Events and Apparel

Free Camping & Clean Up Weekend - May 19th to 21st

Rules for the event:
You may select any campsite you like and set up on a first come first serve basis. You may stay during the 19th, 20th and 21st. We only ask that you bring a rake and your smile to help us with spring clean up at the campsite you occupy. There will be no sign up or reservations for the event, so please plan accordingly.

* Please note that only electrical hookups on campsites, water fill/dump station and the out-house restrooms will be available, the modern restrooms will still be closed as we prepare to officially open.

The goal of this volunteer event is to provide the campground to the community before the season opens and to clean up the park. Any trash collected can be deposited into the dumpsters at the front of the park. Please return natural foliage back to nature as our staff will only be collecting large branches or large pieces of trash using our equipment.

Petoskey Stone Festival- On the Saturday of Memorial weekend
, Antrim County Parks & Recreation Advisory Board celebrates Michigan's state stone, the unique Petoskey stone found only in true form here in northwestern Michigan. Come join us! For more information please visit the Petoskey Stone Festival web site.

New Barnes Park Apparel!

Long and short sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, pajama pants, hats, basic toiletries/camping supplies available for purchase at the Camp Office located at Barnes Park Campground.