Ruminating over spending a weekend out connecting with nature? You have umpteen resources that you can tap into to find that perfect campsite? To make things simpler lets take a look at these 3 great parks spread over three different states in Midwest USA.
First let’s begin in Michigan. The Sand Creek Campground is positioned just about two miles from Dublin Michigan. It is located on the beautiful sand creek near the western part of the peninsula by Lake Michigan. This beautiful campsite has a variety of different activities but some of the more popular ones are fishing for bluegills, perch and small mouth bass, kayaking, canoeing, rafting and swimming. Some of the other activities that they offer are hiking trails and fishing.
This campground has 45 campsites, either open or wooded with lots of amenities. They have modern toilets, showers, a nice location for swimming and a boat dock. For more information you need to call the local information center where you will get maps and directions on how to get to the location. The campsites are on a first come first serve basis, so you will have to book at least 3 days in advance.
If Michigan is not on your list of preferred locations, try Nebraska and check out Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. This park is located near the exit of Interstate 80 on the Eastern edge of Nebraska. It is open all year round. They have tent sites, and RV pads. They have cabins and a scenic lodge is also available. There are lots of activities depending on the season. You can take a hike on the trails through the hills, see the wildlife, play tennis and basketball or use the program they have to borrow fishing gear to go fishing.
In the warmer months they have an aquatic center with a wave pool and curling water slide, miniature golf, horseback trail rides, and paddle boating. In the colder months you can go ice fishing and ice skating on the ice rink. The camping facilities include shower facilities, modern bathrooms and laundry facilities. For those who do not want to dissociate themselves from the virtual world even on a holiday, they also have wireless internet hookups.
In the same league as the ones described above is the Howell Station Campground in Knoxville Iowa. This campsite is located on beautiful Lake Red Rock the largest lake in Iowa. There are 143 campsites located in this park. Some of the activities here include shoreline fishing and programs at the Amphitheater on weekends Memorial Day through Labor Day. Also included is access to a paved 13 mile biking/hiking trail. During the spring and fall seasons you can see the lake filled with white pelicans and in the winter you will see large numbers of bald eagles. They have a boat launch ramp, modern bathrooms, showers and a playground.
So there you have it – three awesome parks with all the things you will need and want to have a great time outdoors with nature, friends and family.