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For anyone who hasn't camped in a state park before and wants to give it a try, we are partnering with The North Face to offer Camping 101 - a two-night camping trip with all the gear, guides and good times included! Use of gear, two nights of camping, and instruction on how to pitch a tent, start a campfire and more is all available for just $20.
What do I get for my $20?
First Time Camper Informational Welcome Kit
Park ranger to help you set up camp
Two Nights of Camping
Gear provided by The North Face
camp stove *
(4) hot dog /marshmallow cookers *
* These items are lent to you by The North Face. They must be returned.
Don't Forget to Download a Copy of the Activity Guide!
How do I participate?
- Choose a date.
- Choose one of the state parks or state recreation areas listed below.
- Contact that park and ask the park supervisor to enroll you as a First Time Camper.
Participating Parks and Recreation Areas:
Algonac State Park - 810-765-5605
Baraga State Park - 906-353-6882
Bay City Recreation Area - 989-648-3020
Cheboygan State Park - 231-627-2811
Hartwick Pines State Park - 989-348-7068
Hoffmaster State Park - 231-798-3711
Holly Recreation Area - 248-634-8811
Interlochen State Park - 231-276-9511
Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park - 231-922-5270
Metamora-Hadley State Park - 810-797-4439
Muskegon State Park - 231-744-3480
Pinckney Recreation Area - 734-426-4913 (Sun-Thur nights Only)
Pontiac Lake Recreation Area - 248-666-1020
Port Crescent State Park - 989-738-8663
Silver Lake State Park - 231-873-3083 (Participating after Labor Day)
Sleeper State Park - 989-856-4411
Sterling State Park - 734-289-2715
Wilson State Park - 989-539-3021
Young State Park - 231-582-7523
A Recreation Passport is required for entry into any Michigan state park or recreation area. Learn more at www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport.