If you're hoping to set eyes on one of the Great Lakes, you should visit the Harrisville State Park. It sits along Lake Huron and has camping, hiking, picnicking, and biking. There is even a designated section for pups along the beach on Lake Huron. Camping at the Harrisville State Park is fun and full of amenities.
The Harrisville State Park has bathrooms, showers, electricity, picnic areas and shelters, playgrounds, and sanitation stations. You can reserve a campsite or cabin online. If you're not into tent camping, you can rent mini cabin #186 with your pup for an additional fee of $10 per night, per dog.
You can bring up to two dogs with you. Aside from the designated cabins, dogs are not allowed in any buildings, including showers or bathrooms. The bathrooms on the beach meet ADA handicap-accessible standards. You should never leave your pup unattended, and your doggie must always be on a leash no longer than six feet.
Be considerate of your neighbors and discourage barking. Your pooch should also be obedient and respond to your call, and your pooch should not be aggressive. The campsites close down in the winter, but the Harrisville State Park is still open for hikers and skiers during those colder months.
You can strap on your boots and take Fluffy for a hike when you visit the park. The Harrisville-Cedar Run Nature Trail was built in 1945 and is two miles. It is open for hikers and cross-country skiers in the winter. Whether you're at a campsite or hiking the trails, make sure you pack enough plastic bags to clean up after your dog. Don't forget to carry enough water with you, too.
To enter the Harrisville State Park, you must pay a one-time recreation pass fee of $11 that you can purchase when you renew your license plate. Non-residents can purchase an annual pass for $32 or a day pass for $9. The Recreation Pass gives you access to most Michigan State Parks and historic sites.