One Night of Camping and Roasting Marshmallows at Highland Recreational Area

UPDATE:  I created a list of the reserved camp sites with names of each camper.  Please go ahead and edit where I might have missed something or got it wrong.  Or add your site number if it is not listed.  Thanks Everyone!  Cheers!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1noqbKvaqYmBZy4TGfDvsXXhEh3SUNM2e2dvxDUpJOig/edit?usp=sharing


Well, there is a moonlight paddle Saturday evening on Aug. 9th and several of us thought it would be so much more fun to crawl into our tents that night instead of driving home after the kayaking adventure.  So, if you would like to join us, awesome!  The more the merrier!!!  Check in time at the campground is at 3pm on Saturday and check out at 1pm on Sunday.  If you don't care to kayak, you are welcomed to just hang out around the campfire, go for a hike or a swim at the beach.   What ever suits your fancy!  :)  (Photo above was taken from our last camping trip at the Manistee National Forest.  Good times!)

The details for the kayaking will be posted as a separate event and at a later date by Event Host: Jeff.

You must reserve your own campsite.  There are only 25 sites and they allow 6 people per site and 2 cars.  (RSVPing to this event does not guarantee your campsite. You must use link below to make your reservations.)

Reservations (We will be at site #19 & 21):  https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.midnrreservations.com%2FHighlandRecreationArea%252f1-25%253fList&h=DAQE3fBrg

Cost: Highland will charge you a non-refundable reservation fee of $8.00 per reservation and additional $12.00 site-use fee.  (Total $20.00)

Luxuries: Vault toilets and hand pump for water. No showers or flush toilets.  This is also an equestrian campground.  So if you have a phobia or allergy to horses, it might not be a good idea for you to camp here. 

Bring:  Bring your own food, money for firewood, frisbees, lawn games, etc. 

Map to Highland:  http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/mapping.aspx?id=455&type=SPRK
(Use this for directions)

I'm still working out the details of this event.  I will probably organize a short hike later in the day.  So stay tuned for more details.

Peace,
Wendy


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  • Enrico

    Message to Lee & Vince: i found the flashlight, it was in the well of the car where it belongs i must have put it away without thinking... Sorry for the inconvenience

    1 · August 10, 2014

    • Lee K

      ANS, THANKS FOR SHARING THE CANOE!

      August 10, 2014

    • Vince

      Enrico, you are a character!! I'm soooo glad you found your flashlight and Swiss Army Knife!! You had us going for a while. ANYWAYS, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR CANOE - I HAD A WONDERFUL TIME!! Keep in touch and hopefully I will see you at another event.

      August 12, 2014

  • Jessica G.

    It was wonderful to meet everyone! Had a great time enjoying the outdoors with you all! Excellent for being my first camping meet up. Thank you to Wendy and any one else who led and did planning! :)

    August 12, 2014

  • Paula

    Had a great time and met some really wonderful people! Thank you to Wendy and others who set this up!

    2 · August 11, 2014

  • Paula

    Had a great time and met some really wonderful people! Thank you to Wendy and others who set this up!

    August 11, 2014

  • Wendy P.

    Another awesome adventure with MAC! Thanks everyone for a great time on the river, at the campfire and on the trail! :)

    2 · August 10, 2014

    • Lee K

      THANKS WENDY AND JOSH, IT WAS AWESOME!

      2 · August 10, 2014

  • Enrico

    I am on site 1 one cot-tent one car (and one canoe) plenty of room for more! Espresso coffee on Sunday morning for those who appreciate the *real* stuff...

    1 · August 9, 2014

    • Vince

      Hello Enrico. I was wondering if I could canoe with you tonight?? I have my own paddle and lifejacket. I'm on Site # 18, but I will come by your site at around 5:30 pm.

      August 9, 2014

    • Enrico

      Sure! I have paddles & lifejackets as well! On my way, will be there abt 4:30

      August 9, 2014

  • Lee K

    If anyone would like to share their site, please let me know. [masked], cell/text. I have a small tent, also, I have a very large two room REI family (party?) tent if anyone would like to go that route.

