Burt Lake State Park

Little did we know how fortunate we were to grab such a nice campsite. Back when we were trying to book this trip, we were unable to get the the site we originally wanted. I remember how frustrated I was that someone else clicked on the site to book it before I could. That is when Terri said that she found another site that didn’t look too bad. She was right, this site is quite nice.Burt Lake State Park

The campsite is located between the restrooms, showers, water, park store and beach. It is very much in the center of everything here at Burt Lake. It is a large site and even has  50 amp service. The campsite has worked out very well for us.

We met our neighbors, Mary and Goober Morris from West Branch. They have been coming here for over 30 years. They know quite a bit about the park and explained everything we needed to know. We hope to see them again sometime soon.

We did end up eating at Vivio’s again. We really enjoy the food there. Terri and I also checked out another place called The Inn Between bar. Our kids had been up here earlier this summer and told us we needed to check it out. We tried the pizza and found it to be super.

The Inn BetweenChannelOn Sunday evening we returned to The Inn Between bar and got a table down on the dockside. It was great to watch all the boats as they would parade through the channel between the two lakes up here.

As the weekend came to an end, the people began to empty out of the park. On Tuesday morning there were very few campers left. On Wednesday morning rigs with fishing boats starting coming in. It was interesting to see the change over from families with kids to retired couples and the guys with the boats.

On one rainy afternoon, we decided to check out some of the other campgrounds in the area. We went to Clear Lake State Park, Onaway State Park, Shupac Lake State Forest Campground, Aloha State Park, Petoskey State Park, Petoskey KOA and Magnus Campground. Most of the other campgrounds were quite empty compared to Burt Lake.

The temperature left almost as quickly as the people did. The first weekend it was in the 90s and by the end of the week the highs were only in the 60s.

Last night we ended up in the East Park on the shoreline on the Little Traverse Bay. There we were amazed to spot a waterspout out in the lake as a front moved through. I was incredible to view.


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One comment on “Burt Lake State Park
  1. Love the waterspout picture. Very cool.

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