Let‘s Go: It‘s the camping season
By Mike Terrell
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick-off to the camping season, and northwest lower Michigan is one of the top camping draws in the state, according to the DNR. Its no wonder when you consider what a bargain camping on state land offers.
State forest campgrounds in this region are located along lakes, rivers and floodings, said DNR Recreational Specialist Todd Neiss, located in the Cadillac office. Its a great source for area residents, and a real bargain. I dont know of a cheaper way to spend a night along a Northern Michigan body of water.
A state forest camp site is just $15 per night. A few newer campgrounds, large enough to accommodate campers and motor homes, are $20 per night, making up about a sixth of the state forest campgrounds available in northwest Lower Michigan. There are 60 state forest campgrounds located in the 16-county region, ranging in size from as few as five sites to more than 50. All offer vault toilets and water.