    August 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Heather is planning to check in at site 24 around noon if you want to put your tent up earlier in the day. I am also not kayaking so nice to know others will be there when I get there.

      August 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Last comment meant for Jessica.:-)

      August 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm on site 14, one tent one car, if anyone else needs a place to put up a tent.

    1 · August 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      My tent and fire wood are already there. I will be back later tonight.

      August 9, 2014

    • Michael

      Ok. I'll set up this afternoon sometime, assuming that's ok. I have a blue and gray tent. Thanks!

      August 9, 2014

  • Peggy B.

    I have camp site 18 (one tent & one car). So room for another car and tent.

    August 8, 2014

    • Vince

      I have my own small tent (and car).

      August 9, 2014

    • Peggy B.

      Yes, I am going to NY--great we can talk. Yes, your welcome to camp at campsite 18. See you soon.

      August 9, 2014

  • marilyn

    Hey paula
    Just checking, you said you had a large tent for two more
    Making sure I don't need to bring along a tent?

    August 9, 2014

    • Paula

      My tent should hold the 3 of us with gear comfortably. No need to bring a tent.

      August 9, 2014

  • Charlie

    I am bringing the frisbee, just need somewhere to hang my hammock.

    1 · August 6, 2014

    • Wendy P.

      I'm sure we can find a couple of trees some where to hang your hammock Charlie. I know you are not fussy.

      August 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      There are actually hammock poles out here around all the sites.

      1 · August 9, 2014

  • Emily D.

    Hey guys, is anybody going camping but not kayaking? if so, what is your plan?

    August 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi this is my first time and would like to camp along with the Kayak. does anyone have a tent that I can share with?

    August 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok Sure. Will do. thanks Wendy.

      August 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Rishi, if you'd like, I also have a spot open on campsite #7.

      August 9, 2014

  • marilyn

    Looks like I'm sharing a site with paula and Courtney. Do you both have single man tents?

    August 8, 2014

  • Vince

    If anyone has a campsite they are willing to share, let me know and we can split the cost. I have my own, small tent.

    August 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have one more spot if you'd like.

      August 8, 2014

  • marilyn

    I'm in Troy, I could drive to your place in Sterling Heights or meet you?

    August 6, 2014

    • Lee K

      I can leave a car right near 13 and Van Dyke, or I could drive my minivan. Let me know if there's space in the carpool! Thanks!

      August 8, 2014

    • Lee K

      I would like to join this carpool. I have minivan, can drive, if necessary. [masked]-1460. cell / text asap bc I contacting others. I talked to Jessica and she's OK with the carpool.

      August 8, 2014

  • Wendy P.

    Don't forget they only allow 2 cars per campsite. Try to carpool if you can. And if any of you have an extra spot for a second car, please post it here. Thanks!!! (Tried calling to see if we could park in the other lots, but they only answer the phones on Mon. and Wed. Crazy!) :)

    August 8, 2014

    • Wendy P.

      The guy I talked to said there was no overflow, but that we could use the horse staging area. Crazy rangers, can't just them. :)

      August 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds great, thanks Wendy! :)

      August 8, 2014

  • Heather L

    Know I'm kind of last minute, but looking to share a site. Let me know if anyone else is as well.

    August 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Not sure yet, but I am hoping to.

      August 6, 2014

    • Jessica G.

      Hi Heather & Susan! It looks like we are sharing a site. Looking forward to meeting you! I have a 1 person pup tent or I can share in another tent. Let me know if you just want to share, otherwise I'll bring my 1 person. I'm also a 1st-timer. Thanks! :)

      August 8, 2014

  • marilyn

    I live in Troy Emily
    but can meet you somewhere.
    Do you have a site also or I can share with Jessica.

    August 5, 2014

    • Jessica G.

      Hi Marilyn - It looks like the way things turned out, you and Courtney are sharing a site with Paula, and I'm sharing a site with Susan, Heather, and possibly Lee K. Sounds good. Is that ok with you? I'm just trying to make sure we all are happy and set. It works for me! :)

      August 8, 2014

  • Wendy P.

