Online Camping Reservations
Isabella County Parks has transitioned to a new online reservation system for the 2023 camping season. Reservations can be completed through the new online reservation system, or by calling the Parks Main Office. A maximum of 5 reservations is permitted per cart.
CREATING A NEW ONLINE ACCOUNT:
Because this is a new online reservation system for Isabella County Parks, you must create a new account to make online reservations this year. If you typically make online reservations at any Michigan State Parks, please know that your Isabella County Parks online account and your Michigan State Parks online account will be separate, even though the systems are similar.
Information Regarding New Online Reservation System:
With the new online reservation system, some policies and procedures have changed. All changes apply to both online and phone call reservations.
Payments – Payment must be made in full at the time of making reservations.
Processing Fee – There is a $5.00 non-refundable processing fee per individual campsite, cabin or pavilion reserved. This is different than the past as it is no longer per cart checkout.
Minimum Stay Restrictions – A two/three-night minimum stay restriction is in place for reservations made at Coldwater and Herrick parks via the website. To make a reservation for a campsite or cabin that is only available for one night at either of these parks, call the Parks Main Office at (989) 317-4083.
Cancellations – Cancellations can now be completed through the online reservation system or by calling the Parks Main Office. Moving forward, there is only one option for refund, which is to be refunded the way in which you paid. Refunds can no longer be issued via user credit. If you currently have a user credit on your camping account and have already made a reservation this year, call the Parks Main Office to receive a refund of all or a portion of your user credit.
Group Reservations – You will need the name, address, phone number and email (email optional) of at least one person (18 years or older) staying overnight on each site. The main contact person must be different for each site reserved. Payment must be made in full at time of making reservations.
Multiple Reservations – If interested in booking multiple reservations for separate time frames, you can do so in one checkout. Add separate stays to your cart and check out from there. Example: you reserve June 16-18 as well as July 14-16; both stays can be added to your cart and you can check out at one time.
30+ Consecutive Night Reservations – 30+ consecutive night reservations can be made online for Herrick Park. Discounted rates for these reservations will automatically be applied if reserving on the same campsite. If you wish to move to more than one campsite within your 30+ night reservation, please contact the Parks Main Office. 30+ consecutive night reservations at Coldwater, where available, can be reserved online at the standard $25 nightly rate. To receive discounted rates for these reservations at Coldwater, you must add your name to a lottery list for the next camping season by calling the Parks Main Office at (989) 317-4083.
Switching from Cabin to Campsite or Campsite to Cabin – Once a reservation is made, campers will not be able to change their reservation online from a campsite to a cabin or from a cabin to a campsite. You must cancel the original reservation and reserve again or call the Parks Main Office at (989) 317-4083.
Online Cart – There is a 20-minute cart time limit from the time you add a site to your cart. If you are adding multiple sites to your cart, the 20-minute time frame will restart every time you add a new site. You will receive a warning notice when you have 5 minutes remaining. If you click “Confirm” on the timer running out warning, your timer will reset to 20 minutes. After 20 minutes of inactivity, sites are removed from cart and made available for others to reserve.
Holiday Reservations – If checking in on one of the dates below, you MUST stay 3 or more nights:
Memorial Day Weekend – Thursday, May 25; Friday, May 26; Saturday, May 27
Fourth of July Weekend – Thursday, June 29; Friday, June 30; Saturday, July 1
Labor Day Weekend – Thursday, August 31; Friday, Sept 1; Saturday, Sept 2
As a friendly reminder, check-in time is 3:00 pm and check-out time is 1:00 pm.
For any questions, the Parks Main Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Call (989) 317-4083.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You will NOT be able to use your username and password from 2021/2022 to log in to this system. You MUST create a new account.
Photo Credit: Ron Browne
2023 Camping Season
Coldwater Lake Family Park
Open Friday, April 28 – Sunday, October 8, 2023
Herrick Recreation Area
Open Friday, April 28 – Sunday, October 1, 2023
Deerfield Nature Park