Camp Dearborn

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Camp Dearborn
Location Milford, MI
Area 626 acres (253 ha)
Created 1948
Operated by City of Dearborn
Status Open year round
Website http://www.campdearborn.com/


Camp Dearborn is a park owned by Dearborn, Michigan, although it is located 35 miles away in Milford.[1] The 626 acres (2.53 km2) park has several ponds and lakes as well as access to the Huron River, a half-mile swimming beach, swimming pool, picnic sites, and camping areas. Activities include fishing, paddle boat rentals, hayrides, dances, miniature golf and a 27-hole golf course. Canoe/kayaks can launch into the Huron River while a bike trail connects to downtown and other local parks. Camping for tents and RV on 191 sites (including a section for permanent trailers) and in 118 permanent tents and 30 cabins.

Camp Dearborn opened on May 29, 1948 under leadership of Mayor Orville L. Hubbard.[2] Services in the park are provided by Dearborn city employees. During the Great Recession of 2008, Dearborn investigated selling off the camp but found that the camp was profitable and that there was no prospect of a reasonably profitable sale due to zoning issues.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Camp Dearborn, official website, accessed May 17, 2012
  2. ^ Dearborn's rich Recreation History, City of Dearborn Television, June 1998
  3. ^ Camp Dearborn Could Prove Profitable for City, Jessica Carreras, December 1, 2011

Coordinates: 42°34′51″N 83°38′08″W / 42.5807°N 83.6356°W / 42.5807; -83.6356