Weekend brings busy holiday travel, packed campground

Bay City, Michigan (WNEM) – As Labor Day weekend begins, campers are packing Bay City State Park.

“The last few years it has been really hard to get into the camps. We’re out for fellowship, family and friends get together and eat,” said Jason Mulcahy, one of the campers.

Anyone hoping to secure a place at the camp has had no luck as officials said they have run out of spaces. Park officials said this could be the busiest.

Michael Parker, Bay City Park Ranger, said many campers live nearby, choosing to camp locally rather than camp far away due to gas prices.

“We have a lot of local campgrounds here in Bay City State Park from Midland, Bay, and Saginaw County,” Parker said. “When you’re at camp, outside feels like you’re up there. You don’t realize you’re 15 minutes away from home.”

Park officials said more amenities including a new playground will be added soon to accommodate more people enjoying the great outdoors.