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Old 04-25-2016, 06:11 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good campground in the Lansing area? Or close by that's easily accessible to MSU?
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:55 AM   #2
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I have stayed at Cottonwood CG a few times. It not a resort but is a good CG. Very close to MSU and downtown. I would stay there again. We were in a 40' Moho.
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Old 04-28-2016, 02:45 PM   #3
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I stayed in Michigan once. Avoid the State Parks You need to have a permit to camp the permit cost double the camp fees! this particular park was near Flint and was the dirtiest place I have ever camped in by far. We then stayed in Frankenmuth, the Christmas town, no permit needed for private campgrounds although I did have to use quarters to take a shower! I never camped in Michigan again.
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:31 PM   #4
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I stayed in Michigan once. Avoid the State Parks You need to have a permit to camp the permit cost double the camp fees! this particular park was near Flint and was the dirtiest place I have ever camped in by far. We then stayed in Frankenmuth, the Christmas town, no permit needed for private campgrounds although I did have to use quarters to take a shower! I never camped in Michigan again.

You are missing a fantastic place to visit. To slam all the entire state because of one bad experience? There are some amazing state parks to camp in. It's a great experience and although none are very modern they are great places to camp. I could give you hundreds of beautiful private camp grounds to stay in. I'm more familiar with the west coast of Michigan. It is my favorite place to be. Every state has beauty for sure but west Michigan and especially Lake Michigan is special to me.
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:49 PM   #5
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I stayed in Michigan once. Avoid the State Parks You need to have a permit to camp the permit cost double the camp fees! this particular park was near Flint and was the dirtiest place I have ever camped in by far. We then stayed in Frankenmuth, the Christmas town, no permit needed for private campgrounds although I did have to use quarters to take a shower! I never camped in Michigan again.
I take it you do Not agree with the slogan "Pure Michigan" It is a good thing you didn't Camp in "Downtown Detroit"! Youroo!!
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:22 AM   #6
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The permit you are talking about is a Recreational Passport. It costs $11.00 for the year for residents and $31.00 for non residents. There is also a daily permit avalialible to non residents for $9.00 a day.

These permits allow you access to all Michigan Stata Parks, Boating Access facilities, State Forest Campgrounds. Camping fees I believe start at $25.00 for electric only sites up to around $35.00 for water sewer and electric sites. Not many parks offer full hook up sites but most have a dump station and they all have a 14 day stay limit.

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If you choose to avoid Michigan state parks because of a $31.00 permit fee you would lose out on many great camping experiences! Penny wise pound foolish. There are many awesome state park camp grounds in Michigan, and a $31 fee is a cheap price to pay for access to so many state run facilities.
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:31 PM   #8
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Just come camp over at my house. I live 20 minutes from MSU out in the middle of no place and my wife works for MSU. There is a really nice state campground 20-30 minutes north called Sleepy Hollow. We have stayed there several times.
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Old 05-11-2016, 04:22 PM   #9
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I stayed in Michigan once. Avoid the State Parks You need to have a permit to camp the permit cost double the camp fees! this particular park was near Flint and was the dirtiest place I have ever camped in by far. We then stayed in Frankenmuth, the Christmas town, no permit needed for private campgrounds although I did have to use quarters to take a shower! I never camped in Michigan again.
And the rest of the story?
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Since biznsa is from Gaylord the nonresident fees will not apply. Note that the fees can add up for non residents or residents driving vehicles registered in other states even if they are snow-birds, especially if staying briefly. $31 annual or $9 daily vehicle passports for non-residents plus $8 internet reservation fee or $10 by mail plus an additional $8 stay-fee for a towed vehicle before paying for daily campsite fees adds up quickly especially for people passing through. Sometimes federal, county, city and private sites make more sense for non residents but bring your quarters.
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