Modified Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival (camper only)

Date:  September 18, 2020  -  September 19, 2020
Time:  06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Van Riper State Park, 851 County Road AKE, Champion, MI 49814

Contact: Debra Gill, 906-339-4461

Van Riper State Park Harvest Festival Sign

Due to COVID-19 operational procedures and protocols designed to protect the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and staff, the DNR has scaled back some parts of our popular harvest festivals. Here's what you need to know:

This year we encourage you to go all out with your site decorations so other campers can enjoy the sights as they stroll trhough. Just remember interactive displays are discouraged because they attract guests into your campsite. To do this safely, please maintain proper social distancing (at least 6 feet from people outside your household) and make sure everyone keeps a face covering handy for crowded outdoor settings. There will be no decorating contest this year. 

Though all other activities, such as trick-or-treating, aren’t a part of this year’s festivities,  we can make sure the tradition continues! We hope you’ll be a part of it, and we look forward to welcoming you for some festive, fall fun. For more information, please call the park and don't forget to follow us on Facebook @VanRiperSP to stay up to date on park happenings.

A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks. To make a camping reservation, visit or call 1-800-447-2757.

Please Note: Dates occasionally change and events may be canceled due to inclement weather and other reasons. Please call the park to confirm dates/times prior to your arrival.

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