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910 N. First Street, P.O Box 333 Recreation Passport Required: Yes
Harrison, MI 48625 Approximate Size: 36 (Acres)
Phone Number: (989) 539-3021 Unit Map
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FishingMetal Detecting
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BeachBeach House
Cabins & LodgesElectrical Service
Group Use AreaModern Restrooms
Picnic AreaPicnic Shelter
Playground
Wilson-Group Use Area
(989) 386-4067
5 site(s), Contact the park
Group Use Area, Rustic Site
 
Wilson-Modern
(800) 447-2757
158 site(s), $21
Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms, Playground
 
Wilson-Modern Lodge
(989) 386-4067
1 site(s), $85-$100
Electrical Service
 
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Situated on 36 wooded acres with a sandy beach on Budd Lake, Wilson State Park is located on the north end of Budd Lake in Clare County. The park was originally the site of the Wilson Brothers Sawmill and Company Store, which thrived in the late 1800s.

Wilson State Park Events
GO--Get Outdoors Calendar of Events


No hunting is allowed in Wilson State Park, but there are thousands of acres of state land which are open to hunting only a few miles away. Grouse, woodcock, squirrel, rabbit, deer, and bear are all popular game animals in the surrounding hunting areas.

In the winter, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing are the major winter recreation activities around the park. There is also downhill skiing at Snowsnake Mountain, winter hiking, and golfing at the annual Frost Bite Open Golf Tournament on Budd Lake.

The Clare County Fairgrounds are across from the park and host many activities in the summer months including the County Fair, Michigan Bow Hunters Rendezvous, Monster Truck Show and the Exhibitor's Exposition. Other local activities are miniature golf, arcade games, batting cages, go-carts, canoeing on the Muskegon River, golf, biking and nature observation.


For more information about local events and attractions please visit the Harrison Chamber of Commerce webpage by clicking here.

Situated on 36 wooded acres with a sandy beach on Budd Lake, Wilson State Park is located on the north end of Budd Lake in Clare County. The park was originally the site of the Wilson Brothers Sawmill and Company Store, which thrived in the late 1800s. The land was deeded to the City of Harrison in 1901 and in 1920 was turned over to the State of Michigan to be used as a state park. The park was officially dedicated in 1927. The beach and rental cottage at the park entrance were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1939 to 1941.

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