Michigan residents are lucky to have so many incredible state parks, trails, and campgrounds available for year round exploration. Whether swimming, hiking, biking, skiing, or boating is of interest, there are many great options to discover.

William A. Kibbe & Associates has provided architectural and engineering design services for the State of Michigan to help improve a number of state park facilities located throughout the state. These improvements help the parks to continue to provide visitors with accessible, updated facilities to enhance the guest experience – for a quick day trip, or an extended stay at a campground. We have been proud to provide our design services over the years, including these more recent projects at the following sites:

Port Crescent State Park

This park is located at the tip of Michigan’s thumb along 3 miles of Lake Huron shoreline and the Pinnebog River. Visitors can enjoy trails, cross-country skiing, water sports and beach activities, and stargazing from this dark sky reserve. More details…

Campground and day use improvements include A/E design services for a new sanitary sewer, upgraded electrical system, new water service, and pavement rehabilitation for roadways. Other site improvements include grading and drainage for road improvements. The renovation of the park’s Beach House is also included in this project.  

Hartwick Pines State Park

This park is located in Grayling and boasts 49 acres of old-growth pine forest and rolling hills that overlook the AuSable River and four small lakes. Visitors can enjoy a seasonal modern campground, year-round rustic cabin, group-use areas, and 21 miles of trails. More details…

This project included professional design services to provide system upgrades for the campground’s electrical infrastructure to ensure the design, permitting, and construction of a new electric system meets the service demands of campground visitors, particularly during peak summer months.

Sleeper State Park

This park features 723 acres of forest, wetlands, dunes, and sandy shoreline along Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. Visitors can enjoy a modern campground, day-use water access with a beach house and picnic tables, as well as an enclosed kitchen with dining hall that is available for reservations. More details…

This project includes engineering design services for sanitary sewer improvements at the park that includes upgrading or replacing equipment to increase efficiency and improve functionality.