Gladwin City Park & Campground

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“The Friendly Park”
As stated in Reader’s Digest On The Road USA, “Set in the midst of Central Michigan country, which is known for it’s abundant lakes and rivers, Gladwin is a pleasant little town in which to stop and relax and is made all the more pleasant by this lovely city park along the Cedar River. The recreational facilities here are unusually complete; camping and picnic grounds are supplemented by tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts and a playground for children; river swimmers enjoy a sandy beach and a riverside path makes for scenic strolling.”
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South Park Campground Site Map park site map
North Trail Map

Park and Campground Fees

For more information call the Park at 989-426-8126

Park, Daily-$3

Park Entry, Annual-$12

Camping-$27 per night

Wilderness Cabin Rental – $45 per day or $250 for seven nights.
*Maximum wilderness cabin rental is 14 consecutive days.*

Monthly Camping Fee – $510

Dumping Fee – $5 (non-campers only)

Ice – $2/bag

Wood Bundles – $4

All Day Tubing– $10 available at park office


All deposits must be paid at time of reservation

Pavilion Reservation-$50 (non-refundable)

North Park Pavilion – $50/$75 Deposit/Rental

Call City Park for availability 989-426-8126

Community Center Rental

Refundable Deposit $50

Rental $75

Non-Profit Organization Rental $50

Call City Hall for availability 989-426-9231

*Subject to Change.

Park & Campground Rules

  • This is intended to be a guide only.  If specific terminology is needed, please refer to the City Park Ordinance as approved by the Gladwin City Council on May 6, 1991.

  • All motor vehicles entering the park must come to a complete stop and proceed only when signaled to do so. This rule does not apply when the park office is closed.

  • All motor vehicles must have a parks commission vehicle entry permit affixed to the vehicle windshield before entering the park. Registered campers will be provided with entry permits without charge.

  • A person shall not operate a motor vehicle except on roads and parking lots constructed for the operation of licensed vehicles. Unlicensed vehicles shall not be operated in the park or campground.

  • A person shall not engage in any violent, abusive, loud, boisterous, wanton, profane, obscene, or otherwise disorderly conduct; disturb or annoy others.

  • A person shall not use a loudspeaker or sound-amplifying equipment of any kind without permission from park staff.

  • A person shall not dump, place, throw, or leave litter on the grounds or waters, except in containers provided. It is unlawful to place or dispose of garbage or refuse in park receptacles or dispose of garbage or refuse in park receptacles or dumpsters if the material originates from outside.

  • Dogs or other animals must be under immediate control on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length. Dogs or animals may not be in the bathing beach area.

  • It is unlawful to possess glass containers in the bathing beach area.

  • It is unlawful to ride or allow horses or other riding animals within the park or campground.

  • A person shall not destroy, damage or remove city property, trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses or vegetation.

  • It is unlawful to possess a firearm or bow and arrow. This does not apply to registered campers who are legally transporting hunting weapons. It is unlawful to discharge any device that propels a projectile by gas, air, spring or rubber.

  • It is unlawful to drive at a speed in excess of 10 miles per hour, to drive in an unsafe manner or to disobey traffic or parking signs.

  • It is unlawful to enter or remain in the park or campground between the hours of one-half  hour after sunset and 8 a.m. unless the person is a registered camper.

  • It is unlawful to store or leave a boat, trailer, camper or other property in the park or campground without permission from park staff

  • It it unlawful to build fires except in designated fire pits and stoves provided or grills approved by park staff.

  • It is unlawful to enter the campground with a vehicle unless you are a registered camper. Legitimate visitors to a specific campsite must advise park staff of their intent when in the park.

  • Each campsite may be used by only one family or not more than four unrelated persons. Campers not part of a single family must be at least 18 years old to register or occupy a campsite unless part of a chaperoned group. (i.e. scouts, cyclists, etc.).

  • Only two motor vehicles may be placed on one campsite.

Violation of any rule may result in revocation of camping permit or eviction from the park or both. Violation may also result in a criminal complaint being initiated.