2020 Huron County Parks Events

The time to make your 2020 reservations is fast approaching. To aid you in booking your stay, here are the dates for 2020 events at the campgrounds:

December 6, 2019 – Reservations open for 2020 season

April 15, 2020 to May 21, 2020 at Caseville – Off Season Daily Discount: $5 off

May 1, 2020 to May 21, 2020 at non-CV Parks – Off Season Daily Discount: $5 off

April 15, 2020: Caseville County Park opens for the season.

May 1, 2020: Lighthouse, ...

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Huron County Parks Off-season Timeline

As the sun sets on another season, here are the dates of key events from now until the parks re-open for 2020:

October 15, 2019: Lighthouse, Oak Beach, Sebewaing, Stafford and Wagener Parks close for the year.

October 31, 2019: Caseville Park closes for the year.

November 4, 2019: Reservations for the Cheeseburger Festival open with 32 night minimum.

Cheeseburger Overflow

November 11, 2019: Reservations ...

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Rising Water Levels Affect the Thumb

Since this past June of 2019, waters levels in Lake Huron have risen to 581.76 feet, a half-inch short of the all-time record high level. The lake raised half a foot from May to June. This is a foot above the level in June 2018, and 30 inches higher than the average level.

Locally, the boat launch at Wagener County Park has been closed and will remain closed until the park closes on October 15. There has been some damage to ...

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Michigan Pro Football Teams

It’s the middle of the summer, but we know the first exhibition football game is August 1. Once again, the beloved Detroit Lions take the field for the state of Michigan.

Originally based in Portsmouth, Ohio and called the Portsmouth Spartans, they officially became part of the NFL for the 1930 season. Despite success on the field, they could not make money in what was the smallest city in the league. The team was purchased and relocated to Detroit ...

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Michigan Presidential Might-Have-Beens

As another presidential election approaches, we turn our attention to past elections, and those men from Michigan who have run for the office.

No one born in the Wolverine State has ever been president of the United States. No one even closely associated with Michigan has ever been elected president. Wait a moment, you say. There seems to be a Ford in the road.

Our 38th president was neither a native of Michigan nor a Ford. Born Leslie King, Jr. in Omaha, ...

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2019 Campground Events

It is the start of a new camping season at Huron County Parks! Here’s a look at some of the great events at each Huron County campground throughout the season, with more being added by managers all the time. Please keep in mind, park events are subject to change.

April 15, 2019: Caseville County Park opens for the season.

May 1, 2019: Lighthouse, Oak Beach, Sebewaing, Stafford and Wagener County Parks open for the season.

June 6,7,8 &9: Town Wide Garage Sales ...

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Registered historic sites in Huron County

Huron County is rich in both luscious lands, and historical places. While you may have heard of many, here are three lesser-known spots in Huron County on the US National Register of Historic Places:

1. The Harbor Beach Lighthouse

What: The light of the Lighthouse spins at a height of 54’ from the Harbor Beach harbor. It is visible for up to 16 nautical miles. The beacon is now run through communications from the Coast Guard in Saginaw. The current lens ...

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Some theories of April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day has been around for a long while, all around the world, No one is willing to be foolish enough to say for sure how it started…

Perhaps the most accepted school of fool thought is that it is all calendar based. In 1582, the country of France fell in with a trend started by the Council of Trent in 1563 and changed from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian.

Requiring a ...

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Lake Huron: Interesting Facts & History

Photo Credit: ISS-36 Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository

 

So, just how big is Lake Huron?

With a surface elevation above sea level of 577 feet and an average depth of 195 feet (32 fathoms 3 feet), our wonderful Lake Huron is the 2nd largest Great Lake, with 23,007 square miles of surface area, (9,103 of which is Michigan territory). It’s the 4th largest freshwater lake on the planet, topping off at 850 cubic miles of ...

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