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Michigan State Park Getting $2.7 Million Upgrade

As summer nears and camping season in Michigan kicks into high gear, one Michigan state park is preparing for some big changes.

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Volunteer Campground Hosts Camp for Free at Michigan State Parks

Do you love camping? Here's a unique way to camp for free while sharing your passion for camping with others in Michigan.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources needs volunteer campground hosts. 

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Tahquamenon Falls State Park Offering Dog Sled Rides and More This Winter

Tahquamenon Falls State Park is a popular summer destination. The park also offers a variety of ways to enjoy winter including dog sled rides, snow shoeing and more.

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Top Five State Park Summer Camping Locations In Michigan

I know you're thinking -- 'Jojo, it's way too cold to go camping just yet', and you're right. Unless you're me. I love freezing to death slowly in my cheap tent.

Even if you hate spring camping, now is the time to make those camping reservations if you're to have any chance at the best state park camp sites in Michigan this summer. Here's my Top Five. 

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West Michigan RV Outlet Show Highlights How RVers Save On Vacations [Sponsored Post]

A new study just out last week shows that recreational vehicle vacations cost less than other forms of vacation travel, even when factoring in fuel prices and the cost of RV ownership.

The study found savings of 27 percent to 62 percent for a four-person group and 15 percent to 48 percent for two-person group, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

Narrow down the RV -- or RVs -- to do some vacation travel or camping in by checking out the West Michigan RV Outlet Show, which runs Thursday through Sunday -- Sept. 18 to 21 -- at Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Drive NE just off U.S. 131 in Comstock Park.

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Visions of Maine/ThinkStock
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Camper Sleepwalks Off Cliff, Falls 60 Feet (Video)

So, if you're someone that's prone to sleepwalking, you may want to avoid certain things:

  • Camping.
  • Camping near cliffs.
  • Lots of other stuff.

The guy featured in this news story didn't avoid two of the things on that list, but he's probably wishing he had as he lays in his hospital bed.

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Aleksander Bolbot/ThinkStock
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: A Perfectly Acceptable Reason to Skip Showering Today [Video]

This guy was spending some time at a campsite and decided to hit the showers.

From the outside, it seems like a pretty nice place. Clean, well maintained, well lit.

What could the problem be?

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Win a Summer of Camping

97.9 GRD welcomes the 2012 Grand Rapids Camper Travel & RV Show, February 2-5 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids. Find out how to win a summer of camping: 10 weeks at 10 different campgrounds!

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