About Mill Lake
Built in 1936, this cabin community welcomed urban youth to their first travel and outdoor recreation experience. Closed due to disrepair in 2000, 18 of 21 original buildings exist.
Waterloo Recreation Area is the largest state park in the Lower Peninsula and is home to campgrounds, swimming beaches, trails, the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center and more.
- Debris removal
- Cabin restoration
- Trail development
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Ann Arbor Observer – Comeback Camp – Restoration begins at Mill Lake
Mlive – Michigan Cares for Tourism begins its clean up efforts at Historic Mill Lake
Chelsea Standard – Historic Mill Lake Camp to be renovated
Mlive – Renovation of historic Mill Lake Camp near Chelsea set for early October
Crain’s Detroit Business – Top prize in Pure Michigan Competition will help reopen abandoned Waterloo campsite
Mlive – How GVSU professor landed a $5000 investment in her tourism campaign
Grand Valley State University – Professor wins Pure Michigan contest
Grand Rapids Business Journal – GVSU Professor wins Pure Michigan Jump competition
Chelseamich.com – Mill Lake Camp in Chelsea Wins #1 Spot in Pure Michigan Competition