Date of Stay: June, 2010
We went up to Holland State Park for a long weekend. After we got here we found out it was also Senior Class Trip week, so there were lots of teenage campers in the park. You would think this would mean a wild and raucous party 24/7, but that was not the case. Either there are mild mannered teens in Holland, MI or the park did a great job with ranger monitoring. There was a bit more vehicle traffic the first night we were here, but once the park closed for the night, it really quieted down. We stayed on the Pines side, and while we would have enjoyed more room, we were able to fit our 35' motorhome in the space with no problems. As its name suggests, this loop was all pine trees, so provided tons of shade. The Woodstock loop has trees as well, but was definitely sunnier. The restrooms and showers were okay. It was rainy at times while we there, so things got a little muddy. The camp hosts had tons of brochures and books for kids and adults. There are also life jackets available to borrow. There's a small beach on Lake Macatawa across the street. Lake Michigan is about a mile away by car or bike path and the beach there had a basketball court, volleyball nets and a large bathroom. We drove around the beach campground and were glad that it was full, because it is just a parking lot with picnic tables but no fire pits. I guess if you spend all your time at the beach it might be okay, but otherwise it was just a parking lot that must get incredibly hot. No pets are allowed on the beaches, so leave your dog back at camp. If you have a car, check out downtown Holland and the farmers market on Saturdays on Eight Street.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
We came here on early Friday on Memorial weekend, hoping to get an electric walk up site. They had three left and advised us which one would accommodate our 35' motorhome. We ended up on the back end of a loop with nothing behind us but woods (#45B). Being Memorial weekend, it was packed, but we felt like we had tons of privacy. We used the showers at bathhouse #3 which is all by itself in a group camping area, therefore less used. There is a store with wood and a restaurant (we didn't eat there), that's at least a mile from the campground entrance and hilly, so riding a bike there for more than a loaf of bread might be a challenge. There are cave tours and nature programs at the ampitheatre. There is a small boat launch and a rocky beach accessible by a winding, muddy (while we were here) trail. Would definitely stay again.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
We were late in reserving a site here and being Memorial Day weekend, we had to take whatever they had. We got there and the place was packed! Our site was extremely tight to get into. People complimented us on being able to get our 35' RV into the spot without hitting anything. Very unlevel, unpaved site. We were backed right up to campers behind and next to us. To be fair, there are better sites and we were able to snag one near the entrance the next day without incurring any extra charges. There are some nice pull through sites in the H section in area 2 and more private sites are in B section behind basketball court in area 1. Unfortunately the pool was closed when we were there. Our kids enjoyed mini golf course. Very family oriented campground.
Date of Stay: April, 2009
We stayed here at the beginning of the season and practically had the whole campground to ourselves. There was a group of RVers who came in over the weekend, but we still felt we had plenty of privacy. We stayed in campground 2, but liked some of campground 1 sites. We asked if we could switch sites, but they said we wouldn't get our other reservation money back even though campground was virtually empty. Level concrete pads for RV parking. There's a nice bike path connecting the two campgrounds, a camp store with firewood, a restaurant (we didn't eat there), laundry facilities, a nature center and nature talks. Would definitely stay here again.