City Park & Campground

“The Friendly Park”Park Sign

“Set in the midst of Central Michigan country, which is known for its 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.” Readers Digest On The Road USA

1000 W Cedar Ave
Gladwin, Michigan 48624
(989) 426-8126     
For Michigan Beach Advisories & Closures...Click HERE.  

E-mail the City Park & Campground

Reserve A Campsite Here  
Park & Campground Rules     
City Park & Campground Site Map
North Trail Map (coming soon)


Park Passes.....$3.00 Daily/$15.00 Annual 

     $31.00 per night water/electric
     $35.00 per night water/electric/sewer
     $200.00 for 7 nights (50% down at time of reservation)
     $600.00 per month (50% down at time of reservation)

Pet Fee (no more than 2 pets).....$5.00/stay

Cabin Rental
     $50.00 per night
     $280.00 for 7 nights (Maximum cabin rental is 14 consecutive nights) 

Bags of Ice.....$2.00/bag
Dumping Fee.....$10.00/non-campers only
Campfire Wood.....$4.00/bundle
Tube Rental.....$10.00/day (Tubes available at Park Office) 


pavilion 1 - Copy


Two City Park Pavilions available to rent for your event.
May 1st through November 30th
$60.00/day Rental Fee - paid at time of reservation

If you have questions, want to check for availability, or would like to reserve a Pavilion contact the parks department
@ (989) 426-8126 or 
by email at


The Gladwin City Park and Campground will issue a refund based on the refund policy below:

     36-hour notice prior to scheduled arrival date 100% refund
     24-hour notice
prior to scheduled arrival date 50% refund
     Less than 24-hour notice prior to scheduled arrival date or no contact 0% refund
     Pavillion Reservations are non-refundable


  • 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 more than 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 is 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.
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