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Camping Tricks & Tips Grosse Pointe MI

Before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience. As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

Oak Shores Campground
(269) 423-7370
Decatur, MI
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Lake Swimming, Hot Tub, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Duggan's Campground
(989) 738-5160
Port Austin, MI
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, No Motorcylists, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Lake Swimming, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Wagener County Park*
(877) 404-7447
2671 S Lakeshore Rd
Harbor Beach, MI
Campground Availability
May 01-Oct 15
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Au Sable SF (Reedsburg Dam)
(989) 275-4622
Houghton Lake, MI
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Wood
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing

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Wooden Shoe Park (Village Park)
(231) 588-6382
East Jordan, MI
Campground Availability
13-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Non Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Lake Fishing, Playground

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Baraga State Park
(906) 353-6558
Baraga, MI
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 15-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Stream Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails

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Mecosta Pines Campground
(231) 856-4556
Morley, MI
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 15-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Coin Games, Pool, River Swimming, River Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Crittenden Park (Osceola County Park)
(231) 734-2588
Sears, MI
Campground Availability
15-May thru 15-Sep
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground

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Mackinaw SF (Beaver Island)
(989) 732-3541
St. James, MI
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing

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Mackinaw SF (Jackson Lake)
(805) 785-4251
Atlanta, MI
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Wood
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Camping Tricks & Tips

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Camping Tricks & Tips


By Anne Peterson

As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

• Drink plenty of water when camping in high altitudes (over 7,000 feet). Three to five quarts a day will prevent dehydration and high altitude sickness, which cause headaches, nausea and muscle cramps, and makes you susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite. Not a fun way to spend a vacation.

• Discard all the plastic and cardboard packaging your food comes in. Instead, use clear plastic bags that can be tied in a knot at the top, and mark them with indelible marker so you know what is inside. This method drastically cuts down on trash accumulation and the bags can be reused for other things, like collecting blueberries for blueberry pancakes.

• Build your campfire away from tree and underbrush root systems. You might never guess, but these can also catch on fire. Believe me, a good night’s sleep is far better than spending the wee hours putting out a root fire.

• Only when you can sift your fingers through the ashes of your fire can you be sure that it is truly out.

• Use a pine cone or a handful of sand to scrub your dishes clean. That way you are not always searching for the dirty, smelly pot scrubby.

• Fill your water bottle with boiling hot water, wrap it in a towel, and put it in your sleeping bag a few minutes before you climb in. This makes for cozy sleeping quarters.

• If you really can’t seem to warm up, and you and your campmate’s sleeping bags are the same brand, zip the bags together to make one bag and cuddle up close. Nothing beats this method on a chilly night.

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