Camping reservations expand at Lakeport State Park

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is making it a little easier to camp at Lakeport State Park. Beginning Oct. 7, campers will be able to reserve all 250 campsites and two cabins at the park through the online reservation system for camping dates starting April 7, 2017.

“The DNR now will be allowing all 250 sites to be reserved,” said Mark Sine, supervisor at Lakeport State Park. “This means all 250 sites can be reserved online at or through the call center at 800-447-2757. The park is making this change as a service to our customers, so that it is easier to get a campsite during the busy weekends. Reservations were previously allowed at both cabins and 90 percent of available campsites.”

The cabins were recently renamed from North Mini Cabin to White Pine Cabin and from South Mini Cabin to Cedar Cabin.

Camping reservations can be booked up to six months in advance at Michigan State Parks. Campers are encouraged to visit or call 1-800-44PARKS (1-800-447-2757) to check on availability. Remaining camping spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact Mark Sine, supervisor at Lakeport State Park at 810-327-6224 or

A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry to state parks and recreation areas. Learn more about how the Recreation Passport gains you access to Michigan state parks and more at

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