Date of Stay: October, 2008
Ionia Recreation Area is a wonderful campground. The fall colors were at their peak, and the park provided the most beautiful landscapes. The sites were well groomed, shaded and mostly level. There are several sites that offer plenty of privacy and some that are more open and less private. The hiking trails were well groomed and provided wonderful views of the lake, river and forest. If you have horses, this park offers a separate campground and plenty of riding trails. The beach is a decent hike from the campground (approx. 1 mile) and the campground does not have much to do for the kids right in the campground itself. However, the park offers a ton to do: hiking, fishing, swimming, horseshoes, beach volleyball. The price is right and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The bathrooms were always clean and the showers were hot and had great water pressure (3 out of the 6 were out of order). We will definitely come back to this park.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
This is a convenient campground to Mackinac Island and Northern MI. It is a great place to use as "base camp" to see the local sites. It is clean, fairly wooded and well maintained. The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful. It is not a large campground and does not offer a ton of things to do - which is okay - because we did not camp there for those reasons. This is our second time camping at this campground and we would not hesitate to camp there again.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
We stayed here for a week and were very pleased. The campground is very well maintained and the staff was very friendly and helpful. It had a lot to do for our 4 year old son. They had several daily activities and a nice pool and playground. The campground is conveniently located to Petoskey and other northwest Michigan sites. The campsites are not the biggest and the camp store is not that big. We will stay here again.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
Waffle Farms is a very nice campground. It sits on a chain of lakes, which offers boating, fishing, and pretty views. The sites were well shaded and level. There are a lot of seasonal sites, and not a lot of full hook-up rentals available. There are quite a few sites with electric and water only. All sites had free cable - which was nice . The people (owners and staff included) were very friendly and helpful. There is plenty of space for the kids to play and have fun. The mini golf, driving range, and arcade were not open yet for the season. It also has a very well stocked camp store with reasonable prices. Only negative that comes to mind is that the sites were narrow. We will definitely camp again at this campground.