Gas Saving Camper Storage Program

  • Gas Saving Camper Storage Program
    Campers have the option to reduce fuel costs by temporarily storing camping units (trailers, motor homes or boat on a trailer) in participating state parks and recreation areas between state park visits. The program is free.

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Gas Saving Camper Storage Program General Conditions »
  • Storage spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Available space can only be determined by contacting the park. The park cannot reserve or hold a storage space.
  • Camper must show proof (camp permit receipt or reservation confirmation number) of campground use at any Michigan state park or recreation area within the seven days prior to the beginning of the storage period.
  • The maximum allowable storage period is 15 days.
  • The storage area is typically unfenced and generally supervised by park staff.  No guarantee of site supervision is provided.  
  • Maximum allowable storage period is 15 days. Camp units left more than 15 days will be assessed a $4/day storage fee. Camp units left beyond 30 days may be deemed "abandoned property" and submitted to state auction for disposal. Camper must contact the park if circumstances arise that will result in the unit being left more than 15 days. 
  • Camping units must be secured by locking all entry doors and the hitch must be disabled by a locking mechanism
  • Camper assumes liability for any damages to state property or other stored units caused during the placement or removal of the camping unit.
  • The State of Michigan assumes no liability for any loss, injury or damage as a result of the placement or storage of the unit.
  • Camper will be required to sign the Camper/Equipment Storage Regulations Form (available at the campground).

 

Intermittent Camping

  • Intermittent Camping
    This program allows campers to leave their unoccupied camping units (trailers, motor homes or boat on a trailer) on a campsite between fully registered stays. The program is available between September 15 and May 15 at participating state parks and recreation areas.

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Intermittent Camping General Conditions and Fees ยป
  • Contact the individual park to confirm participation. Reservations are not accepted for this program.
  • Permission will not be granted for intervals that the park is full or expected at capacity. Sites considered to be "high demand" (i.e. waterfront) are not available.
  • Maximum intermittent stay is five nights. Intermittent stay must be preceded by at least two nights at the full camping rate and followed by at least two nights at the full camping rate.
  • Camping fees must be paid in advance.
  • There is no fee for the nights the camping equipment is unoccupied as long as all the general conditions are met and related camping fees are paid.
  • Camping unit must be unplugged during storage. Units left plugged in will be charged full camping rates upon return to the park.
  • Camper will be required to sign the Camper/Equipment Storage Regulations Form (available at the campground)