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.
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.
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
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.
Sleepy Hollow State Park is located near Dewitt, East Lansing and Haslett
In addition there are over six miles of horse trails, open to day users who trailer their horses in for the day. Horses are allowed on horse trails only. Bridle Trails are maintained and managed by the Sleepy Hollow Trail Riders Association (SHTRA.
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.
More than 11 miles of trails are open for biking, mountain biking and hiking.
All trails in Sleepy Hollow State Park are open to cross country skiing.
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
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.
Enjoy Southeast Michigan's Best Family Camping experience at our clean, quiet, friendly campground. Jumping Pillow, WiFi, Paddle Boats, Minigolf, Swimming, Bicycling and more
68.7 miles from park*
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.