To make your trip to the Dunes even better, soon you will be able to make reservations. 

The new reservation system was supposed to launch in November but the Campground reported to Mlive.com that...

"The park has just learned that the contractor overseeing Recreation.gov is still working to add the National Lakeshore campsites to their reservation system, and will have to delay the original November 'go-live' target by a month or two

Mlive.com relayed the issues of the current system that the park is using to accommodate campers.

Under the current system, sites at the rustic D.H. Day Campground are not reservable online. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. In the past, this has led campers to line their vehicles outside the park - sometimes sleeping there - while they wait for a spot to open.

I could not have imaged as a kid if we had to wait in the car before we could jump out and start setting up camp. That would have drove my folks nuts, a car with 2 kids, a dog, a canoe, luggage, sleeping bags, coolers, etc. I can certainly say that if my family had to wait for a spot, we would have been heading home.

The new system should be up and running soon. Until then you can check the progress of the system at www.pns,gov/slbe.

Of course there are other amazing parks in Michigan, maybe one of them could a camping destination for you this summer.

Michigan.org compiled a list of the 10 most beautiful camp grounds in our great state, and here are the places that made the list...

  1. Tahquamenon Falls State Park
  2. South Higgins Lake State Park
  3. Porcupine Mountains State Park
  4. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  5. Wilderness State Park
  6. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  7. Lakeport State Park
  8. Ludington State Park
  9. Manistee National Forest
  10. Sleepy Hollow State Park

Not a bad list of great places to spend some time this summer!

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