Me and my wife are new to the Chicago area. We have come here from Denver, Colorado and are camping freaks. The other day I was inquiring about some good National / State Parks around Chicago. Almost everyone suggested Ludington State Park. Although its a bit far from Chicago but people say its worth it. I got excited and opened my laptop to book some good sites in the upcoming camping season. Unfortunately and to my surprise every day in late June, July and August is completely reserved already (The Park must be really great). I somehow managed to get hold of a couple of sites 62 and 227 in the first week of June.
My questions are:
1) Is first week of June good time to tent camp in the area?
2) 227 is in the lower Beachwood and 62 is in Pines. Which one would be better considering we want good view from our tent. 62 seems to be near the beach. We dont have any kids. Also 62 is a Sunny site. How sunny does it get in June? Do we need a Gazebo?
3) There is one inner site also available in Upper Beachwood. Should we go for that?