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.