Wilson State Park
910 N. First Street
Harrison, MI  48625

We Camped Here on...

09-20-2002, 09-07-2007

Park Description from the State website

Situated on 36 wooded acres with a sandy beach on Budd Lake, Wilson State Park is located on the north end of Budd Lake in Clare County. The park was originally the site of the Wilson Brothers Sawmill and Company Store, which thrived in the late 1800s. The land was deeded to the City of Harrison in 1901 and in 1920 was turned over to the State of Michigan to be used as a state park. The park was officially dedicated in 1927. The beach and residence building at the park entrance were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1939 to 1941.

Wilson State Park is located just inside the city limits of Harrison, across from the Clare County Fairgrounds. Take BR-27 one mile north of Harrison.

Campground Info from the State website

160 sites. Cabin provides sleeping for four with bunk beds, a table with four chairs, a fire circle, cooking grill, picnic table and a concrete patio. There is also a teepee for rent.

How to get to the Campground

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Flee market across the street. Really bright lights from the gas station across the street light up the campground. A bit of street noise. Very nice beach.

Personal Rating

From Alan: One thumb down. Too far to drive for noisy camping. The park is very nice. Lots of trees.