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Canoing on lake Ovid
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USA Parks
Southeast Region
Sleepy Hollow State Park
7835 E. Price Road
Laingsburg, Michigan   48848

Phone: 517-651-6217
Reservations: 800-447-2757
Sleepy Hollow State Park

Canoing on lake Ovid

Sleepy Hollow State Park

Sleepy Hollow State Park

Sleepy Hollow State Park

Sleepy Hollow State Park

View of the Island

Sleepy Hollow State Park

Sleepy Hollow State Park

Over 2,600 acres with a 410 acre lake. 181 modern campsites. Picnicking, swimming, boat launch, fishing, wildlife viewing areas, bird watching. Row boat, canoe, paddleboat, pontoon rental available in the summer. Trails that take you through prairie grasses, hardwood forest and stands of pine trees: 16 miles of hiking/biking, and 9 miles for horseback riding. Snowmobiling. Metal detecting area.
Nature of the Area
More than 228 species have been recorded in Sleepy Hollow, from the common Blue Jay to the Eastern Bluebird. During migration, look for waterfowl in Lake Ovid. The rarely recorded Bonaparte's Gull or Bald Eagle also have been sighted.

Lake Ovid has proven to be a very popular fishing lake with a wide variety of fish such as pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, crappie, rock bass, perch, catfish and bullheads.
 Hiking Trailyes
Sleepy Hollow-Group Youth Area(517) 651-6217 Group Use Area, Rustic Site

Sleepy Hollow-Modern(800) 447-2757 181 site(s)Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms
Boat launch and parking area are paved. Lake Ovid is a "No Wake" lake inside Sleepy Hollow State park. There are 2 boating access sites in Clinton County maintained by the park, Muskrat Lake and Looking Glass River. See the Michigan Recreational Boating Information System for more information.

Kayaks, rowboats, paddleboats and pontoon boats are available for rent.
Canoeing and kayaking are popular activities at Sleepy Hollow State Park.

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For the day-user, a beach is located northwest of the campground with picnic tables, beach house and phones. Three picnic areas are located within the park. Each of the picnic areas have vault toilets, hand water pumps, picnic tables, grills and a shelter. In addition, the East Picnic Area offers a picnic shelter equipped with a fireplace, and the Island Picnic area offers a bridge to the largest island on Lake Ovid. Each shelter is available at no charge on a first-come-first-serve basis or is reservable at a per day fee.

The East Picnic Area offers a picnic shelter equipped with a fireplace and the Island Picnic Area offers a bridge to the largest island on Lake Ovid. Each shelter is available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis or is reservable at a per day fee.
There are more than 11 miles of hiking trails that take you through prairie grasses, hardwood forest and stands of pine trees.

Trails in the park:

Sleepy Hollow-Horse Trail - 9.5 (Miles), Bridle, Dog Sledding

Sleepy Hollow-Hiking Trail - 16 (Miles), Hiking, Mountain Biking, Snowmobiling, Cross Country Ski
Area Attractions
Michigan State Park Explorer Program:

Learn more about the natural features and resources located in this park with the State Park Explorer Program. The schedule of programs is available here for July 5-9. and July 12-16.

Snowmobiling is allowed in the west end of the park when there is at least four inches of snow on the ground. Snowmobiles are prohibited on cross country ski trails, and must have a current registration.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 6 Multi Species Beach Amazing by keith
Had a blast swimming with my dogs, noticed some seagulls there too, and a few insects, and of course the fish that were in the water. There was some Yuppie there whining about dogs at the beach. Otherwise we all had a great day, lovely park!
July 22 dogs swimming in people swimming area! by Roland
I dont know the rules on pets mingling and social areas in the park but everytime (2) i bring my family there always dogs in people swimming area, and even in beach and water.
July 15 great site
E camp alot everywhere. We love the sites with trees and greenery departing the sites. Feels private love it. Lake at fishing pier little weedy.
July 5 awesome fishing!!! by JLP
went there for a day fishing trip and the fishing was excellent. Caught some pretty big bass on top water baits (the hula popper works best). Found this place by accident and have been returning every summer for the past 3 years. park is very clean and peaceful. Our family enjoyed all the wildlife and friendly staff.....
June 19 Loved the Park by Ron Antes
Very clean and was pretty quiet for a full park. Loved everything about the park and had a wonderful time. We will make this a regular camping trip once or twice a season.
March 31 Horse and hiking trails by S. Raymor
Wow , what a goldmine. I walk my dog religously and this week we went to Sleepy Hollow. We saw a coon sunning himself in a large shag bark hickory ,two cranes setting up house.Heard a man running his beagles ( they did a remarkable job too !!) I will return very often. Nice well kept trails and they were marked well too. What a deal for ten dollars with your car plate. Thank You to the DNR and the Park manager.
August 23 Somewhat disappointed by v17
Sites are too close to each other. Seems like not much privacy as we could constantly hear other conversations around us and both cars & people walking by our site at all times. Some campsites had a lot of trees, others were barren. Make sure you check beforehand. Facilities were ok. Overall we had a good time, but the campground left a lot to be desired. Would not go back.
May 21 Park is closing says park officials by David
Visited 5/3/2010
May 12 Great outdoors !! by Piyas Bandyopadhyay
Friendly staff - very very friendly
-*Super clean bathrooms
*great campsites *Mosquitos, racoons and poison ivys - did NOT bother us.. may be because of the time in year. **
Not so great -again may be due to when we visited
* Bathrooms too cold.
* No soap in bathroom (That is true).
* Bring at least 30 ft power cord.
* if you are hiking make sure you wear proper hiking shoes and not just sneakers.

Tips: There are lot of firewood around, do not just buy before looking around
July 17 Really nice place,but bring bug spray!! by dyction
Large campground,a lot of trees,and privacy.Walking trails to beautiful Lake Ovid and park. No soap dispensers in bathroom.Beware of poison ivy! Raccoons / mosquitoes can be a problem. Other than that, it was great.Would love to go back.
June 29 by CindyM
Gorgeous, spacious, quiet and welcoming!
June 2
August 20 We will return! by pjk0326
Loved the secluded sites with lots of trees, shade and privacy. Plenty of walking trails. We were warned to watch out for poison ivy so that would be a concern if you have small children. No soap in bathrooms! Definitely need long electric cord!
August 5 Very nice park by lsphillips
We stayed for 6 nights. Sites have a lot of trees. Make sure you have long electric cord.We will return

Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Indian Creek Camp Conference Center - Tecumseh, MICampgrounds
Enjoy Southeast Michigan's Best Family Camping experience at our clean, quiet, friendly campground. Jumping Pillow, WiFi, Paddle Boats, Minigolf, Swimming, Bicycling and more
Web Site: indiancreekcamping.com
68.7 miles from park*
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Take US-27 (just N. of I-69) to the Price Road exit. Price Road E. (turn right) about 5.5 miles. Park entrance on left (N.) side of road.

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