    Update: Good news! If you have more than 2 cars for your campsite, Ranger Bill just told me you could park the extra vehicles at the "Equestrian Staging Lot". It is to the right of the entrance to the campsite and it has a sign posted for it. Yay!

    August 8, 2014

    • Wendy P.

      Was that a fee to park extra cars outside of the campground Michael?. There is no fee to parking at the campsite. :) But if you do bring a horse they charge an extra $5.00. :)

      August 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I thought it was $10 extra per car for overnight parking after the first 2 cars per site, so the first 2 cars are Free. But I could be wrong. xD

      August 8, 2014

  • Lee K

    SEEKING CARPOOL FROM THE EAST SIDE/ROYAL OAK AREA. I can drive... or not. cell/text[masked]-1460. I'll follow the plan of arriving at 3 pm (or earlier?) and staying until 1 pm the next day, or until the party breaks up!! I will be on Michael's site #7... he's invited a few others, but he may have an opening. Between us, it seems we have a huge variety of big and small tents, so if you need a tent, we may be able to help out that way as well. Thanks for planning, Wendy!

    August 8, 2014

  • seema

    FYI-Regarding the two car per site situation: there appear to be two parking lots a little more than half mile in either direction of our rustic equestrian campsite. Hopefully overnight parking is ok there?

    August 7, 2014

    • Wendy P.

      I'll make a phone call tomorrow to see if we can park there. Thanks for spotting the other lots. :)

      August 7, 2014

  • marilyn

    Thanks paula.
    I'm driving up with Courtney. I live in Troy so very close to you

    August 7, 2014

  • Wendy P.

    Post here if you are looking to share a site with someone else and split the cost. :)

    July 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hello Dmitry, I 'll be coming there and wanted to ask you if you'd like to share your camp site. As of now am not a 100% sure, about coming, but will definitely confirm it by tomorrow.

      August 7, 2014

    • Vince

      Hello Dmitry. I'm coming for sure and would like to share your campsite, as well. I have my own tent. Let me know ASAP.

      August 7, 2014

  • Wendy P.

    Does everyone have a camp site now? If not, some people are willing to share. Just post it that you are looking for one. I'm creating a list showing where everyone is at and will post tonight.

    August 7, 2014

    • Wendy P.

      I just posted it now instead of tonight. Make sure I got it right on the sites and names.

      August 7, 2014

  • Paula

    Hi Marilyn great I'll expect you and Courtney then. Where are you driving in from. I am on Rochester Hills.

    August 7, 2014

  • courtney

    Thanks Paula I appreciate that! I'm coming up with Marilyn, think we will be there closer to three.

    August 7, 2014

  • marilyn

    paula I'm driving up with Courtney so if I could also share your site that would be graat

    August 7, 2014

  • marilyn

    Hi paula

    August 7, 2014

  • Paula

    I have a tent on site 15. It's a big tent if a couple of ladies wants to share with me. Prob room for 2 more with gear. Or pitch on the site - if that is allowed. I have badminton and a bean bag toss if I can remember to pack. I am kayaking and doing dinner in Milford if anyone else is.

    1 · August 6, 2014

    • courtney

      Hi Paula, I wouldn't mind sharing your tent as I still do not have my own : ) I also am kayaking and having dinner in milford.

      1 · August 7, 2014

    • Paula

      Courtney I should be there at 130 setting up. I'd be happy to have you.

      August 7, 2014

  • Peggy B.

    Deanna and I have site 18. If anyone else wants to join us on site 18 your welcome.

    August 7, 2014

  • bari

    just signed up today.. looking forward to some weekend fun. thanks for organizing Wendy!

    1 · August 6, 2014

    • Wendy P.

      Thanks for coming Bari! It will be fun! :)

      1 · August 6, 2014

    • Emily D.

      Yay!!!

      1 · August 6, 2014

  • marilyn

    2 is good
    and there is room on your site too for another tent?

