Michigan -(Ammoland.com)- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources marked an attendance milestone for state parks Thursday by celebrating the 1 millionth camp night of the 2015 camping season.
Cameron Wells of New Hudson, Michigan, made the 1 millionth camp night reservation at the Proud Lake Recreation Area campground in Oakland County, where he was camping with his mother, Linda Wells. DNR staff members surprised Linda at the campsite with balloons, noisemakers and a Pure Michigan prize package for the Wellses, including five nights of camping at Proud Lake and Pure Michigan merchandise. Watch a video of the celebration at https://youtu.be/LNHdgsYseIw.
“This is a good surprise. I love surprises,” said Linda Wells. “And I love camping – everybody should camp.”
Michigan’s state parks last reached 1 million camp nights in 2012.
“Hitting this milestone for the second time in four years points to an enthusiasm for the outdoors and an appreciation of everything our state parks have to offer,” said DNR Parks and Recreation Division Chief Ron Olson. “Vacationers looking for destinations with unmatched scenic beauty, year-round outdoor recreation opportunities and …Read the Rest