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Camping at East Harbor State Park

East Harbor State Park

Regarded as the heart of the shores of Lake Erie, East Harbor State Park is famous due to its indefinite recreational opportunities. Thanks to its favorable location, this Park has been welcoming thousands of both tourists in general and campers in particular to visit. Coming here they can participate in not only the most popular activity happening all year-round – camping, but take part in other diverse outdoor activities inside the Park and other activities at nearby locations.

Camping at East Harbor State Park, wild flowers along the shores of Lake Erie

1. Types of camping pattern

Among other campgrounds positioned in the Ohio State Park system, the one at East Harbor is most spacious. As a result, the number of campsites at East Harbor is excessive in comparison with that of those at other State Parks. With such a large total area, plus a huge investment, this State Park possesses not only one but several kinds of camping pattern that almost all campers could be contented with as well.

a. Primitive camping

The first one favored most by youths called primitive camping. This type of camping is perfect for those who are in favor of exploring and completely basing on the nature for their survival. This sounds as if an actual wildlife.

Primitive camping at East Harbor State Park

Currently, the park has 197 primitive campsites allocated evenly. Most of them are positioned deeply in the middle of the park. Only water and showers are available on these sites; however, for other stuff like dried brushes for lighting at night or wild fruits, campers could gather right around their sites. For wild fruits, only which guided eatable by the park are picked up.

b. Non-electric sites

For those who would like to be at less primitive, non-electric sites maybe suit them. These sites are more furnished than those first sites.

Non-electric camp site at East Harbor State Park

While water, bathrooms, hot showers, fire rings are available, electricity is still limited at these 351 sites. Consequently, if you mind collecting brushes around, you can bring a long flashlights or candles.

c. Electric sites

Furthermore, if you are willing to pay a bit more, you can stay at electric sites. Those sites have the same facilities as non-electric sites, but plus electricity. In order to make your site outstanding at night, you could decorate it with several chains of blinkers.

electric-camp site at East Harbor State Park

You would not imagine how amazing and sparkling it is. Presently, the park has up to 300 electric sites and has been opening more so far.

d. Full hookup sites

For those who fancy both camping activities and utilize fully facilities like public electricity, drinking water, sewer lines, and bathrooms with hot showers, full hookup sites are might be their ultimate choice.

Full hookup campsite at East Harbor State Park

However, the number of these sites are quite limited, at only 23. Therefore, you are supposed to make a reservation as soon as you make up your mind.

e. Cabins

If you are not ready to camp by a tent in the middle of nature, you will opt for two available camper cabins. Because the number of this site is extremely rare, so campers are supposed to book even up to nine months in advance.

cabins at East Harbor State Park

Each site here is not only full hook-up but equipped with a big tub, a large mirror, and a small dining table.

f. Group camping

Fortunately, the park also designs separate locations for group camp only. At present, the park has up to 120 group campsites with half-fully equipped.

Group camping at East Harbor State Park

Youth often target these sites because they have a tendency to stay together and do crazy things overnight.

2. Fee and other policies

Fees vary depending on which kinds of sites campers are going to take namely, $90 for group camps, $24 for electric sites, $28 for full-hookup sites, $28 for electric sites, $55 for camper cabin in non-peak season and $90 for group camps, $26.00-$27.00 for non-electric site, $38.00-$41 for full hookup site, $55 for camper cabin in peak season.

Pets are welcomed when camping at East Harbor State Park

Luckily, pets are currently are allowed to be at all sites as long as they are leased. Besides, if you travel a long way to get the park, you can take full advantage of an available dump station in the park.

3. Activities

Thanks to the park’s ideal geographical location, campers come here can not only camp but enjoy numerous entertaining activities from boating, swimming, picnicking, boating and enjoy the endless of waterfowl, bird watching and exploring actual lives of thousands of wild animals inhabiting here. From the bank of Lake Erie, you can have a chance to enjoy the park’ scenic wetlands with a mixture a diverse vegetation.

Boating while camping at East Harbor State Park

If you come here in the winter, you can try sledding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice boating, ice skating and ice fishing as well.

ice fishing when camping at East Harbor State Park

So, if nothing else is hindering you at all and you are going to map a plan for camping somewhere, this land is looking forward to welcoming you.

Best camping in Michigan, ideal place for entertainment

Best Camping in Michigan

Michigan, known as a mid-western U.S state with more than 11,000 inland lakes, encircles four of the Great Lakes. With this ideal geographical location, Michigan is regarded as a have-to-come getaway for all tourists in general and campers in particular. Nowhere else in other states could be as tranquil and fresh as campgrounds embraced by Michigan for tourists and campers enjoy most their quality time as well as re-energize themselves. Among hundreds of spectacular existing campgrounds in Michigan, seven following destinations are particularly charming and beach-front.

Best camping in Michigan

1. Orchard Beach State Park (Manistee)

Lying just north of Manistee, this state park's campground is distinctively designed for families and groups. Almost all campsites here attach with the beautiful coast of Lake Michigan. The 201-acre-of bluff and dune-land State Park with the campgrounds circled by a chain of hiking trails is perfect for campers.

