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More Michigan July 4th Weekend Campers Expected This Year Than in 2014

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is expecting more people to stay at Michigan state parks for the July 4 holiday weekend this year than did in 2014.

Weekend occupancy was projected at 92.7 percent for the holiday weekend as of June 30, compared to 88.6 percent at the same time in 2014. 

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West Michigan RV Outlet Show Highlights How RVers Save On Vacations [Sponsored Post]

A new study just out last week shows that recreational vehicle vacations cost less than other forms of vacation travel, even when factoring in fuel prices and the cost of RV ownership.

The study found savings of 27 percent to 62 percent for a four-person group and 15 percent to 48 percent for two-person group, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

Narrow down the RV -- or RVs -- to do some vacation travel or camping in by checking out the West Michigan RV Outlet Show, which runs Thursday through Sunday -- Sept. 18 to 21 -- at Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Drive NE just off U.S. 131 in Comstock Park.

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Michigan state campground reservations available for summer 2014

It won't be long before the fireplace is replaced with a campfire as temperatures warm and summer arrives in Michigan.

Many are already planning for summer, as reservations at Michigan state campgrounds are open through summer 2014.

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State Of Michigan Offers Instruction And Gear For Rookie Campers

Want to try camping, but don't have the gear?  Not sure where to start?

The State of Michigan has a program just for you.

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Campers In Michigan Urged To Conserve Energy

Not sure there's anything big in it for you;  I guess it all depends on how you think.  Campers in Michigan campgrounds are being urged to save energy and to be environmentally friendly when camping in Michigan Parks

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“Electric Forest” Rothbury Festival Is A Go!

After all the secrecy.  After the Facebook posts that piqued everyone's interest.  It looks like "The Electric Forest" Rothbury Festival is ON, sort of,  for the 4th of July Weekend.  I didn't recognize any of the acts except for one

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