Date of Stay: July, 2015
We were camping with a group of 4 campers and all booked together. When we arrived they had not kept us together. The reservation does say site #s not guaranteed but they could have tried to keep us together. There was no picnic table at our site when we arrived. We were told picnic tables and fire rings are first come first serve we would have to go find one ourselves. Had to go to the rustic side and load a table into the truck to move it to our site. Site had piles of nails around where fire pits had been moved after burning wood with nails. We ended up with a nail in our tire. Nice large pool but most of it is under 3 feet deep with one small corner being 3 ft 8 inches. Nice for little kids but not for our teenagers. Extremely rude people who cut through our site continuously to get to the pool, but the way the pool and playground are situated you almost have to cut through a site to get to them. Bath house is very old. Toilet seats broken, shower that doesn't work but not marked out of order so you don't know it doesn't work until you are in it trying to use it. When mentioned to the staff that the water won't turn on were told they shut the water off to that one its broken. Some kind of party going on at one of the picnic shelters until after midnight playing loud music - quiet time definitely not enforced. The only good thing I can say about this campground is they did let us do a late checkout since we were there for a softball tournament in the area and had a game after normal checkout time. Will not return and would not recommend.
Date of Stay: July, 2015
Dutch Treat is a pretty basic campground but offered what we needed while we were in the area for a softball tournament. If you are there for any of the many softball tournaments in the area this campground is located with 15 minutes of the 5 different complexes that are used. Owners were very friendly - let us do a late checkout for only $5. Bathrooms were older but kept clean. Nice pool. We were camping with another family and the sites we were at were set up so that you pulled in in different directions so your doors faced each other. Not sure I would like that if I wasn't camping with the people on the other site though. Overall nice campground and we would stay there again.
Date of Stay: September, 2009
The campground has a nice rustic feel to it and the owners were very nice. The kids loved renting the banana bikes. But, I would not return to this campground. The sites in the full hookup area are extremely small. Once we pulled out our awning and the trailer next to us put out their slide, there was about 2 feet of space between us. A friend with us said the area we were camping in looked like the infield at a Nascar race. Rustic sites were very large. Quiet time definitely not enforced: it was party central until about 2:00 am. It was a holiday weekend so it may not always be like that. Be aware that a good portion of the campground are seasonal campers that are actually permanent trailers. The ones near us were very rude and actually told our 3-year old not to let his toy touch their grass.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
We love to camp in state parks. Sites were decent size: except by the Lake. The sites we were on were all dirt with very little grass. Bathrooms/showers were muddy when it rained from everyones feet, but once the weekend crowd left and the rain stopped it was much better. The only complaint we had was that we chose the campground because of the lake but there really wasn't much of a place you could fish from. We stayed here and spent a day in Traverse City and a day at the dunes: nice location that is woodsy but close to what we wanted to do.