Camping at Orchard Beach State Park, Michigan

Besides camping right next to the coast of the Lake, campers have chances to take part in hundreds of interesting activities like windsurfing, swimming, fishing, etc.

2. Harrisville State Park (Harrisville)

Those campsites at this State Park are for those who would like to be in an "artificial Fairy World" surrounded by a marvelous forest. And then, the time when they undo the curtain made by leaves and brushes, the beach would be right in front of their eyes.

camping at Harrisville State Park (Harrisville), Michigan

More interestingly, the heavily wooded area around the campgrounds would probably turn into as if a remarkably spacious dome for almost all campsites on hot summer days. Additionally, the average temperature here remains mild because of the beach breeze.

3. Silver Lake State Park (Mears)

This place is perfect for those who would like to pitch their tents and then set their barefoot above soft and gentle sand. Because Silver Lake State Park is nationally well-known for its gorgeous sand dunes, so it is not only favored by adults but kids as well. The thread between human beings and nature has never been that close when you set your tent a short distance from the shores of Silver Lake or Lake Michigan.

camping at Silver Lake State Park (Mears), Michigan

Listed the third, the park nonetheless covers one of the most appealing campgrounds across entire Michigan, so if you would like to be sure about your spot, you definitely should make a reservation to the park.

4. Bay Furnace Campground (Munising)

Not exactly located right in Munising, but this nearby magnificent Campground with hundreds of amazing campsites takes its pride in recreational activities like swimming, stargazing, and the spectacular occasionally sightseeing of the Northern Lights.

camping at Bay Furnace Campground (Munising), Michigan

For those who are sand glass lovers, this place is typical for them to collect and boast their little sparkling collection. Like most other campgrounds in Michigan, this one possessing peaceful atmosphere is a popular destination for both campers and tourists to enjoy and escape from the hustle and bustle space of life.

5. Weko Beach Campgrounds (Bridgman)

Like Bay Furnace Campground, these are several-mile from Bridgman as well. Those campers who would like to stay campsites with both front beach views to feel the breeze and somewhat modernly designed, Weko Beach Campgrounds is all for them.

camping at Weko Beach Campgrounds, Michigan

Also, hot showers and concession items are available here. Besides, if you keen on somewhere else more equipped, you can rent little cabins located close to the shore of Lake Michigan.

6. Sleeper State Park (Caseville)

Tranquilly cuddled in Michigan's Thumb region, this 720-acre-mile-of-land State Park is the mother of diverse wetlands, forests and even breathtaking sandy shorelines overlooking the Saginaw Bay.

camping at Sleeper State Park, Michigan

It would be great when you come at three or four and finish pitching before sunset, and then you can take your time to enjoy sunset afterward.

7. Fisherman's Island (Charlevoix)

The fact that the stunning shores of Lake Michigan would be opposite to campers' tents would offer them fantastic views to enjoy. This beautiful Island is considered a must-visit for campers who desire to be entertained by a series of wildflowers and infinite views.

camping at Fisherman’s Island, Michigan

So, everything is already there waiting for you to pay a visit. All you need is to prepare a tent, friends or families members then get going.

camping, Assateague State Park, hiking, picnicking

Assateague State Park

Located in Worcester County, Maryland, at the North of Assateague Island, this park also known as a recreation are side by side with the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Sinepuxent Bay on the west. Besides, this park is also bordered on both its north and sound sides by Assateague Island National Seashore. Thanks to its ideal geographical location, this nationally prestigious park is a perfect gateway for tourists and campers to escape from the hustle and bustle pace of life.

Assateague Island National Seashore, camping

1. How many campsites and camping patterns does the Park has?

Currently, Assateague State Park possesses more than 350 campsites. There are two kinds of camping pattern that campers can choose, depending on their interest.

​a. Primitive camping

The first one called primitive camping is suitable for those desiring to live completely upon nature. The fact that almost all campers are in favor of this type of camping leads to the site number of type is excessive. This means facilities in these campsites are quite poorly furnished, only water and shades are available there.

Primitive camping at Assateguate State Park

​b. Developed camping

The second one is developed camping with campsites fully equipped with electrical hookups, drinking water and shades.

Developed camping at Assateguate State Park

Additionally, each campsite of each kind has a fire ring, a picnic table and covers a maximum of six people. Hot water is available for showers 24/7.

2. Striking advantages campers can enjoy

This park location not only reaps one benefit from the park, but it also enjoys the extremely mild climate given by the land. Even in the summer, the temperature of the whole area only vibrates from 27◦C to 32◦C. To the best knowledge of numerous campers who used to be here, the best season for camping here is autumn.

Autumn camping at Assateguate State Park

It is understandable because, in this season, campers would probably get their tents surrounded by red-brown leaves on the ground or sparkling ones falling from trees. If you are type of romantic type, you could come here in the spring when everything is blanketed by cool green leaves. If you are lucky enough, you would come across several little soft and gentle curtains of rain.

