Huron County Parks Timeline for 2017

Now that the 2016 camping season has ended, it’s time to look ahead to the schedule for the upcoming year.

November 2016: The deadline for renewing seasonal sites has passed. All seasonal campers who are returning have paid their deposits. There are seasonal sites available at all of the county campgrounds. We are in the process of calling the folks on the waiting lists to fill those sites.

Reservations are open for VIP campers (based on the number of reservations made last ...

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RV Electrical Hookups

electrical1In terms of providing comfort, safety, health and recreation, the electrical system of your recreational vehicle is of paramount importance.

Almost all camping vehicles with their own electrical systems will use the power at 30 amps or at 50.To distinguish which is which, take a look at the power cord plug. 4 prongs in the plug denotes 50 amps, 3 prongs is the setup for ...

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Caseville Halloween Weekend

We have a fun-filled Halloween at Caseville Park this year. Put on your best costume, decorate your unit, and enjoy trick or treating, hayrides, face painting and more.

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Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time: 10:00-12:00 Face Painting & Pumpkin Decorating (office)

Time: 10:00-11:45 Hayrides (office)

*Parents must accompany

Time: 10:00-12:00 Scavenger Hunt at the office

Time: 2:15-4:00 Hayrides & Face ...

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Bayview Mackinac Boat Race

One of the longest boat races on freshwater in the world runs right by the Thumb. The famous Bayview Mackinac Boat Race, put on by the Bayview Yacht Club of Detroit, is also one of the largest races, attracting more than 200 competing yachts for the most recent running, July 16-18, 2016.bayview2

Now starting in the southern end of Lake Huron, less than 5 miles to the north of Blue Water Bridge, the ...

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Wind Turbines of Huron County

A new wind turbine project has blown into Huron County, home of the majority of the state’s most robust onshore breezes. More than 100 miles of 345 kv power lines have been constructed to deliver the electricity to be generated by hundreds of new wind turbines that are being put into place throughout the Huron County area. The transmission line has been dubbed the “Thumb Loop”.

turbine02At the end of 2012 the initial ...

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Home towns of Huron County Parks, part 4

Harbor Beach, Michigan is the home town of Wagener County Park. With a population of 1,703 in 2010, the city contains 2.09 square miles, 1.75 square miles of land and the remaining 0.34 square mile of water. Harbor Beach boasts as the most recognized largest man-made fresh water harbor on Earth. It is also a popular dock for many ships on the sail from Pointe Aux Barques to Port Huron.

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Home towns of Huron County Parks, part 3

We’ve previously spotlighted the beautiful towns of Sebewaing, Caseville and Port Austin. Now we come to another home town of Huron County Parks:

Port Hope: Home base to two Huron County Parks, Lighthouse and Stafford, situated within Rubicon Township is the village of Port Hope. Home to 267 souls as of the 2010 census, the village comprises 1.01 square miles.

William Stafford, of Lexington, purchased the very first plot of dirt in what is today the village of Port Hope ...

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Home towns of the Huron County Parks, part 2: Caseville & Port Austin

We highlighted the lovely village of Sebewaing in a previous blog. Here’s the scoop on two more home towns of the Huron County Parks:

Caseville

As a city (777 population in the 2010 census), incorporated in Huron County, and as part of a township also called Caseville (2,700 folks total; 1.13 square miles in area), this is considered the number one spot in the Thumb for vacationers. One reason for this is the 16 year old annual 10-day “Cheeseburger in ...

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Huron County Park Manager Needed

The Huron County Parks are accepting applications and resumes for Seasonal Park Manager at Wagener Park, Harbor Beach, MI for the 2016 Camping season. This opportunity involves assisting campground customers as necessary, directing part-time maintenance staff and utilizing a computer. You must have the desire to enjoy living at one of our great County Parks and possess good communication and customer service skills. The Park season is May-October. Salary is dependent on experience and no-cost campsites may be available.

Applications may ...

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