Hoeft State Park RV & Campground Guide

Michigan

Hoeft State Park

sits on the shores of Lake Huron on the Lower Michigan Peninsula. The 301-acre park is one of the most visited public recreation areas in the state. Sitting on the northern edge of the peninsula, Hoeft State Park is a favorite stop for those who enjoy hiking, boating, and relaxing on the beach. The local climate alternates between sun and storms that drive the surf of Lake Huron into a frenzy. The closest town is Rogers City, and the nearest large city is Lansing, which is 242 miles away.

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Weather
Spring 19-63 F
Summer 50-79 F
Fall 29-68 F
Winter 10-31 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Hoeft State Park

The area surrounding Hoeft State Park includes several small communities. To make it easier to travel between towns, consider going on an RV road trip. This way, you can enjoy the comforts of home away from home. Vacationers choosing to rent an RV for a stay at or near Hoeft State Park area will find options in Rogers City, MI.

Hoeft State Park Campground

Hoeft State Park Campground provides 144 modern campsites capable of handling RVs. The park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. It sports a wonderful mile-wide sandy beach and a camping area beneath a dense forest canopy. Most camping sites are separated by vegetation to provide additional privacy for visitors.

  • Water Hookup: No
  • Electric Hookup: 20/30/50 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: No, a dump station is available onsite
  • Wi-Fi Available: No
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $20-$29 per night
  • Office hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Clear Lake State Park Campground

Clear Lake State Park Campground is only a 40-minute drive inland from Hoeft State Park. The campground takes up about two-thirds of the entire shoreline of Clear Lake and features 200 modern campsites. Clear Lake is a deep 133-acre lake that offers great fishing, boating, and canoeing opportunities. Pathways in the park are groomed for hikers during warm months and serve as cross-country ski trails during the winter.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 20/30/50 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: No. A dump station is available
  • Wi-Fi Available: No
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $24-$29 per night during the peak season, $20-$24 during the offseason
  • Office hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily

Onaway State Park Campground

Onaway State Park Campground sits on the southeast shore of Black Lake, 23 miles west of Hoeft State Park. RV campers enjoy a selection of 85 campsites. Onaway is a 158-acre park that has a rugged and picturesque appearance. Thick undergrowth covers the land beneath a canopy of tall trees. Along the lake, there is a sandy/cobblestone beach interrupted by a boat launch. Restrooms and hand-pump water stations are spaced throughout the park while fire rings and picnic tables grace each campsite. Favorite activities at Onaway State Park Campground include fishing, hiking, nature watching, and sunbathing.

  • Water Hookup: No
  • Electric Hookup: 30/50 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi Available: No
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $24-$28 per night
  • Office hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily

Aloha State Park Campground

Aloha State Park Campground is located on the shores of Mullett Lake, just 45 minutes southwest of Hoeft State Park. The 172-acre park offers over 200 RV sites. Boat enthusiasts, hikers, bikers, and anglers find this park to be a paradise. A sandy beach stretches along the lakeshore, interrupted by a cement boat launch and a boat basin constructed to protect watercraft from inclement weather. Restrooms are dispersed throughout the park. All of the hiking and biking trails intersect with pathways that extend beyond the forests surrounding the campground and Lake Huron's shores.

  • Water Hookup: No
  • Electric Hookup: 30/50 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi Available: No
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $30 to $40 per night
  • Office hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

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Hoeft State Park

Inside Hoeft State Park

Hoeft State Park offers an astonishing number of fun opportunities. Sunbathers and swimmers are welcome to use the beach during the summer. For winter storm watchers, the incredible waves built along this stretch of Michigan are a wonder to behold. The campground provides picnic tables, fire rings, a horseshoe pit, and volleyball courts. You'll also find 4.5 miles of hiking trails that convert to cross-country ski routes during the winter. 

Outside Hoeft State Park

The small communities surrounding Hoeft State Park are rich with restaurants and unique shopping experiences. You'll find many of the best options in Rogers City. In this region, history and beautiful scenery greet the visitor at every turn.

