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The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) will be marking the Michigan state parks centennial with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at a special event May 18 at Interlochen State Park in the northwest area of Michigan’s lower peninsula.

“Many Michiganders were introduced to camping and RVing through trips to state parks,” said Bill Sheffer, executive director of MARVAC, in a press release. “It’s hard not to appreciate the influence our state parks and the DNR have on camping and RVing.”

At the Interlochen event, participants can take a tour of a new Freedom Express travel trailer, provided by MARVAC member Vacation Trailer Sales from Benzonia.

Featuring a queen size bed and sofa sleepers, the lightweight travel trailer can sleep six and comes with a fully-functional bathroom including shower, an interior kitchen and outside camp kitchen.

“This trailer is good for first-time campers, those who are looking to avoid sleeping on the ground, or those who are returning to camping after many years,” said Bill Workman, owner of Vacation Trailer Sales.

“Congratulations to Michigan state parks in celebrating 100 years of making memories, and here’s to 100 more,” said Sheffer.