Monday, May 17, 2010

State Parks Tour

We left Pokagon State Park on Saturday with the idea of visiting Michigan state parks that we've driven past so many times in our previous hurried life.

This is the campground entrance at Sleepy Hollow State Park near St. John, MI. The drive to the park is about 8 miles off the main road through cornfield country. It had us a little worried that we would be camping in an open field, but the park turned out to be very nice.

The campsites are paved which would be nice during rain, but have an ample grassy area. They are individual little nooks. Some sites have electrical hook-ups and a communal water spigot.

Here is a view down the campground road. You can see how the sites have privacy.

This is Lake Ovid within the park. It has a sandy beach area, as well as, areas along the shore for fishing.

This shot of the Mackinac Bridge is taken from the shore of the Straits Area State Park located near St. Ignace, Michigan. We pulled in late on Sunday.

The park is mostly open field camping, but has a pleasant atmosphere. It seems to be a park for people just passing through or possibly those wanting to tour the St. Ignace area. Our plan for the week is to head west across Route 2 of the Upper Penninsula and up to Marquette. We'll be in Sault Ste. Marie by the weekend. To our friends in Brimley and the Soo, "We'll see you soon!!!"