Sleepy Hollow State Park
Park Features & Amenities
Pull Through Sites:
Full Hookup Sites:
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 30 Amps, 20 Amps
We asked our readers for recommendations for state parks in the middle of Michigan - and they all said there was nothing. We disagree, this park is a keeper!
There are two loops, that are fairly identical. Each provides back in paved sites that are fairly secluded with trees on three sides. Some of them can feel a bit close together, but most should provide a feeling of seclusion.
However, every two sites shares electrical hook-ups, so you may need 50-75' of extension cord. There are water spigots throughout, but none will stay 'on' so not ideal for filling your tanks - do that at the fill & dump station at the entrance to the loops.
There are hiking trails accessible from the campground, but we didn't get to check many of them out due to rains. The lake is pretty however and also a quick walk.
Nice bonus: Full on sorted recycling center!
Cellular signals for Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile were quite faint here. But with some of our boosting gear and roof mounted antenna, we were able to get all three up to very usable 4G.
Very private sites
Each of these campsites has a wooded area on 3 sides, so you really have a lot of privacy. The road is paved and the sites are paved.
The small lake was created because this is the lake-less part of Michigan and the DNR decided they needed one! There also aren't many campgrounds in the middle of the state; most are located on the lakes on either side.
Can't figure out why it's called Sleepy Hollow, but it was very pleasant. Wonderful Michigan State Park shower rooms.
Sleepy Hollow State Park
We've never done any camping close to home until we decided on this great state park campground. At the time of our stay only the south campground was open because of the time of year. The campgrounds were nice, clean and spacious (for state park standards) and a good mixture of wooded and grassy. All back-in no pull through. This park is surrounded by farm country so no sounds of nearby highways or trains. Cell phone service could be a problem depending on carrier. We found driving to the entrance we were able to pick up bars on AT&T. Would definitely stay there again.
30 and 20 Amp service on site.
NO water hookups
Wifi? Not sure. We could not find a signal but then again didn't ask Rangers.
TV: Good antenna reception.
Dump station and water fills on grounds.
Shower houses available. Clean and bright.
Blacktop roads and pads.
Minimum leveling required.
Activities: Hiking, biking, disc golf. Plus swimming and fishing on Lake Ovid next to campground.