Michigan state park campers have something new to look forward to this summer as eight parks now offer full-hookup sites. The state government has announced that there are even plans to add some in at least two more parks, making it easier and more comfortable for visitors who prefer RV camping.
According to the state's Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the eight parks that currently offer full-hookup sites include Harrisville, Holland, Indian Lake, Ludington, Port Huron, Rifle River Recreation Area, Sterling and Van Riper. With these sites offering water supply and sewer connections directly on the site itself coupled with electric service, campers can enjoy a hassle-free stay.
The addition of these amenities has been part of an ongoing effort by Michigan officials aimed at improving their state park system and attracting more tourists. The DNR hopes that by adding modern conveniences like full-hookups they can provide campers with an experience that is both convenient and enjoyable.
“We're always looking for ways to enhance our guests’ experiences,” said Ron Olson from the Michigan DNR Parks and Recreation Division. “Full hook-up campsites give our visitors another option when planning their vacation.”
While eight parks are currently offering full-hookups already this year’s camping season may see them added in others too. Two other locations – Traverse City State Park located near Grand Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan’s northwest shore and South Higgins Lake State Park in Roscommon County – will be tested as pilot programs beginning late June.
Michigan residents or out-of-state visitors interested in taking advantage of this new offering should reserve their spot soon as demand is expected to be high over peak travel weekends such as Memorial Day weekend or Labor Day weekend.