A spectacular scence when camping at Assateguate State Park

3. Fees and Policies

a. Fees

The fee for each campsite depends on which type of site you stay in. Specifically, while the cost of primitive campsites is $30 per night, sites with electrical hook-ups are $40 per night. Besides, all reservations are required before campers' arrival. They can either book by calling the Maryland State Park at 888-432-2267 or book online at reservations.dnr.state.md.us.

b. Policies​

As usual, campers are supposed to check in at 2 p.m. and check out at 11 a.m. However if you could not show up at scheduled time, you would pay $6 for your cancellation charge.

Night campfire at Assateguate State Park

Unlike most other campgrounds, night campfire is allowed in every campsite. Also, in order to keep you from unexpected cases caused by fire, the park established a group of professional firefighters who are responsible for all campers' safety and even in urgently-needed-help cases. These staffs are willing to be by campers' side 24/7.​

Unfortunately, all pets are not allowed to be present at any site for the sake of all campers​

Pets are not allowed at Assateguate State Park

So, whatever the current season is, if you are ready to take a camping trip, this park could probably be your first and foremost choice.

Camping at Eisenhower State Park

Eisenhower State Park

Situated in Grayson County Texas and northwest of Denison, Texas, Eisenhower State Park with a total area of 423.1 acres even stretches on the shores of Lake Texoma. Thanks to its perfect circle, this Park possesses stunning views and amazing spots. This park is as if an actual heaven on Earth for both tourists and campers to get away from hustle and bustle pace of life and blend into nature. Yearly, this park has been welcoming hundreds to thousands of visitors, most of them are campers. Whether they are professional or non-professional campers, almost all of them could find a site that satisfies their interest. This State Park is claimed as one of the most popular melting pots for camping across the state of Texas. According to most campers who once came here, this Park is regarded as their ultimate getaway for relaxation and refreshment.

View from the shores of Lake Texoma

1. Four distinct camping areas​

1.1. ​The Bois D' Arc Ridge Camping Area

The first camping area named the Bois D' Arc Ridge is typically designed for RV camping. The total number of campsites is over 50 sites and each site is equipped with full RV hookups, including a picnic table, water hookup, sewer hookup, electric hookup, lantern post and restrooms nearby.

RV camping site at Eisenhower state park

In order for campers to get a site in this are, all reservations are required. Campers are supposed to reserve at least two days before their arrival. Because when camping here campers can to enjoy full services offered by the park; therefore, the fee for campers to pitching their tents here is most expensive among fees in the other areas, at $25 per person per night.

According to the park's regulation applied to all campsites in this area, pets are not allowed so as to guarantee all campers' safety.

1.2. The Armadillo Hill Camping Area

The second camping area called the Armadillo Hill camping is standard for tent camping. For this area, all water and electricity, plus a picnic table, water hookup, a fire ring with grill and restrooms with showers positioned nearby are available to each site.

Tent camping at Eisenhower state park

Set as a common rule for every site, campers are required to book at least two days in advance to get a site in this area. It costs all campers in the Armadillo hill area a bit less pricey than the fee for those staying at sites in the first area, at $23 for each person per night.

Pets are also are prohibited at all sites here.

1.3. The Fossil Ridge and Elm Point Camping Area

For those who desire to stay primitive in the middle of nature without electricity or water, the Fossil Ridge and Elm Point camping area is maybe their solid choice. Among nearly 35 sites located in this area, most of which own best lake-front views together with beach-front sights. All sites are designed with a playground, showers, and series of hiking trails.

Primitive camping at Eisenhower state park

Besides, a picnic table, an outdoor grill, a fire ring, a Tent pad, a lantern post and restrooms located nearby are included in each site.

With only $20 per night, each camper is able to take full advantage of all above services. Pets are, unfortunately, are banned in this area as well.

1.4. The Deer Haven Camping Area

The last area known as the Deer Haven possesses 35 campsites. All these sites are shadowed by screened shelters. With $18 per night, each camper has a chance to get a picnic table, a fire ring and water nearby.

Campsites with screened shelters at Eisenhower State Park

Like sites at three aforementioned areas, these in this area have to be also reserved in advance. Pets are still "not in the list" here.

This area is quite near the Eisenhower Yacht Club, so if time allows, you can enjoy a glass of wine and get high there.

2. Other activities activities

Besides camping-related activities, all visitors also have hundreds of things to experience and explore. Specifically, while they could take park in activities like fishing, boating, glass collecting or playing kite in the summer, seeing sparkling autumn leaves falling or enjoying sunset are more popular in the fall.

Go fishing at Eisenhower State Park

Furthermore, if you are in favor of hiking, you can give the trails allocated along the Grayson County Texas a try.

Hiking trails at Eisenhower State Park

So, if you are going to make a plan and would like to turn it into reality, all you need to do is to make a reservation, pack your belongings and get going.