Fall is the perfect time to experience the tranquil outdoors of Oakland County. Pitch a tent or rent a yurt at an Oakland County campground and witness the landscape’s picturesque autumnal transition.
Boasting 1,140 acres of natural splendor and over 20 miles of trailways, it is impossible to take in all of Addison Oaks in one day. Activities that take advantage of the park’s gargantuan footprint are a must: including disc golf, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, boating, fishing, geocaching and so much more. Addison Oaks is also perfect for special events, which can be hosted at the historic Tudor-style Buhl Estate.
Highlight | Discover Addison Oaks on Horseback
Campers at Addison Oaks have a wide variety of options to choose from. The park has 170 campsites in addition to group areas, cabins, and Yurts. All campsites are modern and come with electricity and on-site water. The average lot size is 50′ x 50′.
Special Events at Addison Oaks
- Sept. 15th: Campfire Night – Adaptive Recreation
- Oct. 10th: Addison Oaks Historical Tour
- Oct. 13-14: Boo Bash I
- Oct. 20-21: Boo Bash II
- Oct. 26-29: Equestrian Camping
From fast-paced activities like baseball, skateboarding, and a bike skills course, to relaxing outings like Canoeing, Hiking, and Mini Golfing, Groveland Oaks has it all. While only a stone’s throw from I-75, Groveland Oaks is the perfect wilderness weekend getaway.
Highlight | Tamaracks: Trees of Smoky Gold
Campers will delight in the wide variety of overnight options. Camping arrangements include yurts, four and six-person cabins, individual moderns sites, full hook-up sites for RV’s, and group camping areas.
Special Events at Groveland Oaks
- Sept. 15-17: Haunted Hallows I
- Sept. 22-24: Haunted Hallows II
- Sept. 29-30: Christmas in September
- Oct. 6-7: Dog Days Weekend
The key to Fall camping is preparation. Make a checklist; bring lots of water, warm clothing, and wind protection. Whether you are an outdoors pro or a tenderfoot, here are a few important things to keep in mind:
- Keep warm with a sleeping bag that is rated for low temperatures
- Bring extra clothing for the unexpected
- Bring sleeping pads to protect your body from the cold ground
- Bring insulated cups and mugs to keep your warm drinks warm
- Don’t forget bug spray and sunscreen
In addition to the two Oakland County Parks, there are over a dozen other fantastic spots to camp in Oakland County! Be sure to check out our full list and our interactive map for more information.
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