Monday, June 25, 2012

   No tent to camp in, no worries. On June 2, officials at the Holly Recreation Area held a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate two new deluxe rental cabins.
   The family-friendly cabins, with access to Wildwood Lake, offer two bedrooms, kitchen and living area, and a bathroom.
   The roomier cabins, which are the first modern cabins in the parks with indoor plumbing, are more spacious than the traditional camper cabin rental units.
   These deluxe cabins can accommodate six to eight adults in 448 square feet of living space, and offer a 32-foot-long front porch to maximize views and water access.
    Along with the new model cabins at Holly, 17 camper cabins within the state parks are also available for the enjoyment of visitors.
   The recreation area’s 8,000 acres of woodlands and open fields are located in Oakland County, less than an hour’s drive from the Detroit metropolitan area. “The area offers the feeling of ‘being up north’ without making the drive there,” said Holly Recreation Area supervisor Shawn Speaker.
   “In addition to a beach, boating and fishing opportunities are just steps from the front doors of the cabins. There is also an adjacent trail that links many other recreational opportunities,” Speaker said.
   The cabins will rent for $100 per night on Fridays and Saturdays and $80 per night Sundays through Thursdays. Reservations can be made through the state’s Campground Reservation System, 1-800-447-2757 or on the Web at for arrivals beginning July 20 or later. For details, call Holly Recreation Area, 248-634-8811.

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