A short distance away from the tip of the thumb of Michigan lies Sleeper State Park. Surrounded by the shores of Lake Huron, and to the northeast of Bay City, the state park is closely neighbored by Port Crescent State Park in Port Austin, and the town of Sebewaing is just a short distance away. Search for an RV in Huron County and explore the region a campsite at a time while you make memories with the family.
Encompassing 723 acres, it is easy to see why this state park is very popular among campers, vacationers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Its peaceful location by the pristine waters of Lake Huron coupled up with the fact that Saginaw is less than an hour away makes the park very appealing. Should you have a need for more water adventures, a second lake, Rush Lake, borders the park to the other side. The diverse terrain in the park varies from the forest, wetlands, and even dunes by the lake. When exploring the thumb of Michigan in a rental RV, it is easy to see why setting up base camp at Sleeper State Park would be a great idea.
While Michigan as a whole is a nature lover’s paradise, Sleeper State Park doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the number of activities to indulge in. It’s location on the Great Lakes naturally makes it a prime spot for boaters. With seven state boating access sites and one state dock within minutes from the park, getting your boat into the water is easier than ever. The nearby Pinnebog and Pigeon Rivers are perfect for canoeists. If you’re camping at Sleeper State Park and do not have a boat, don’t worry as the marinas at Saginaw Bay are able to lend you one.
A holiday in the Great Lake State is not complete without hitting the trails. You won't have to look too far for the trails as there are four maintained trails directly accessible from the campsite. Just hop into your Sleeper Lake State Park motorhome rental motorhome, change into your favorite hiking boots, and off you go. There are vault toilets built along the trails for your convenience. After you have finished with these park trails, the adjacent Rush Lake State Game Area is home to even more rustic trails tailored for ardent hikers. When the season allows, the trails transform into amazing snowmobiling and cross country skiing territory.
After a long day out on the trails, the half-mile long sandy beach will be a sight to behold. If you prefer to stay on solid ground, grab some sunscreen out of your RV rental and sunbathe by the lake as you watch people swimming. If your family tagged along, throw a picnic in the shaded picnic area right next to the beach. The pavilion may also be rented for group occasions.
Camping at Sleeper State Park
When you decide to do some RV camping at Sleeper State Park, you’ll enjoy the picturesque sunsets and untouched ancient dune forests. The campground at Sleeper State Park allows you to choose between back-in and pull-thru sites, some of which are big rig accessible. The sites are connected to either 20, 30, or 50 amp electric hookups, and unlike other state parks, you will be able to enjoy an excellent WiFi connection.
Some of the additional amenities here include laundry and clean showers, not to mention more recreational trails and fishing opportunities. The kid-friendly park is also pet-friendly, so don’t leave your furry friends behind. The beach is rocky some feet out so don’t forget to pack a pair of swim shoes into your Caseville camper rental.
Exploring the Area
After settling in the park, grab up the family and head out to do some touring of the park’s environs. A hidden gem worth checking out is the Huron County Nature Center and Wilderness Arboretum. The short but surreal rustic trails here are ADA compliant so everyone can enjoy. Informative posts are erected along the trail which leads to a scenic overlook in this awesome thicket of pure heaven.
Caseville Golf Course lies just a stones throw away for the park. The nine holes of fun are perfect for beginners and golfing aficionados alike. This could be followed by a drive to the Key North Mini Golf and Family Fun Center for some karting and a friendly family challenge.
Reward your taste buds with delicious delicacies in one of Caseville’s fine eateries. Try out the bourbon chicken or perhaps some roast beef and cheddar sandwiches. Afterward, crack a cold one and wash it down or head over to the local ice cream parlor. With over 31 flavors to try out, you’ll be coming back a couple of times.