Restaurants

Up North 23 Restaurant and Lounge

If you are looking for a fine dining experience with a small-town feel, visit Up North 23 Restaurant and Lounge in Rogers City. The American traditional dinner menu includes selections like New York strip steak, seared salmon, and roasted pork chops.

Type: American

Location: 530 N. Third Street, Rogers City, MI, 49779

Scill’s Grill

For those times when a sandwich, especially one built to order, is enough, stop at Scill’s Grill. The sandwich menu includes everything from chicken cordon bleu to meatloaf to roast beef. For a more substantial meal, drop in for a cod, salmon, or New York strip steak dinner.

Type: American

Location: 351 N. Bradley Highway, Rogers City, MI 49779

Chi-Chi’s Restaurant

For a healthy mix of cuisines, visit Chi-Chi’s Restaurant. The restaurant offers both American traditional and Mexican menus.

Type: American, Mexican

Location: 409 N. Bradley Highway, Rogers City, MI 49779

Shopping

Jean’s Gifts and Cards

Let your family and friends know what you are doing and seeing. Stop by Jean’s Gifts and Cards to find the card or gift that says it all. You can even pick up gift wrapping for your small gifts.

Location: 123 N. Third Street, Rogers City, MI 49779

Alpena Mall

The closest mall with a variety of stores is the Alpena Mall. If you are looking to fill various needs, then this is the best place for you. Shops include specialties from photography to shoes to sports.

Location: 2380 U.S. Highway 23 S, Alpena, MI 49707

Art In the Loft

When visiting Art In the Loft, you will discover artistic pieces crafted by local artists. Some items you may find are photos encased in glass, pottery, jewelry, and stationery.

Location: 109 N. Second Avenue, Suite 300, Alpena, MI 49707

Sightseeing

Presque Isle County Historical Museum

While staying at Hoeft State Park, venture into Rogers City to find the Presque Isle County Historical Museum. At this museum, you get an in-depth program on the history of Presque Isle County. The rooms in the house are exact replicas of those in homes throughout the area during the 19th century.

Location: 176 W. Michigan Avenue, Rogers City, MI 49779

Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum

Stop at the Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum to get a history of the star attraction of the area—the Great Lakes. The museum offers artifacts from prehistoric Native American adventurers, 21st-century shippers, and more. Discover the harsh reality of those ships and crews that braved the lakes' hazards to make a living.

Location: 367 N. Third Street, Rogers City, MI 49779

Canoe Kayak Raft Tube Sturgeon River Trips

Whether you are alone or traveling with your family, you cannot go wrong with a visit to Canoe Kayak Raft Tube Sturgeon River Trips. Only 43 miles west of the park, this is a fun time for all ages. Take a safe trip down the river through pools, over small falls, and past rapids for a wet and hilarious family adventure.

Location: 4271 S. Straits Highway, Indian River, MI 49749

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How to Get to
Hoeft State Park

Hoeft State Park is only five miles from Rogers City, MI. You can get there by taking U.S. Highway 23 West (US-23 W). The park entrance is well marked alongside the highway.

From Lansing, MI, in the south, the route runs for 242 miles along U.S. Highway 127 North (US-127 N) until it hooks into US-23 at exit 310. Turn east toward M 68 and Rogers City. Travel east on US-23 until you find the park entrance alongside the highway.

Entering Hoeft State Park

Michigan’s park pass program has fees dependent on the vehicle type, where you make your purchase, and residency status. 

Annual park pass for vehicle : $12

When the pass is purchased from the Secretary of State

Annual park pass for vehicle : $17

When the pass is purchased at the State Park

Annual park pass for motorcycle : $6

When the pass is purchased from the Secretary of State

Annual park pass for motorcycle : $11

When the pass is purchased at the State Park

Non-resident annual park pass : $34

Non-resident daily park pass : $9

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