    August 6, 2014

    • courtney

      I think so, 4 to a site? You should be ok. It's site #:24. Ok I'll meet you at 2 at Meijer 16 and van dyke.

      August 6, 2014

  • Wendy P.

    Hey Everyone, could you please post the site you will be camping at so I know where everyone will be and can come introduce myself to you all. Thanks!

    August 4, 2014

    • Emily D.

      Also 21

      1 · August 4, 2014

    • bari

      me too 21.

      August 6, 2014

  • courtney

    Pm? I'm not liking this android phone right about now lol

    August 6, 2014

  • courtney

    "Meijer"

    August 6, 2014

  • courtney

    Hi marilyn, yes the member will be fine I know right where that is. Are you thinking 2?

    August 6, 2014

  • Enrico

    I made a reservation for campsite #1 but will only use a small portion of it with my cot/tent, if anyone wants to tag along you are welcome!

    August 6, 2014

  • courtney

    Thx susan! Yes I still plan on sharing a site and will be carpooling.

    August 6, 2014

  • marilyn

    If I ride up with Courtney, would there be room on the site with Susan, Courtney and Heather?

    August 6, 2014

  • Emily D.

    Hi Folks, anybody willing to carpool from the Ann Arbor area? I don't have a car at the moment but this should be resolved soon.

    August 4, 2014

    • Emily D.

      Hi Folks, I could also meet you in downtown detroit!

      August 4, 2014

    • Heather L

      Emily - let me know if you still need a ride. I will be heading from the east though 94/23.

      August 6, 2014

  • marilyn

    Anyone interested in carpooling?

    August 6, 2014

    • courtney

      I am. I'm coming from sterling heights area though..

      August 6, 2014

  • marilyn

    Hi
    If anyone is still looking to share a site and /or carpool?
    I'm interested in both.

    August 4, 2014

    • Jessica G.

      Hi Marilyn! I'm interested in sharing a site. I'll have a pup (1 person) tent. Let me know if that works for you. Thanks!

      August 4, 2014

    • Emily D.

      Hi Marilyn - - thanks so much for your reply. I could meet in Ann Arbor or in Downtown Detroit, but I'm afraid that -- at the moment -- I'm bipedal (getting a car at the end of the month - finally!). Thanks very much for your offer. I think my spot is secure on the campsite which is unfortunately filled up (but it's not mine, so I could be mistaken). Thanks for reaching out!!

      August 5, 2014

  • Adam

    Anyone like to split the cost of their site? I don't snore, sleepwalk, or streak and I promise not to bring a barn size tent.

    August 3, 2014

  • Jessica G.

    I would like to join you all for this event, but I am finalizing my plans for next weekend still. Hope to meet you next weekend!

    1 · August 2, 2014

  • courtney

    Hi, I'm new to this group this will be my first experience, would anybody like to share a site with me? Thanks, courtney

    July 28, 2014

    • Wendy P.

      No problem Michael. Come when you can, leave when you must. :)

      July 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Wendy!

      July 30, 2014

  • ERIK

    I m fairly new to this group and am interested in joining this event. I would like to join/split a site, how does that work?

    July 29, 2014

    • Wendy P.

      Hi Erik, glad you want to join our fun group. You can either go ahead and reserve a site using the link above for the campground or wait for someone to reply to your request to share a site with you. If someone does want to split a site with you, one of you will have to make the reservations online. Don't forget to rsvp for this event as well by clicking the "rsvp" box above. :) Let me know if you need anymore help.

      July 29, 2014

  • Wendy P.

    I'm back from my awesome trip in the U.P., so if you have any questions about this event feel free to ask away. (Thanks Josh!) :)

    July 28, 2014

  • John R.

    I have a truck bed tent. Is there room for my truck?

    July 21, 2014

    • Josh

      As long as a site does not have more than two vehicles, there should be plenty of space.

      July 22, 2014

  • Charlie

    Wendy has asked me to post that she is in the UP without any proper access to the internet. So, she will not be able to respond to any questions until Monday 7/28.

    July 22, 2014

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