Camping

Tent pitched at edge of stream

Extend the fun - pitch a tent and stay the night!

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Your outdoor fun doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down -- pitch a tent and spend the night! Attend evening naturalist activities, take a moonlit walk, or just sit around your campfire roasting marshmallows and telling stories.

State forests have 46 campgrounds with 1,000 campsites, or you can try dispersed camping anywhere in the state forest. State parks and state recreation areas offer more than 5,000 campsites and a variety of cabins, guesthouses and other lodging. Plus, there are thousands of miles of rugged or paved state trails and state water trails that can lead you there.

Purchase a vehicle permit and get a year of unlimited visits to all 75 state parks and recreation areas.

kids camping

Know and follow the rules

Please be respectful of your fellow campers!

State park rules »
State forest rules »

campfire

Only use local firewood

Make sure you use approved or local firewood to prevent the spread of harmful forest pests.

Firewood information »