Came up here to sneak away on a warm weekend in November as this is one of the few State Park campgrounds open year round. We were really impressed.
The lake is crystal clear and has beautiful turquoise waters. We were able to take the canoe out and were the only ones on the water that afternoon. Cute beach front and seems like it would be a great family spot for the summer.
We stayed in site 122 but definitely recommend site 126 which had awesome views of the water.
The trails in the park were nice too but not very long. Pretty much only downsides were that the water spigots were turned off for winter (someone told us that there was a hose available back by the office somewhere) and shower house was closed (but vault toilets still open a d pretty clean).
The campground is nice. There is an upper and lower area, the upper is for larger units and has more space per site. No water hookups but water spickets available throughout with spring fed water. Bathrooms well kept. The lake is the best feature and holds up to its name! Can see the bottom it’s so clear.
Almost like home. Just a relaxing place by the lake if you dress right! Cool in the late summer/early fall but beautiful!
Have to get site six months before thru DNR site. Beautiful turquoise lake. Nearest store in Atlanta. Freddie’s. Has everything u need Sites on outer edges bigger w woods. Stayed in the lower area near lake.
For a weekend getaway, we picked a random state campground. We never have been here and we didn't know what to expect…
The campground is nicely shaded with huge oak trees and full white pines. Camp site was very level, having a picnic table and bonfire pit at each site. The bathrooms here are very well maintained as well as the showers. The Guest Host is a character and extremely friendly and will be happy you chose Clear Lake State Park. He has plenty of games from cornhole to frisbee to playing cards, etc… it doesn't end here.
The lake itself is probably the cleanest lake in Michigan. It's spring-fed, and you can easily see the blue hues and the bottom of the lake in 30 feet deep of water. There is a nice-size beach with soft, natural sand for relaxing. Boat rentals and kayak rentals are available. This lake is purely beautiful and pristine.
Besides the swimming and camping, Clear Lake State Park has beautiful groomed hiking and biking trails. The trails are densely wooded and you'll get a great feel of 'Upnorth' Michigan. We saw deer, turkey, eagle, birds, and of course chipmunks.
I highly recommend Clear Lake State Park. It truly is a hidden gem and you will be happy you visited.