Sleepy Hollow State Park, located in Laingsburg, MI, about 20 minutes north of Lansing, is one of our favorite places to camp! Whether you’re a tent camper, an RVer, or would rather bunk up in a cabin, this is the place for you! Sleepy Hollow is located on 2,600 acres, is home to Lake Ovid, and has access to Muskrat Lake and Looking Glass River. You’ll be amazed at how much this park has to offer.
Things to Do
With 16 miles of hiking trails, a beach, playground, and more, this park has so much to do, you won’t want to leave! Between the 18-hole disc golf course, fishing, and boating, you’re sure to find something fun here to occupy your time!
On the beach of Lake Ovid you will find two shelters available for picnics. You can hang out on the beach and play in the sand, go swimming, or fish from the pier! You can also bring your four-legged friends along, as this beach is pet friendly!
Aside from the pier at the beach, there are many other fishing opportunities at Sleepy Hollow! There is a pier located right in the campground that is perfect for fishing, a bridge that crosses the Looking Glass River, or you can fish from a boat on the lake or river! You're sure to catch your share of fish in this park!
Boat launches abound at Sleepy Hollow! There are three boat lanes on Lake Ovid with one that is dedicated just to kayaks and canoes. If you don't have your own kayak or canoe, you can rent one right in the park! You’ll find other boat launches on Muskrat Lake and Looking Glass River for added fishing and boating options.
The playground at Sleepy Hollow State Park is for kids and adults! As your little ones play on the swings and playground equipment, you can get in a fun game of horseshoes. Or you can shoot hoops on the basketball court or kick around the soccer ball on the soccer field!
Head out to the trails for 16 miles of hiking through grass, hardwood forest, and pine trees! If you have horses, bring them along so you can enjoy the 6.5 miles of trails dedicated to horseback riding. If you're interested in giving horseback riding a try, contact Blazing Trails, LLC for guided trail rides!
Explorer Guide Programs
During the summer months, take advantage of the Explorer Guide Programs offered Tuesdays through Saturdays. Different types of nature programs are scheduled throughout the summer. Every Tuesday and Thursday you can learn some fishing tips and tricks with their Introductory Fishing program.
During the hunting season, Sleepy Hollow is the place to be! All permits are required and you must observe the allowed season. In this park you can hunt turkey, deer, rabbit, squirrel, and waterfowl.
This park isn’t just for summer fun! Plenty of activities abound even when the snow is falling. Enjoy ice fishing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Load up those toy haulers because Sleepy Hollow allows snowmobiling in the park. Just be sure there is more than four inches of snow on the ground before heading out.
There are two different campgrounds at Sleepy Hollow. The main grounds have 181 campsites with electricity and an asphalt pad for RVs. These sites are also equipped with a picnic table and a fire pit for you to use. While they don’t have full RV hookups, they do have a sanitation site you can use. In this campground you will also find a modern bathroom.
The Organization Campground is for groups. These groups include schools, girl/boy scouts, youth groups, and more. They offer rustic, tent-only sites with water and a vault toilet.
Looking for a cabin instead? Sleepy Hollow has both a modern and a rustic cabin for rent. The modern cabin is heated and has electricity, offers two bedrooms, and a modern bathroom with showers. The small kitchenette offers a sink, microwave, coffee maker, and a toaster oven. You will need to bring your own bedding and cooking supplies.
The rustic cabin sleeps five and is located near drinking water and a vault toilet. This cabin also requires that you bring your own bedding and cooking supplies. It is heated and has electricity, which is especially great in the winter months.
This amazing park is perfect for any type of RV and has tons of recreational opportunities for the whole family! Whether you’re with your friends or family, you’ll enjoy your stay at this beautiful campground. You can make reservations on the MI DNR website!
Have you visited Sleepy Hollow State Park before? If so, tell us about your experiences in the comments!