Sleepy Hollow State Park RV & Campground Guide

Michigan

Sleepy Hollow State Park

’s more than 2,600 acres includes a river that winds through woods and fields. Lake Ovid also offers plenty of outdoor activities, as well as chances to look for water-loving birds and wildlife. In fact, over 228 species of birds have been recorded in the park, including bald eagles. The park is popular in winter as well, with snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and other winter activities. 

The park can get quite cold in winter, with temperatures dropping down into the mid-teens in January. Summers are mild, too, however, with an average high of 83°F in July.  The area gets roughly a week of precipitation each month.

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Weather
Spring 35°F – 79°F
Summer 56°F – 83°F
Fall 31° F – 74° F
Winter 15°F – 35°F
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Nearby Cities
Laingsburg, MI
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Sleepy Hollow State Park

Camping is available at 181 sites in the park, with electric hookups and a dump station available. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Each rental vehicle comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your travel plans and unique needs.   

There are also several nearby campgrounds where you can stay while you visit the park:

Maple River Campground

This campground is situated on the banks of the Maple River, and surrounded by large trees. The river has great fishing, and is a wonderful place for wildlife watching. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes 
  • Sewer hookup: no
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: canoe & kayak rentals, showers, boat launch

Cottonwood Campground

Camp along the river, next to shady trees in this family-owned campground. Guests can fish on their fully-stocked ponds, or take out a paddleboat or kayak.  

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: n/a
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: showers, laundry, fishing pond, rec room, playground, kayaks and paddle boats

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What to Do at
Sleepy Hollow State Park

Inside Sleepy Hollow State Park

There are a number of things to do at Sleepy Hollow State Park.

Hiking: Trails at the park take you through prairie grasses, hardwood forest, and pine trees. The park has 16 miles of trails available.

Biking: Biking is allowed on all of the hiking trails as well.

Metal detecting: Metal detecting is another popular activity in the park. See if you can find some buried treasure!

Winter activities: Visitors to the park can also dog sled and snowshoe on the same trails they hike or cycle in summer.

Outside Sleepy Hollow State Park

There’s plenty to do outside the park as well! From learning about local history to relaxing with a tasty bite to eat, once you’ve explored the park, try one of these activities.

Restaurants

Ryan’s Roadhouse

Try Roadhouse favorites like ribs and steak, or grab a burger, sandwich, wrap, or some Mexican food at this roadhouse eatery.

Type: American

Location: St. Johns, MI

Dershey’s Cafe

This cafe serves up breakfast all day, along with other diner favorites later in the day. Try their cinnamon rolls first thing in the morning!

Type: Diner

Location: St. Johns, MI

Mancino’s of St. Johns

This place specializes in pizzas and grinders. Try a specialty deep dish pizza, or a hot grinder sandwich with steak or seafood.

Type: Pizza

Location: St. Johns, MI

Shopping

Curious Book Shop

This quirky used book store has rare books, but also cheap paperbacks and great deals on hardcover books. Pick one up to read on your trip!

Location: East Lansing, MI

Sightseeing

Uncle John’s Cider Mill

Learn how cider is made, hop on the giant jumping pillow, or mine for gems at this cider mill. The place is busiest in summer and fall (of course!) when apples and pumpkins are harvested.

Location: St. Johns, MI

Clinton Northern Railway Museum

This non-profit railway museum features train cars from the early 1900’s, especially Barney and Smith Cars. The railway is located at the historic Grand Trunk Depot in St. Johns, and visitors can tour vintage cars and see a variety of artifacts and train memorabilia.

Location: St. Johns, MI

Crosby Mint Farms

This mint farm has been in operation for almost 100 years, and is known for its mint soaps, and peppermint and spearmint oils. The farm is open to tours, and every August St. Johns holds its annual Mint Festival.

Location: St. Johns, MI

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How to Get to
Sleepy Hollow State Park

Take I-496 E to US-127 N toward Flint. Take exit 91 for US-127 BUS/Price Rd. Turn right onto E. Price Rd. and follow the road into the park. 

The address for the park is 7835 E. Price Road, Laingsburg, MI.

Entering Sleepy Hollow State Park

There is an entrance fee of $9 per vehicle for the park.

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