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6573 State Park Road
Caseville, Michigan   48725-9799

Phone: 989-856-4411
Reservations: 800-447-2757
Over 700 acres with a half mile of sandy beach on beautiful Saginaw Bay. Modern campsites and a mini-cabin. Beach house, grills and picnic tables or rent the pavilion. More than four miles of maintained trails are available to those who wish to hike or ski. Nearby boating, fishing and Rush Lake State Game Area. Camping April through October.
History of the Area
The park first opened as a county park in 1925. In 1927 the state acquired the property and called it Huron State Park. In 1944, the park was renamed in honor of Albert E. Sleeper, governor of Michigan (1917-1920) and resident of Huron County, who signed into law the statute that created the state park system.
The Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. Details and information on how to obtain your Michigan Recreation Passport can be found by visiting the MICHIGAN RECREATION PASSPORT web page.
Sleeper Outdoor Center is comprised of 14 cabins, a 120-seat capacity dining hall with a well-equipped kitchen, a toilet/shower building, and a picnic pavilion. It is located in a highly secluded and wooded portion of the park. Nearby hiking trails provide miles of multi-use recreational opportunities. Lake Huron is one half mile away and may be reached by hiking trail or a short drive. The entire facility may be rented for a larger group or individual cabins may be rented by a family or smaller group. From late-October to late-April, both the dining hall and the restroom building are closed, but vault toilets are available for use with cabin rental. For more Outdoor Center or individual cabin information, please contact the park at 989-856-4411.
Sleeper-Modern(800) 447-2757 226 site(s)Campsites with 50 amp Service, Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms

Sleeper-Outdoor Center Cabins(800) 447-2757 13 site(s)Cabins & Lodges, Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms
A half mile of sandy beach stretching along the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron provides visitors with swimming and sunbathing recreation.
The park, located in Michigan, offers a variety of boating options for visitors. There is access to Lake Huron where one can enjoy sailing or motorized boating. Canoeing and kayaking are also popular activities within the area due to its calm waters and scenic views. The park does not provide boat rentals so visitors need to bring their own equipment; however there's a boat launch available for public use.
Enjoy fishing in freshwater lakes, teeming with species like Northern Pike, Walleye and Perch. Ice-fishing is popular during winter months. Anglers can also catch Smallmouth Bass and Catfish here. The park offers boat rentals for a day of lake fishing.

The day use area is a quick walk from the campground and includes a shaded picnic area adjacent to the beach and a pavilion that may be rented for group occasions. Fire pits/grills available.
More than four miles of maintained trails are available to those who wish to hike. These trails pass through a variety of habitats and are directly accessible from the campground. Vault toilets are available along the routes.

Sleeper-Candlestick Trail Trail Length: 0.63 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Mountain Biking

Sleeper-Deer Run Trail Trail Length: 2.00 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Mountain Biking

Sleeper-Huron Trail Trail Length: 0.20 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Mountain Biking

Sleeper-Old Dunes Trail Length: 0.65 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Deer Run, Candlestick, Huron and Old Dunes trails provide about four miles of trails for mountain bikes and hikers. These trails pass through a variety of habitats and are directly accessible from the campground. Vault toilets are available along the routes.
The park offers diverse birding opportunities with over 228 species recorded. It is a hotspot for migratory birds. Birdwatchers can spot waterfowl, shorebirds and songbirds in various habitats like wetlands, forests and beaches. The area's unique ecosystem attracts rare species such as the Piping Plover.
Area Attractions
Seven state boating access sites, one state dock and several public fishing piers are located within a short drive from the park. Saginaw Bay provides excellent perch, walleye, salmon and lake trout fishing. The nearby Pigeon and Pinnebog Rivers and the shoreline of Saginaw Bay are available for canoeists.

Those using the hiking and cross-country trails also have access to 2,200 acres of the adjacent Rush Lake State Game Area, an area of forests and wetlands populated by many types of wildlife. Many rustic trails course through the Game Area for the more adventurous visitor.

Five miles to the west is the small resort town of Caseville which has a variety of entertaining diversions as well as a busy schedule of special events. Boat charters, horseback riding, canoe and kayak rentals are also located near the park.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 4 A really nice park
park review stars; one to five Great park. To bad the people working there have a bad working ethics. Maybe training is needed
September 5 Halloween Weekends by Kelly K
park review stars; one to five Sleeper State Park is awesome for their Halloween weekends. The fall time is so pretty there, and the kids love the parade/trick or treating. We have been going every year for it for the past 6 years.
July 6 Great Park!
park review stars; one to five Is the best!!!
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