Wilson State Park

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Wilson State Park
Map showing the location of Wilson State Park
Map showing the location of Wilson State Park
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Harrison, Clare County, Michigan, USA
Coordinates 44°01′44″N 84°48′16″W / 44.02889°N 84.80444°W / 44.02889; -84.80444Coordinates: 44°01′44″N 84°48′16″W / 44.02889°N 84.80444°W / 44.02889; -84.80444
Area 36 acres (150,000 m2)
Established 1927
Governing body Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Wilson State Park is a 36-acre (0.15 km2) state park in Harrison, Michigan, located on the shores of Budd Lake. The primary activities are camping, swimming, and fishing.[1]

The land for the park was donated to the city of Harrison in 1900 by a lumber company.[2] In 1922 the land was transferred to the state, and in 1927 the state park was dedicated.[3]

Facilities and activities[edit]

  • Swimming
  • Fishing: Muskellunge, bass, panfish, perch and walleye inhabit Budd Lake.
  • Boating: A concrete launch is located on the south shore of the lake, outside of park boundaries.
  • Picnicking
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Camping: Overnight options include 160 campsites, a mini cabin, a modern lodge, and a tepee.
  • Metal Detecting: Metal detecting is permitted in designated areas of the park; however, any found items are subject to review by park staff and may be retained pending further investigation.


  1. ^ Michigan DNR - Wilson State Park
  2. ^ Harrison Chamber of Commerce - Wilson State Park
  3. ^ DuFresne, Jim (1998). Michigan State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide (2nd ed.), p. 107. Seattle: The Mountaineers. ISBN 0-89886-544-1.

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