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Michigan State Park Getting $2.7 Million Upgrade

As summer nears and camping season in Michigan kicks into high gear, one Michigan state park is preparing for some big changes.

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Volunteer Campground Hosts Camp for Free at Michigan State Parks

Do you love camping? Here's a unique way to camp for free while sharing your passion for camping with others in Michigan.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources needs volunteer campground hosts. 

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Michigan Department of Natural Resources
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park Offering Dog Sled Rides and More This Winter

Tahquamenon Falls State Park is a popular summer destination. The park also offers a variety of ways to enjoy winter including dog sled rides, snow shoeing and more.

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You Can Go Camping…. NAKED at this Michigan Campground [Video]

You've heard of a nude beach but have you heard of NUDE CAMPING?! I guess if it's going to be anywhere, why not Michigan?

According to the Detroit Free Press, Cherry Lane Nudist Resort is located in North Adams (yes, I had to look it up on a map)...

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Check Out These Freaky Camping Stories

It's summer, which means it's camping season here in the Midwest. While camping is mostly a fun activity for families, it can be a disaster waiting to happen...

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Top Five State Park Summer Camping Locations In Michigan

I know you're thinking -- 'Jojo, it's way too cold to go camping just yet', and you're right. Unless you're me. I love freezing to death slowly in my cheap tent.

Even if you hate spring camping, now is the time to make those camping reservations if you're to have any chance at the best state park camp sites in Michigan this summer. Here's my Top Five. 

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Go “Glamping” in Northern Michigan!

Love camping but hate the hard work and grunge that comes along with it? Don't fret because "Glamping" has come to Northern Michigan!

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West Michigan RV Outlet Show Highlights How RVers Save On Vacations [Sponsored Post]

A new study just out last week shows that recreational vehicle vacations cost less than other forms of vacation travel, even when factoring in fuel prices and the cost of RV ownership.

The study found savings of 27 percent to 62 percent for a four-person group and 15 percent to 48 percent for two-person group, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

Narrow down the RV -- or RVs -- to do some vacation travel or camping in by checking out the West Michigan RV Outlet Show, which runs Thursday through Sunday -- Sept. 18 to 21 -- at Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Drive NE just off U.S. 131 in Comstock Park.

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West Michigan beach violation #3 ... littering!
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West Michigan Beach Etiquette Pet Peeves!

I missed you while I was away for a week of vacation along the lovely Lake Michigan shoreline!

My sister and nephew have been in town to celebrate the first week of summer with me and we decided to go camping at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon.

We had such a blast and I personally want to thank the park rangers (Karen and up-and-coming ranger, Jake) for helping us put up our tent and for kindly advising us when to take shelter during a tornado watch

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Michigan offers new, convenient recreation passport to all state parks!
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Michigan Recreation Passport Makes Camping Easier!

Camping is a new tradition in my family -- how about yours?

I remember taking trips to Cedar Point to camp out with cousins for an annual reunion of sorts.  As of last year, part of my family has decided to get a tent and 'rough it' a little more than usual. 

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2011 Concerts Return To Val-Du-Lakes This Weekend

Before there was Rothbury, There was Val-Du.

In the late 80s and early 90s,  the West Michigan concerts and camping experience was defined by Val-Du-Lakes, where rockers could load up the tent and the cooler and enjoy a night out under the stars with rockers of the era like Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, or Skid Row.

With the demise of Rothbury's multi-day festival-style event, Val-Du-Lakes is looking to make a return, with a variety of concerts from 80s & 90s artists, mixed in with show of current hit makers like Sick Puppies this Friday night or Pop Evil on Saturday.

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