard, Patio & Grill

4.2
Very good (37 ratings)
Warren Dunes State Park, Sawyer, Michigan, United States
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Cabin Warren Dunes State Park
Jun 28 - Jul 5
$500 per night
Cabin ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Cabin in Sawyer with Grill, Patio & Yard

5.0
Outstanding (81 ratings)
Warren Dunes State Park, Sawyer, Michigan, United States
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Best Michigan State Parks for Hiking

Best Michigan State Parks for Hiking

No matter the season, visitors can find a wide variety of trails for hiking in every part of Michigan.

  • 1. Warren Dunes State Park

    Located along Lake Michigan's eastern shore, the park’s lakeshore beaches and large dunes make it one of the most popular state parks in Michigan. With six miles of hiking trails, three miles of shoreline, and 1,952 acres of beach, dunes, and forests, visitors will never get bored in this state park. Tower Hill, the park’s highest point stands 240 feet above the lake and offers scenic views and hang gliding opportunities. On the hike, visitors will be able to see the various types of dunes from this park.

  • 2. Ludington State Park

    Nestled between the shores of Hamlin Lake and Lake Michigan, Ludington State Park encompasses about 5,300 acres and has several ecosystems that include forests, dunes, a lake, a dam and a river. This State Park is home to several hiking and biking trails including 21.5 miles of hiking trails, 2 miles of bicycle trails, 10 miles of ski trails and a 4-mile canoe trail.

  • 3. Port Crescent State Park

    This state park encompasses a 600-acre area and is situated in Huron County in Central Michigan. It offers excellent recreational opportunities that include hiking, camping, hunting, dunes, wetlands, and beaches. The park features a 2-mile loop trail attracting visitors round the year. Following your hike, enjoy the incredible views of Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron and immerse yourself in the region’s peaceful surroundings.

Recommended Accommodations for State Parks in Michigan

Cabin Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Aug 3 - Aug 10
$235 per night
Cabin ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Cabin in Paradise with Grill

5.0
Outstanding (7 ratings)
Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Michigan, United States
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House Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Jul 7 - Jul 14
$176 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Paradise with Grill & Patio

5.0
Outstanding (20 ratings)
Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Michigan, United States
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Best Michigan State Parks for Adventure Sports

Best Michigan State Parks for Adventure Sports

If you are looking for some adrenaline rush opportunities, state parks in Michigan have got you covered.

  • 1. Tahquamenon Falls State Park

    The highlight of the park are the gorgeous Tahquamenon Falls, which consist of two different waterfalls. The Upper Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in the region with a drop of about 50 feet. The park offers a wide range of recreational opportunities. During the summer and spring, camping, backpacking, fishing, hiking, canoeing and nature study are popular activities. Winter provides an opportunity for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling with miles of marked trails.

  • 2. Wilderness State Park

    The state park consists of 10,512 acres and offers a beautiful shoreline and wilderness areas to observe nature from the various trails throughout the park. The state park is home to 22.75 miles of mapped trails, which include a 5.5-mile-long section of the North Country Trail. Recreational activities include mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, picnicking, fishing, and camping in the park's 250 campsites.

  • 3. Petoskey State Park

    The state park covers 303 acres of scenic area and provides a playground, picnic tables and grills, campgrounds, and a fabulous mile-long sandy beach on the bay. The park has two modern campgrounds including Tannery Creek, with 98 campsites, and the Dunes, with 70 campsites. A paved bicycle path traverses the state park linking Harbor Springs and Petoskey. The Portage Trail passes through diverse terrain where you can enjoy different species of native plants and wildlife.

Top Offers for State Parks in Michigan

Cottage Ludington State Park Beach
Jul 6 - Jul 13
$425 per night
Cottage ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Cottage in Ludington with Private Patio + Amazing Views

5.0
Outstanding (23 ratings)
Ludington State Park Beach, Mason County, Michigan, United States
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House Ludington State Park Beach
Aug 9 - Aug 16
$246 per night
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Nice Vacation Home in Ludington with Grill, Patio & Yard

4.7
Excellent (28 ratings)
Ludington State Park Beach, Mason County, Michigan, United States
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Cottage Ludington State Park Beach
Aug 24 - Aug 31
$257 per night
Cottage ∙ 5 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Cottage in Ludington

4.6
Excellent (19 ratings)
Ludington State Park Beach, Mason County, Michigan, United States
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Frequently Asked Questions

Michigan State Parks: What is the cost per night?

You can get an incredible rental for somewhere between $276 and $454 and find discounts up to 51%!

Michigan State Parks: are there many vacation rentals available for groups of guests?

The average size for a House rental is 202 m² and can fit 9 guests on average which is ideal for large groups.

Michigan State Parks: what types of vacation homes can I find in Michigan?

You can choose from 10,954 House rentals and 2,720 Cabins available in Michigan.

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